Lice removal usually involves first killing the lice and then using a special comb to remove the dead lice and their eggs, or nits. It can take hours to completely comb through a dry scalp infested with head lice, therefore head lice removal is best facilitated by using a combination of an effective lice comb and a specially treated conditioner. The conditioner both lubricates the hair and captures the live lice and eggs as the nit comb is pulled through. Wipe the excess conditioner from the comb onto a paper towel and dispose of appropriately.