How to Get Rid of Nits – the Susannah Way

If you have kids at school, then you have had nits. Susannah has three (children that is) so nits have become a regular visitor to her home. She is thinking of charging them rent (the nits that is). So far, attempts to dislodge the little blighters have proved futile. Now it’s war!

Watch this video to learn Susannah’s strategy – how to get rid of nits for once and for all using a potent combination of Hedrin, Lyclear and rosemary oil… and Trinny’s reaction to the nit problem is priceless!

What is your experience of dealing with nits? Please share it in the comments, below.


  • Reply February 4, 2014


    Before doing what Susannah does, we soak the hair in a container with warm water and vinegar. This weakens the glue of the nits and makes it easier to Combe them out.

    • Reply February 4, 2014

      Trinny and Susannah

      That’s a great bit of extra info. Thanks Catty! x

  • Reply February 5, 2014


    And one more tip from an Israeli mother of two: I send my kids with a drop of rosemary oil behind each ear, to prevent the visit of the nits…!

  • Reply February 5, 2014


    I have 5 daughters – I check hair every Saturday – sitting on the stairs…. my kids always use a nit comb in the shower when they are conditioning their hair – that is a great way to check too…. then…. if we find any the party of product and combing and product and combing and whinging and whinging and whinging starts…
    We all love using the ‘hair straightening iron’ to kill the lice and their eggs – a few electrons work a treat

    • Reply February 5, 2014

      Trinny and Susannah

      LOVE the hair straightening iron tip – endless nit killing fun. x

  • Reply February 5, 2014


    Would love to know what brand of tea tree shampoo Trinny uses on her daughter? I’m a bit fussy about products I use on the kids. xx

    • Reply February 5, 2014

      Trinny and Susannah

      We don’t always use the same brand Esther but one that we like very much is by Urtekram. It contains no SLS or SLES (harsh chemicals that cause shampoos to lather) so it doesn’t foam up – but it really works. x

  • Reply February 9, 2014


    You can use olive oil, with a piece of cotton or an absorbent genre distribute the oil in all hair and head, if you want put on a shower cap for 2 hrs min. after that use a nits comb and you’ll see the diference, wash your hair as usually and repeat 2 more times, 1 per week, best treatment I used with my kids.
    No agressive and very good for hair, you can add lemon juice to the shampoo for prevention.

  • Reply May 16, 2014


    I’ve dealt with nits a few times.

    I find that thorough combing twice a day is enough — with the right comb. The plastic ones are garbage. I think Susannah is using the one I like best, fine metal teeth with grooves that shred the little buggers.

    I used to use chemical killers but found a good combing does the job with no product at all. Just keep up the twice a day routine a week after you see the last nit, to make sure they are all gone.

  • Reply May 28, 2014


    Great tips, thank you.

    Just wanted to add – the both of you look amazing – more friendly and younger – without heavy make-up.

    Have a nice day.

    • Reply May 28, 2014

      Trinny and Susannah

      Aw. Thank you Louise. x

  • Reply June 6, 2014


    Ah, nits. Such little PITAs…

    I’m in the U.S., but I just did a check on the UK Amazon and the products are there, so I’ll recommend with confidence: Fairy Tales product line has been a life saver, along with that metal comb Susannah is using. My daughter has eczema, so we cannot use the standard chemicals on her hair or her scalp freaks out. Fairy Tales is a natural product line — treatment and daily maintenance. It’s all about the combing, though. Every other day in a grid-like approach. YouTube has a wealth of how-to videos on combing. Also a life saver.

    Keep dirtier hair, too. Lice love clean hair! And once you’re “tagged” by lice, you’ll be attractive to them for months. Easily re-infested.

    • Reply June 6, 2014

      Trinny and Susannah

      Great tips. Thanks Marta. x

  • Reply September 29, 2014


    Tea Tree Oil. Put in in your hair and on your nit comb the nits will jump off.

    Put hair up in plats and spray some tea tree oil on. You can make your own nit repellent with tea tree oil and water.

    You can also

    Lavender oil also has the same effect.

    Tea Tree oil is by far the most effective and best prevention.

    Coconut oil instead of conditioner in your hair will break down the outer shell of the nits making it easy to comb out of your hair!

    How terrible that with my daughter and as a school teacher I have become an expert in nit prevention! I have coloured hair and so nit treatments are too abrasive need to be repeated too often and nits are often resistant.

  • Reply April 14, 2016


    Hi all,

    For us, we put a bottle of cheap conditioner throughout dry hair, (we cover every strand of hair thickly) and wrap in a shower cap and leave on for an hour. The nits suffocate in the conditioner. Then comb through and just wipe the conditioner on a towel (that you plan to wash immediately afterwards) you can usually see the nits in the wiped off conditioner. Then it’s a shower to wash it out, and again the conditioner works as the remaining nits can’t grip as easily and tend to be washed away. And then we blow dry and use the straightening irons just towards the roots to kill off the eggs.

    Repeat one week later and if still itching, continue every 3-4 nights. Since it’s just conditioner used, no harmful chemicals are involved and your child gets to have lovely silky smooth hair! We also find that nits trying to re-infest can’t grip the hair as easily if it has lots of conditioner through it.

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