There were no reviews yet for this lice comb, but I've used a different brand of battery powered lice comb (Robocomb, sold at drug stores) and found it *very* effective. My daughters and their 2 female cousins (never the 4 boys...) have had head lice 1 or 2 times each, usually a couple of weeks after returning home from a summer camp, or spending time with a cousin who did. I've used the shampoos, the conditioners, the nit combs and the electric combs and found the electric comb the most effective, although it's not instant. There is no truly easy way to treat lice (which, by the way, are becoming resistant to many of the available chemical treatments) but a daily combing or three with the electric comb is a lot easier than spending hours with a nit comb. As a preventative, the child can certainly do it herself, but to eradicate an existing infestation I think it helps to have someone else do it, especially a thorough parent.
Thankfully, we've been lice-free for 3 1/2 years (I check the girls carefully after summer camp) but if we got them again my strategy would be:
1) immediately use the shampoo and rinse per directions.
2) spend a couple hours getting the obvious nits with your fingers or a nit comb. I didn't find the combs any easier to use than my finger nails. This part is a real pain and requires a nitpicky person. :)
3) wash the pillow cases, put the pillows and anything they keep near their head during sleep in a plastic bag for a week or two.
4) wash all brushes and combs - find online directions about how to wash them
5) vacuum lots of things thoroughly - the bed, the comb drawer, the seat backs/headrests in the car, the back of the sofa & upholstered chairs - anywhere they rest their heads. By the way, using very hot water to wash linens is not necessary.
6) use the electric comb 2 or 3 times every day until all evidence of lice & nits are gone.
7) 1 week after the first shampoo, you may want to repeat it.
If you skip any of these steps, you'll almost certainly not get rid of them all and someone else will get to experience the joy. Head lice can't live long without a head, so your job is to kill them or get them off the head in a manner where they can't spread to someone elses head.