Home Remedies for Head Lice
Head lice is a parasite that lives on human hair and feeds on blood. It is very common among school going children and is very contagious. But with proper treatment, one can get rid of head lice.
Find below few Natural ways to get rid of lice and nits:
The best way to get rid of lice is to apply coconut oil or olive oil lavishly on your scalp. Leave it for 20 minutes and then remove the lice manually with a lice comb specially designed to remove lice. Lice comes off the hair easily by this method. Then wash your hair with a mild shampoo as you normally do. Repeat this treatment once or twice a week to eradicate lice completely.
Mix vinegar with a little water and apply to the scalp. Leave it for 20 minutes. Then remove the lice using lice comb and the nits by hand or with a nit comb.Wash your hair well after that. Vinegar help to loosen the nits and they can be removed easily. Do this for a few days to get rid of lice and nits.
Keep your pillow covers, towels and combs clean by washing them with disinfectant. Avoid sharing combs, hats, scarf or anything used for hair with lice infested persons as it spreads easily. Avoid head to head contact with lice infested person.
Powder custard apple seeds, mix it with a little water and apply it to the scalp.Wash it off after 20 minutes with a herbal shampoo.This home remedy for head lice is said to be very effective.
Grind a handful of neem and tulsi/basil leaves together and apply it on the scalp. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes. This is a good weekly treatment to get rid of lice faster.
Mix equal parts of neem oil and coconut oil, apply it on the hair and wash off after 20 minutes with a good shampoo.
Tree tea oil for lice prevention
Tree tea oil can be applied on hair and washed off after an hour with a mild shampoo. Alternatively 2-3 drops of tea tree oil can be added in shampoo and that can be used to wash your hair. If you are allergic to tree tea oil, do not use it.
Mayonnaise for head lice prevention
Another popular treatment for head lice is application of mayonnaise to your hair. Massage your hair and scalp with mayonnaise and comb your hair using lice comb after half an hour. Wash your hair well with a shampoo. This is also considered to be a very effective cure to get rid of head lice.
Consult your doctor if the problem is severe and with his advise, use specially medicated shampoo meant for getting rid of head lice.