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Right Down To The Nitty Gritty

Advantageseradicates eggs and lice


"...half ago I spotted the Nitty Gritty comb in my local pharmacy. The design of the comb immediately caught my attention because of its long metal teeth and the spiralled grooves which ran down the length of each tooth on the comb. Having three children in the house who have each had their fair share of nits in the past I decided to buy it incise we had another outbreak. The comb is a lot more expensive than your usual nit comb; but from my own experience ..." Read review

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No nit picking from me

AdvantagesEffective and unique design, durable

DisadvantagesInitial outlay is higher than for traditional nit combs

"...across a website for the Nitty Gritty comb. What caught my eye almost immediately was the fact this comb was completely different to standard nit combs - for starters it has far longer teeth - and given how long and thick my daughter's hair is, this made the comb very appealing. At first I thought I was going to have order it online but I read a couple of reviews stating it could be bought in Boots or Sainsbury's, so I decided to look in my local ..." Read review

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Is The £10 Nit Comb Worth It?

AdvantagesStrips lice and eggs from the hair


"...advised me to buy the nitty gritty comb. I nearly passed out when she told me that it cost £9.99 but luckily in my area of Scotland pharmacists are available to prescribe for minor ailments so I got the comb free. Head lice are a major problem in British schools these days. I remember when I was a kid the school nurse would periodically check our hair and any kid who was infected was sent home until they were treated to stop them passing them on ..." Read review

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Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb - Get Nit Free Pronto!

AdvantagesIt works. Comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. No Chemicals.

DisadvantagesNone - but I hope I don't have reason to use it again

"...product that she recommended. The Nitty Gritty NitFree Comb is a metal comb with 33 long spiralled teeth which literally get to root of the problem by removing the nits and their eggs, eradicating the problem in one feel swoop. No chemicals, no potions, no medicines. After wetting or dampening the hair, apply conditioner (any kind will do but tea tree oil is supposed to be a repellent to headlice so you may prefer to use one containing ..." Read review

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Itch itch itch...

AdvantagesIt works

Disadvantagesthe lice aren't nice

"Nitty gritty Nit Free Comb A coouple of weeks ago, i felt compelled to try almost every product on the market when I found some of the dreaded head lice in little Miss’s hair. While I was treating it with one of the products, someone suggested this comb, so i decided to give it a go in the weeks interim between one application of the spray and the next... a kind of mid week fix! The comb proclaims itself to be the winner of the Daily telegraph ..." Read review

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Lets get down to the nitty gritty



"...quite a lot, but the Nitty Gritty comb is available on prescription , and its worth asking your doctor (or nurse practitioner) to prescribe one for you if you are exempt from prescription charges. The comb comes with a lifetime gaurantee, so if for any reasons yours is damaged or broken, you can return it the the company and they'll send you a new one . Despite regular use, mine is showing no signs of wear and tear yet. I love this comb - its gets ..." Read review

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Community Level 2SarahJohns...


Getting down to the nitty gritty of bugs

AdvantagesRemoves most lice and eggs during wet combing

Disadvantagescan be difficult to clean and can tear hair if used dry

"~What is a nitty gritty comb?~ A nitty gritty comb is a variation on traditional lice detection combs specifically designed to help parents and guardians detect and remove head lice. ~What is the difference between this and other lice combs~ Traditional lice detection combs are metal or plastic, with 1cm long teeth and about 0.2mm teeth and gaps, reducing the chances of missing lice and/or eggs (nits or casings) during wet combing. A Nitty ..." Read review

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AdvantagesBrill on all hair lengths and thicknesses

DisadvantagesMay seem a little expensive

"...NOT ANYMORE. Welcome the Nitty Gritty Comb. I saw this Nitty Gritty Comb priced at £9.99 at my local chemist, seemed rather expensive for a metal comb, but heh, you'll try anything and everything to allieviate the problem easier. The teeth of the comb (32 in total) have rounded ends so you don't end up skewering your child, first good point. The teeth are microgrooved which consists of tiny cutting edges that are placed along the teeth in ..." Read review

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Community Level 2askamsandrat


dont waste money on potions!!

