The most important thing to do when your children have head the lice is to make sure that you get ALL of the nits out. Nits are the eggs and will hatch.
Nits are the one thing that is not killed by any treatments, even the store treatments. You must pull them out by hand.
The following was sent in by tegala
Removing nits using braids My daughter has had a terrible time this year. She has had head lice four separate occasions.
The best way and the only way I have FINALLY gotten rid of these evil bastards is to take her hair and put it into four sections. Then take a quarter inch section and look through natural sunlight sideways and then up and down. Once u clear that u braid it in a little braid. Repeat and then when completely finished the entire head undo one braid at a time and look again. Its time consuming and u will have to clear your schedule but your child will not have to be sent home and be centered out at school. Hope this helps.