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Q. I heard a radio program about an over the counter product that can be put on the hair then dried with a hair dryer. The result is a sort of shrink wrap effect that kills head lice. Do you know what this product is?

A. Look for Cetaphil facial cleanser in your pharmacy. Coat the hair with Cetaphil and leave it on the scalp for two minutes. As you blow dry the hair the Cetaphil will harden and suffocate the lice. Rinse the Cetaphil off after eight hours.


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  1. Samantha

    That sounds great!! One question, Can you leave it on longer than 8 hours? Like overnight?

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