AdvantagesLovely stainless steel design. Long teeth that don't clog hair.

Disadvantagesthe cost

"The Nitty Gritty comb can only be described as *****Y MARVELOUS!!! I have 2 girls at junior school, both have long hair and both have had nits from time to time. The school used to have some parents who didn't take things seriously with nits and head lice so the whole class suffered!! (im sure some of you know what im talking about!!) We tried ALL the lice treatments etc etc etc but no matter how clean their heads were on Monday my2 had nits ..." Read review

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Getting to the nitty gritty of it.

Advantagescomfortable to hold while using. Captures big lice well

DisadvantagesMisses lots of smaller lice and eggs completely, useless on short boys hair

"...my first child, was the nitty gritty comb. It seemed ideal to me. Recommended by someone who had lots of kids, designed by parents who had been dealing with this problem longer than me, I bought one from ebay while my first son was still in utero in a pre-emptive bid to avoid the problem. I paid around a fiver, and it is around £6-10 these days, so still similar priced. I ordered my comb from ebay, and was quite smug waiting for the first time to ..." Read review

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Community Level 4LILL07


Get Nitty with Gritty

Advantagesdoes exactly what it say's it should


"...Nits. I had heard of the Nitty Gritty comb a long while ago in various forums where other mums were fighting the same battle and quite a few of them recommended this to be the best solution for getting rid of the horrible lice eggs. We have all been told to use a steel toothed comb to eliminate the headlice as they are becoming immune to the lotions that we use yet from personal experience i hadn't found a steel toothed comb that got rid of the ..." Read review

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Community Level 2skybluecat


Every parent should have one of these, absolutely amazing!

AdvantagesIT WORKS!! What more do you want from a nit comb? And it's easy to use.

DisadvantagesArguably the price, but it's a one-off purchase and WELL worth the money.

"...and time again - the Nitty Gritty Comb. The comb has 33 metal teeth, approximately 35 mm long, which are extremely close together. They have rounded ends, so as not to scratch the scalp, and each tooth has a narrow spiral groove running along it. Now, I'm not sure exactly what these grooves do but, believe you me, this comb WORKS! I've not ever used any other nit combs, but just looking at them it's obvious that they will not work as well as ..." Read review

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Community Level 1susan1land...


EVERY parent should have a NITTY GRITTY COMB

AdvantagesIt actually WORKS...REALLY WELL!


"...use these). When I used the NITTY GRITTY COMB for the first time on my child it was at a time when I had previously wet combed his hair with my plastic comb about 2 nights previously...until I could find no more. So I could not believe my eyes when I saw how many little lice, eggs and fully grown lice came off on this comb. In a whole year of my son having head lice and me treating him so often and collecting a LOT off the plastic comb, I just did ..." Read review

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Community Level 2mummytothree


Every parents MUST have


Disadvantageshavent found any

"Its enevitable that when your child starts nursery or school they will pick up headlice and treatment lotions and prevention sprays tend to cost the earth and take a long time to apply. This comb saves all that hassle, when i first saw it i thought it was a bit expensive considering id probably have to buy lotion and other bits aswell, but thought id get it anyway, and i tell you what its fantastic. There is no need to buy lotions ect to kill the ..." Read review

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Community Level 3gunner_mel


NITTY GRITTY - Ultimate weapon against head lice

AdvantagesRemoves most nits and lice in just one go, non-chemical, environment friendly

DisadvantagesNone found

"...tried. Until we found the Nitty Gritty! The Nitty Gritty will get nits and lice alike. I have only just had to have another go at her head a view days ago and managed to remove almost all of the little "pets". I checked tonight - a few days later - and only found one more nit. I usually use it with normal leave-in-conditioner for the sole purpose of being able to comb the hair without it getting tangled. But other than that any additional lice ..." Read review

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