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Old 01-23-2013, 08:39 AM - Thread Starter
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Do you throw away hair elastics if you have found lice/nits on your child's head? And what is the best way to clean combs/brushes? 

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:32 AM
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Brushes and combs can be boiled to clean them.


You could technically wash the hair ties - put them in a net bag in the dishwasher or washer. Or if you don't have that many, then toss them and buy new. 

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I would just throw them. It's not worth the bother of all that.  I don't know how well plastic brushes or hair elastics would hold up to boiling, anyway.

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I would just throw them away.

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I froze ours for a couple weeks smile.gif put all the hair stuff in big zip locks and in the freezer smile.gif

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I threw them all away and got new ones. I didn't want to chance a reinfection. I bagged everything that could possibly have a hair but wasn't washable and put it in the garage for two weeks but combs and hair ties are cheap and easy to replace.
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