Lice and Nits: The Main Reason Infestation Recurs...
...is because people don't alert those they have come in contact with. Since you're more than likely to receive head lice in your circle of friends, chances are greater of getting it again. Help stop the spread of lice and nits by encouraging your friends to get checked too.
Check entire family for signs of infestation and notify anyone you have had recent contact with.
It's best to use a bright light and magnifying glass to search for lice and nits. Nits will be glossy on the hair and will not move if touched.
Once treated for lice and nits wash all linens and clothing worn in the last 24 hours in hot water and dry on high heat for 30 minutes. If items can’t be washed then set aside for 24 hours before reintroducing them back into your environment (stuffed toys, pillows, comforters)
Vacuum all areas that cannot be wiped down. If you do not have a vacuum with attachments then use a lint brush.
Submerge hair care items brushes, combs, barrettes and all other hair doo-dads in alcohol for 30 minutes or put the items in a plastic bag in the freezer over night. Focus only on items that you have come in contact within the last 24-hour time period and those items only. You can also isolate any room in your house for 24 hours to ensure all lice in that room have eliminated.
Using your metal terminator comb twice a week forever you may be able to alleviate any lice problem you might encounter in the future. You cannot guarantee your child will never get lice again, but by implementing these precautionary measures, you'll minimize the danger.
Remember head lice can affect ANYONE that has hair on their scalp.