At Durham Lice Care, we use the strand by strand method for all lice treatments. We don’t use any toxic chemicals or pesticides. All of our products are natural and chemical-free. After confirming that an individual has lice, we first apply a natural enzyme-based product to kill the live lice. Once the hair is saturated with the enzyme, we use a special nit comb to...comb, comb, comb...through the entire head until nits or lice are no longer visible. After combing, we will check the entire head, using paper-thin sections. We will manually remove any remaining nits. Once the manual nit removal is complete, we will blow dry the hair and perform a recheck to ensure all nits and lice were removed. After confirming all nits and lice have been removed, we apply more enzyme product to the hair and comb through short hair or put long hair in a pony tail. The parent or guardian will be responsible for washing the enzyme product out of the hair with shampoo 2 to 8 hours after application or before going to sleep or swimming.