Kill Lice And Nits Naturally
You can get rid of head lice naturally without having to resort to toxic, harsh chemicals treatments, which are potentially dangerous to your children’s health and are best avoided! All you need to kill lice and nits naturally is what’s in your kitchen cupboard, Olive Oil and White Vinegar.
Head Lice mention the word and immediately one starts to scratch at one’s head. These determined and hardy little critters are proficient pro-creators, and what starts as one tiny louse, almost overnight can multiply into a thriving colony of lice and nits (eggs).
The treatments used to eliminate a lice infestation can be highly toxic and contain some extremely hazardous ingredients, the most common being, Maldison (Malathion), Pyrethrins Extract (Pyrethrins I & II) and this is combined with Piperonyl butoxide
Below is a lot of information about these dangerous ingredients that may kill lice but at what expense to our health??
Nearly every parent will have to deal with their children getting lice at least once, and also very possibly ,they themselves, and other older siblings in the family may end up scratching their heads too, as little kids love to cuddle. But there is no need to panic as it can be dealt with naturally, safely and very effectively.
Treating Head Lice With The Olive Oil Method – For Adult Lice
- Signs of a lice infestation are scratching, small sores on the scalp and a feeling of something crawling on your head. Upon checking the hair your will then see either the eggs of the lice.
- Treatment is too either remove or kill all the lice and eggs.
- The most important element of lice treatment is combing the hair thoroughly using a lice comb, as no potion or lotion will beat simple physical removal of lice and nits. Here is a link on how to treat lice effectively using a lice comb http://headlicecenter.com/head-lice-comb/
- To treat lice effectively using olive oil,hair should start off dry and clean and combed free of all knots.
- Hair must be soaked in olive oil and then wrap the hair up in plastic or a plastic shower cap and let it sit for a minimum of 3 hours.
- After 3 hours, unwrap hair and lay a towel around the shoulders and begin combing through with a lice comb.
- Starting from the base of the neck, section hair in very thin sections and comb through with a lice comb from the scalp to the ends to remove the lice , wiping the comb clean of lice and nits on a paper towel or tissue. See http://headlicecenter.com/head-lice-olive-oil-treatment/
- Once finished, wash hair in a natural cruelty free shampoo to remove oil. You may have to give the hair a couple shampoos to remove the greasy residue. Finish off with conditioner
- For the next 10 days, you should daily check through the hair with the lice comb, this way you will be able to discover and remove any new hatch-lings and any eggs your failed to remove.
Treating Nits (Head Lice Eggs) With The Vinegar Method – Vinegar Does Not Kill Adult Lice.
- To kill the nits you can use good old fashioned, cheap white distilled vinegar, or any other food vinegar, including apple cider vinegar.
- You must be extremely careful not to get the vinegar into your child’s eyes as it will burn.
- Get them to lean back over a basin with a towel around their neck and pour the vinegar over their dry, clean, hair. Make sure the hair is saturated.
- Leave on for a few minutes.
- Now rinse off with fresh water and then start combing through as above with a lice comb to remove the nits. You can also slid the nits off with your fingernails.
- It is best to repeat this treatment for the next two days following the initial treatment.
- Again you must check daily for 10 days to ensure you got everything.
To avoid spreading lice, it is important to avoid head to head contact and to not share towels, brushes, combs and hats while infested and it is also advisable to wash the pillow slips of the infected person, but you really don’t need to do anymore than this. It is also advisable for girls with shoulder length or long hair to wear it tied back for kinder and school.
Remember lice do not jump! Lice can only survive around 12 hours off the human body.
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