There is not a person in the world that didn’t have to deal with lice at least once in life. If you are mom and your kids go to school or kindergarten you are probably dealing with them more often.
Lice are caused by a parasite and they are spread very fast because of their ability to move fast through the hair and from one head to another. They live only in human hair, although you can find them in hats, pillows, but they cannot survive more than 3 hours without a hair. They feed on human blood and the waste on the scull skin. They lay eggs-nits that stick to the root of the hair and are harder to get rid of. Lice are not harmful and cannot transmit any diseases but it is recommended to get rid of them faster. It will be good all the people in collective to do the treatment at the same time so that the pest is removed faster.
There are a lot of treatments and chemicals on the market that are meant to lice and nit removing but those of you that tried knows the results. Those treatments can be very expensive and are full with chemicals, smell horrible and can have side effects.
What works best is natural treatments and constant combing with thick comb. People that managed to get rid of lice naturally share their experiences in order to help others.
THESE ARE SOME OF THE BEST NATURAL TREATMENTS TO REMOVE LICE
Listerine and vinegar treatment
Soak well the hair with Listerine until it is all wet. Apply a shower cap and leave it on for an hour. Then wash it with white vinegar cover it with a cap and leave on for another hour. Then wash your hair with shampoo and comb with thick comb.
Tea tree or lavender oil
Mix a tablespoon of tea tree oil and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil (you can use olive oil, sesame seeds oil or jojoba oil.). Apply the mixture on the hair and leave it on for at least an hour. Wash your hair with your usual shampoo but add few drops of tea tree oil in. add 15 drops of tea tree oil in a sprayer and fill it up with water. Spray your hair and comb it with thick comb. Comb your hair sprayed with this mixture twice a day. This also works with lavender oil.
Apple cider vinegar
Soak your hair in apple cider vinegar and leave it on for a while. Then comb the hair with thick comb and wash the usual way.
Lemon and garlic
Crush 10 cloves of garlic and add 3 spoons of lemon juice. Mix it all and leave it to rest for a while. Then apply the mixture on your hair and put on a shower cap. Leave it over night and then wash off in the morning. Don’t forget to comb the hair with thick comb.
Hair mask with oils
Mix ¼ cup of sesame seeds oil with 1/8 cup of neem oil. Add 10 drops of tea tree and lavender oil, 5 drops of rosemary and eucalyptus oil. Wash your hair in apple cider vinegar and leave it to dry. Then apply this oily mixture and cover with shower cap. Leave it overnight. Then comb your hair with a thick comb and wash as usual. The oil will make it easier to remove the lice and nits.
Carefully look for any remaining lice and nits after every treatment. Repeat every treatment after 7 days in case you missed some nits. Comb with thick comb as many times as possible during a day, every day as much as necessary. Tell everyone at school or kindergarten so they are informed, it will be easier to remove the pest that way. Wash your pillow cases, hats and coats on higher temperatures. Apply few drops of lavender oil on your kid’s hair every day before you send it to school as a preventive. Be persuasive, pests are not easy to defeat but it is not impossible.