Lice are something that most kids will end up getting at least once during their school years. A lot of adults seem to get it as well although you don’t hear of it as much as you do children. The fact is though adults can pick up lice through the work force and many other activities that do. If you have ever had to treat lice, then you know how gross and expensive the medications really are. Along with the price they are not safe products. You have to be very careful when you use these because they are insecticides. Along with all of these natural ways you should always invest in a good nit comb. This way you can comb the hair out when you’re done with the natural ways to kill lice. Nothing that you do will kill the eggs, so it has to be combed out correctly when you’re done killing the mature lice. Also don’t forget about washing everything in your house. All the floors, pillows, stuffed animals, blankets and etc. This article is just ways to get the lice off your head. Your house will still need to be washed down.
Nit Comb & Vinegar
If you happen to catch the lice right when it starts then you might not need to do all these different treatments. Rinse the hair well with vinegar because this will help loosen the lice from the hair. Then grab a nit comb and comb out your hair well with this. You need to make sure that you are wiping the comb after each swipe though so you don’t just spread the lice around. Have a bowl of hot water sitting next to you, along with a few paper towels. Swipe the hair then dip the comb into the hot water and then wipe the comb with the paper towel. It’s good to repeat this process a few days in a row even if you think you have everything gone. Even if you leave one egg, it can become a big problem later on. Doing this process a week later is also good since it takes the eggs one week to hatch.
Mayonnaise is a safe and effective way to get rid of lice. It would be a great alternative way to get rid of lice on smaller kids. You would simply soak the hair in the mayo making sure you get it all nice and slathered. Then you should wrap the hair up in plastic wrap and let it sit for an hour or two. The longer you let it sit, the better your chances are to kill the adult lice. Once your hour or two are done wash your hair like normal and then sit down and comb out the hair with the nit comb.
Castor Oil seems to have so many good uses around your house, this stuff should just be kept on hand and lice are another reason why. Coat the hair with castor oil before going to bed. Place a shower cap on your head so the castor oil can be well absorbed into your hair and not all over your pillow and everything else. In the morning take the shower cap off and place shampoo into the hair. Don’t get your hair wet before you do this. Place the shampoo in your hair and rub well. Let sit for another 10 minutes. Then rinse your hair like normal. You may need to do a second round of shampoo so you can get the castor oil out of your hair. Once your done doing this you will need to comb out the nits of your hair and you’re done. Repeat this process in a week to be sure you have killed everything.