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Natural Cures For Lice

Added/Modified on January 13, 2017

Lice infestation may result in embarrassment and discomfort. An individual suffering from this problem should not share his/her comb, towel, hair brush or hat with others. This problem may result in intense scalp irritation, red bumps or tiny white specks (eggs or nits) on the scalp and so on.

Lice may be found in head, eyebrows or eyelashes. An individual may use various natural remedies for treating this problem.

Vinegar

Lice can be killed naturally with the use of vinegar. You should soak your hair in vinegar and wear a shower cap. Vinegar should be removed after 60 minutes of the application. It is important to use this remedy for a period of 2 to 3 days in order to obtain complete relief.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is extracted from an Australian plant. You can add tea tree oil to any hair shampoo and use this mixture for washing your hair. It is interesting to note that tea tree oil is considered as one of the best natural cures for lice.

Nit Comb

You can use use a nit comb to physically remove lice and nits from your hair. Nit comb should be soaked in pure rubbing alcohol for a minimum duration of 60 to 75 minutes to completely clean it. Nit comb can be used on a daily basis to obtain effective results.

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise can be used as a natural cure. You can directly apply mayonnaise on your hair and cover your head with a clean towel for a period of 3 to 4 hours. It is important to wash hair with the use of a shampoo to obtain relief.

Olive Oil

You can massage your head with olive oil and remove it after a duration of 2 to 3 hours. It is essential to cover your head with a shower cap after the application of olive oil. This natural remedy should be used 2 times in a week to get the desired results.

Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly or vaseline can be applied on the head before going to bed at night. It should be removed in the morning with the use of dish soap after massaging the head with baby oil. It is important to wash hair with a shampoo after performing this process. Use of this remedy can suffocate the lice. This natural remedy is frequently used to treat the problem of lice in children.

Neem

You can use neem as a natural cure. Application of neem oil multiple times in a week may provide the desired results. You can also create a lotion by mixing neem seed extract with water and apply this lotion on the scalp to get the desired results. Boiled water containing neem leaves can be used to wash hair on a regular basis.

Lemon Juice

You can apply a solution created by mixing lemon juice and ground garlic clove to your hair before sleeping. You should cover your head with a shower cap. The odour of this solution will kill head lice. You can wash your hair in the morning to remove dead lice.

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