These 8 Natural Remedies Can Treat Head Lice! No More Worries! [Video]
Several home remedy options exist If you want naturally to get rid of head lice. You should know that there are a lot of types of lice including body lice, head lice and pubic lice. The most common type is infestations of head lice head lice. It can happen to anyone even in cleanest environments.
Infestations of head lice in the United States, is most common among children in preschool and elementary school, and the infestation often spreads in the home to other family members. Direct contact with the hair of an infested person spreads most often head lice. The estimation is that each year 6-12 million infestations occur in the U.S., among children 3-11 years of age.
A strain of so-called “super lice” has recently been found in a reported 42 states. Those are lice that can’t be killed with over-the-counter treatments, causing concern and frustration among parents.
Luckily, the following natural remedy treatment can help eliminate even the most stubborn head lice:
1. Olive Oil or Almond Oil
Olive oil and almond oil are very effective home remedies for lice. They work to suffocate or smother lice, slowing down to make them easier to remove simply by using a comb. After separating the hair into several small sections coat the hair with oil, keeping them separate with clips. Be sure to frequently rinse the comb with hot running water. Also, work under good lighting so you can see clearly. After combing the hair, shampoo and then rinse twice. Clean the towel and comb. Use this remedy every day for 7 days.
Few essential oils can help eliminate lice with the help of combing. Nutmeg oil, peppermint, cinnamon, red thyme, clove, eucalyptus, neem and lavender. Before using a new essential oil always check for allergies. Add between 4- 10 drops of essential oil to 2 oz of olive oil, then let it sit for a minimum of 12 hours on the scalp overnight. Comb everything out and then gently shampoo twice.
Neem oil represents a natural insecticide. It can effectively and safely help get rid of lice. Buy a shampoo that contains neem oil, or simply add several teaspoons of neem oil to your own shampoo. Use it on regular basis.
Lime Juice and Garlic
The strong fragrance of garlic can suffocate lice. Make a paste by grinding 8-9 garlic cloves and mix them with 2-3 teaspoons of lime juice. Apply the mixture to the scalp and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Then, rinse it with warm water.
Use mayonnaise, Vaseline or coconut oil to saturate the hair or scalp, then cover the head with a shower cap for 12-20 hours. Heat the shower cap, then without getting it wet, shampoo the hair. Cover scalp again for 30 minutes. It will allow the oil to break down, and then rinse the hair and comb through it. Go gently with the comb through the hair section by section. Be sure to rinse it regularly with hot water. Shampoo hair with no water once more, and to prevent lice from returning, wear a shower cap overnight.
Comb wet hair using a fine-toothed nit comb for children under two years old. Comb while the hair is wet and contains conditioner. It will give best results. Comb out the hair for 3-4 days, two times each session.
White Vinegar and Baby Oil
Baby oil can suffocate lice. Put this oil on the hair, then comb out slowly as lice fall from the head. Use shampoo and hot water to wash the hair after the treatment. Apply white vinegar to hair before going to bed and use a shower cap or towel to cover the hair overnight. Use regular shampoo in the morning to wash the hair.
Treat the Home
Try these steps to help prevent a re infestation:
- Wash combs and brushes daily in hot water to dislodge lice.
- Seal items that are non-washable and touched the head, in a plastic bag for 2 weeks.
- Change pajamas, towels, sheets and pillowcases daily.
- Vacuum the part of a child’s car seat cover that touches the child’s head daily.
Check out the following video if you want to learn more, but remember that the best choice is natural methods for removing lice!