If your little one comes home with the dreaded critters, there is a new home remedy that has proven to be effective using Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser. You apply the cleanser to the hair, wait 2 minutes and then comb it out. Eight hours later wash the hair with regular shampoo. Repeat once weekly for 3 weeks. Out of 131 patients studied 97% were cured of their lice using this method.