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Treatments to get rid of head lice

Treatments to get rid of head lice

     How to get rid of these pesky critters

     Clean house thoroughly

 

 

 

How to get rid of these pesky critters

 

Quick, easy, cheap, even works on long hair!

 

1.       Dampen whole head of hair and scalp with white vinegar

 

2.       Thoroughly rub baby oil (or any type of mineral oil) into hair and scalp -   ~1/2 cup is sufficient for average hair length. Make sure all strands are coated with oil

 

3.       Cover your head with a shower cap – I’ve actually used plastic shopping bags tied tightly onto the head without air-pockets. OK – so I suggest you don’t visit with the neighbors whilst sporting your new head attire. 

 

4.       Leave on your head for an hour – this should suffocate the lice;

 

5.       Use nit comb to remove all nits and dead lice – vinegar loosens their hold on the hair shaft; bang them out of comb onto a piece of white paper to see your “finds”;

 

6.       Wash your hair with a normal hair shampoo

 

      Added benefit – treatment conditions hair making it feel nice and soft;

 

      You can optionally repeat process in a few days - to catch any lice/nits that may have “gotten away”.

 

 

Do not combine this method with bought lice removal products

      the vinegar negates their effect

 

Clean the house thoroughly

 

      Vacuum -  carpets, pillows, mattresses, over-stuffed furniture, car seats;

 

      Wash / Dry - bed linens, towels, recently worn clothing in hot, soapy water in a washing machine. 140 degree F dryer kills both lice and nits; 

 

      Non-washable items – place in freezer overnight or store in tightly sealed bag for 2 weeks

 

      Soak combs/brushes 15 minutes in very hot water – think about buying everyone in the household their own personal comb and brush.

 

      Instruct children not to share combs, brushes, hats or other articles of clothing at school, play or other activities

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