Contracting head lice is one of the most unpleasant things a person could experience. There’s also a social stigma attached to it that can severely bring down your self-esteem. Worst of all, it’s contagious, so there’s the risk of passing on the lice to your family and friends. Having head lice completely makes things inconvenient for you and the first thing you’ll want to do is get rid of it. There are several natural ways to get rid of head lice, so that you won’t have to resort to using harsh chemicals that can be unhealthy for you.
Mayo Magic. Get hold of mayonnaise at room temperature. It’s important to get the regular kind, and not any other variation. Cover the infected hair liberally, spreading some even behind the ears and on the nape. Take a shower cap, cover the head and leave for two hours. Doing this kills the lice and even the eggs. After the prescribed time has passed, shampoo and rinse the hair until all grease has been removed. Vaseline is also an effective insecticide, but is more difficult to remove. You’ll have to douse your head with baby oil, rub it in thoroughly then wash the hair several times using dishwashing soap and warm water.
Homemade shampoo. You can make your own anti-lice shampoo. Using five teaspoons of olive or coconut carrier oil, five drops each of tea tree essential oil, rosemary essential oil, lavender essential oil, peppermint essential oil and eucalyptus oil, mix with some shampoo and apply to the hair. Make sure to get all strands. Let the solution stay on your hair for an hour with a shower cap wrapped around your hair before you rinse.
Smash the eggs. To get to the root of the problem, it’s important to kill all the eggs. You can do this by rinsing your head with vinegar after you shampoo. Cleanse with hot water, dry out hair, then comb out tangles. Afterwards, use a special lice comb to take out the nasty buggers. These combs are available at the pharmacy.
Onions can kill lice too. You’ll need some down time to this treatment. Put the onion in a blender to get the juice. Work the juice into your scalp. It may be stinky, but effective. Cover with a shower cap then leave for four hours. You can use this time to watch TV, read a book, or even do some spring cleaning. Afterwards, use a nit comb to get rid of the lice. You’ll have to repeat the treatment two more straight days after the first treatment. You can also use four cloves of ground garlic mixed with real lemon juice. Put on your head, wrap in cloth made out of cotton and leave overnight. The next morning, clean your hair with your regular shampoo and comb out with a lice comb. This process will need to be done five straight days for it to take effect.
There are many ways to treat your lice problem without even having to go out to the store for purchases. Most of the ingredients needed are right in your own home. Plus, you know you’re not putting any harsh chemicals on your sensitive scalp!