Other Head Lice Treatments and Head Lice Home Remedies:
Chemical Head Lice Treatments:
Chemical treatments for head lice can be purchased from chemists (drug stores). Ask your pharmacist for help when you purchase one of these.
Essential oils can be successfully used to treat a head lice infestation. Here are some recipes that some people have found successful:
Head Lice Slammer
60 ml Sunflower Oil (normal cooking oil)
10 drops Anise Oil
5 Drops Clove Oil
10 Drops Eucalyptus oil
5 Drops Lavender Oil
10 Drops Tea Tree Oil
Mix the oils together and massage a spoon full of the mixture into scalp making sure to cover all the hair. Leave in for at least an hour then shampoo out with normal shampoo. Wet comb the hair to remove the eggs and head lice.
Coconut Lice Crusher
8 teaspoons of coconut oil (you can use olive oil instead)
5 drops of Tea Tree oil
2 drops of Eucalyptus oil
8 drops of lavender oil
8 drops of rosemary oil
10 Teaspoons of normal shampoo
Mix all ingredients together and massage enough through scalp to work up a lather. Leave in for at least an hour then wash out. Wet comb the hair to remove the eggs and head lice.
Mayonnaise Head Lice Treatment:
The mayonnaise treatment is a pretty easy one that a lot of people swear by. To perform this treatment, get a jar of mayonnaise and smother it all over the infested persons head. Cover with a shower cap and leave for at least 3 hours. After three hours comb the mayonnaise out using a head lice comb.
The mayonnaise can smother the head lice suffocating them. The vinegar in the mayonnaise loosens the “glue” that sticks the head lice eggs to the hair.
After you have combed the mayonnaise out then shampoo the hair twice with normal shampoo. You need to do it twice as just once will not get the oil based mayonnaise fully out of the hair. Repeat this every three days for a total of three times.
Neem Head Lice Remedy:
Azadirachta indica (Neem) is a tree in the mahogany family. In India, the tree is variously known as "Sacred Tree," "Heal All," "Nature's Drugstore," "Village Pharmacy" and "Panacea for all diseases." Products made from neem tree have been used in India for over two millennia for their medicinal properties.
Neem has insecticide properties and is often used as a head lice treatment.
There are two ways in which neem is used to remove lice. These two ways are as follows:
1) Neem Oil - Rub the oil into the hair and scalp completly covering all the hair. Leave the oil in for an hour (you can cover with a shower cap so the oil does not get everywhere). Then comb the oil out in the shower using a headlice comb. Then shampoo the hair. Repeat this every three days for a total of three times.
2) Neem Soap - Neem soap can be used as shampoo and you should use it every 3 days with wet combing until there is no signs of head lice.
Listerine Head Lice Remedy:
Listerine is supposed to kill head lice. People cover their heads with it then wash it out after 25 minutes. Whether it works or not, we do not know.
Listerine and White Vinegar Head Lice Remedy:
Some readers of this site have suggested using listerine mixed with white vinegar in equal proportions. Leave this mixture in the childs hair for 3 hours. Wash out and repeat the next day for 3 days.
Vaseline and Plastic Wrap:
This head lice killing method relies on suffocating the headlice and starving them of oxygen. The method involves completely covering the infested persons hair and scalp with Vaseline and then wrapping the top of the head with plastic wrap. Leave the wrap on for 4 hours or over night. You may need to wash the vaseline out with dishwashing liquid as normal shampoo may not be strong enough.
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