>>Can anyone help me with some information on the history of nit combs,
>>particularly photos of archaeological nit combs (with copyright to put
>>on a website) to support a petition I'm running on the No.10 website
>>aimed at giving all new school children a nit comb?
>>Chris Walker wrote:
> You can lead a parent to nit combs, you can't hope that some may use them on
> their spawn.
Too true ... but the worst are those parents who say "we've never had
nits "... meaning their kids are infested and they've never bothered to
Worst of all ... ever since I posted that message I've been scratching
... and I've used the nit comb several times without finding any.
It's not until you have had to use a variety of nit combs in anger that
you begin to find there are subtle differences. Short teeth are ideal
for short hair, but long hair is a nightmare (but seldom gets nits if it
is plaited). Metal teeth are much better than plastic (which tend to
irritate the skin if my itching is anything to go by)
I can't imagine what life would be like if you didn't have nit combs and
they reached their "normal" levels.
Then again, I can't understand how it was possible to have children
before the nappy was invented, nor for that matter the sanitary towel,
but people must have coped somehow.