The Shepherd Method was developed by Katie Shepherd a world renowned expert in the field of head lice treatment and education. The Shepherd Method is without a doubt, the most thorough manual method available in removing eggs (called nits) from hair. First the hair is combed, until nothing further can be removed. Then the hair is divided into 4 quadrants which are examined, in paper-thin layers, one strand of hair at a time, to remove any remaining nits and bugs. Then we do one more visual head check, just to be sure. We know that this is the most effective manual method available and the only way to guarantee thoroughly clean lice-free hair.
A follow up visit 4-7 days later is recommended.