7 Most Effective Home Remedies To Treat Head Lice
1. Essential oils- There are so many essential oils such as lavender oil, tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, clove oil, peppermint oil, etc.. All of them have proved to be very effective in removing head lice. But it is always better if you first check for allergies as your kid may be allergic to any of these essential oils.
What to do?
Take 20 to 25 drops of any of the above mentioned essential oil.
Mix 2 ounces of olive oil to it.
Apply this mixture on the scalp and hair evenly.
Leave it overnight.
In morning comb the hair.
Finally, shampoo your hair.
Repeat this again after a few days to completely eliminate the lice.
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2. White Vinegar- White vinegar contains acetic acid that destroys the lice. Also, it is believed that the sticky glue that is produced by the female louse to attach itself to the hair is dissolved by the vinegar.
How to use?
Take equal quantity of white vinegar and water.
Apply this solution to the scalp and hair.
Wrap a towel around the hair.
Wait for two hours.
Now dip a comb in undiluted white vinegar.
Comb your hair for a few minutes.
This is followed by rinsing off your hair with diluted solution of white vinegar.
Finally, shampoo your hair
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