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It had to stay on all night and then washed and dried the following morning.” Smith managed to tackle her lice using Hedrin Treat & Go Mousse, but remembers: “When I was at school we had ‘Nitty Nora the bug explorer’ who came round to inspect our hair every year to make sure we knew what to do if we caught head lice – and letters were sent home to parents of children who had lice to explain what to do.
They were not allowed back into school until all the lice had gone!