Tips for Lice-free Hair

Although not dangerous, lice get multiplies quickly and spreads fast.

Updated: October 25, 2018

Although not dangerous, lice get multiplies quickly and spreads fast. You also have to deal with the itchiness, the lice eggs and the general discomfort along with the head lice in your hair. Lice Pediculus Humanus Capitas isn't serious or life threatening. However the situation is very discomfortable and embarrassing when you got a full blown case of lice. Below are some amazing home remedies for head lice.

Garlic and Lime:

Garlic is very effective in driving away head lice. Due to its strong smell, it suffocates the lice on your head, effectively preventing them.
Take 10 freshly peeled cloves of garlic and mash them together. Add two to three teaspoons of lime juice and apply it on your scalp thoroughly.
Wash your hair thoroughly with warm water and mild shampoo after half an hour to rinse this mixture out.
Alternatively, Grind garlic cloves, lime juice, green tea, shampoo and conditioner till it forms a thick paste. Coat your hair with this mixture and leave it on your hair for half an hour. Wash your hair with warm water and mild shampoo.
You have to do this home remedy every day for one or two weeks.

Almond or Olive Oil:

Both Almond Oil and Olive Oil are excellent remedies that prevent the growth of lice. These oils makes them suffocate which makes them easier to find and remove with a comb.
You can either coat your hair or the comb with either of these oils. Separate the hair into smaller sections with clips. Comb out the lice from each section and kill them.
Keep running the comb under hot water. Once you are done combing your hair, rinse it thoroughly with warm water. Clean the comb and towel thoroughly.
You need to do this remedy everyday for a week.

Mayonnaise or Vaseline:

Mayonnaise and Vaseline are chock full of oil and are thick in nature, which suffocates the lice on your head when applied.
Coat you hair with a thick layer of Mayonnaise or Vaseline. Cover your hair with a shower cap, or wrap a towel around it. Leave it overnight or for a minimum of eight hours. and shampoo the Mayonnaise or  Vaseline out of your hair next day morning.
Part your hair with clips and comb out the lice section by section.

Essential Oils:

Some oils contain anti-lice properties that help get rid of lice. Mix three tablespoons of olive oil, one teaspoon of tea tree oil, and one teaspoon of eucalyptus or rosemary oil. Apply this solution to the hair and let it sit for about 30-60 minutes under a shower cap. Rinse well using a mild shampoo.
Use a lice comb for best efficacy. You need a little patience and constant care as it takes time when it comes to lice.
If you are looking for simpler method, then try apply onion juice on your scalp. There are several benefits of onion juice for hair. Lice control is one of them.

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