Stupid Crap Sold On Coupon Sites: Epilady Lice Zapper

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Michael Garcia - July 16, 2016

We all remember the yearly lice check at school. We would get marched into the nurse's office and she would look at our scalps with a pair of chopsticks. Occasionally, some gross kid would have a head infestation. It usually got cleared up in a couple of days with some Rid-X shampoo. True, the stinky shampoo isn't very sexy. That's why Epilady, makers of those razors your girlfriend uses to shave her legs, developed the lice zapper. Basically, it is a vibrating lady taser that zaps lice dead. You have to use it a bunch of times to fully kill all of the lice. The description reads,

"This FDA-listed electrical comb discharges a pulse that either kills or immobilizes head lice, giving users a chemical-free alternative to combating scalp infestations. The stainless-steel teeth's tight alignment delivers spurts of electricity deep into hair, yet each discharge is gentle enough to cause little to no discomfort for people between the ages of 3 and 300 years old. Since the charge affects only lice and not nits, users must comb hair daily for several weeks to ensure they've covered the entire life cycle of the louse."

My question is: was there really a call for a sleek lady-like bug zapper for your head? Does killing lice really need to be sexy? Why can't you just use the shampoo you only have to apply a couple of times instead of a zapper you have to run across your head for weeks at a time. Maybe these ladies need to be more concerned with the fact that they have lice in the first place than with the aesthetics of the system to remove them.

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