dreaddy family in need of all sorts of advice
Help! Save My Dreads
I have a lot of friends (some are teachers) who swear by the mayo method. Basically, slathering your whole head up in mayo for hours (wrapped in a towel) and suffocating those buggers. Because mayo is oil based, it is a major pain in the tuckus to wash out though.
Also, there is a new salon in my area that was showcased on tv because it has a brand new way to treat lice - with a machine that basically looks like a super-duper hair dryer. They wouldn't go into trade secrets, but I believe it dehydrates the lice with hot air and kills them that way. You may want to google if that is interesting to you.
One thing I do want to mention, but you most likely already know. Besides treating the linens (sheets, towels, pillows) with hot soapy water and a hot dryer, you have to treat any stuffed or cloth toys the kids have that cannot be washed by traditional methods. I've heard packing them up in garbage bags and leaving them for a couple of weeks in the heat will help kill them.
I do wish you the best of luck and am sending good vibes your way.