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IN Health & Fitness ON 01 Jun, 2016
Head lice are one of the most common problems found in kids all over the world. In the US, 6-14 million children get head lice every year. Lice are stubborn insects that multiply rapidly and cause irritation in scalp all the time.
Though there are many treatments available to get rid of lice, they are not as effective as recommended by the experts. Check out some effective treatments to get rid of lice from your hair. Don't forget to thank me later.
Coat your hair with either of the oils and use clips for dividing hair into smaller sections. After some time, use comb dipped in hot water on your hair. Shampoo and thoroughly rub your hair using towel. For best results, repeat this process daily for a week.
Several essential oils such as nutmeg, peppermint, red thyme, cinnamon, eucalyptus, clove and lavender oil have the potential to eliminate lice quickly from your hair. Mix 15-20 drops of any of these essential oils with 2 ounces of olive oil and apply it on the scalp overnight. Comb and shampoo your hair twice in the morning.
Apply Vaseline or coconut oil on hair and cover your head with shower cap. Shampoo your hair after 12-24 hours. Cover hair again with shower cap for half an hour. Rinse hair with water and apply basil leave juice on head. Comb and apply shampoo on your hair. Cover your hair with shower cap and leave it overnight. Rinse your hair in the morning.
It is better to use a nit comb rather than any other ingredients for kids under 2 years of age. After shampooing and conditioning hair, use a fine-toothed comb twice in the day. For best results, repeat this process for 3-4 days.
Neem oil is a natural insecticide that helps preventing the growth of lice in your hair. Either buy a shampoo that possesses neem oil as one of the ingredient or add several teaspoons of neem oil in your shampoo. You'll surely start getting good results after sometime.
Grind 8-10 garlic gloves and mix with 2-3 tsp of lime juice. Apply this mixture on your scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse your hair properly with warm water. Follow this home remedy on weekly basis for 2-3 months.
Apply baby oil on your hair and comb out the lice after sometime. Then shampoo your hair with warm water. Apply white vinegar on hair and cover them with shower cap. Leave overnight and shampoo again in the morning.
Sesame seed oil possesses antibacterial, antifungal and natural insecticidal properties. Mix one-fourth cup of sesame seed oil with few drops of neem, eucalyptus, rosemary and lavender oil. Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar and then apply this oil solution on your scalp. Cover with shower cap and leave overnight. Comb your hair in the morning to remove the dead lice. Shampoo and rub your hair with towel.
Hair dryers are quite effective in getting rid of lice. A blow dryer can directly remove 98% of nits and 55% of lice from your hair. Use high heat blowing dryer after every shower. This method of lice removal is strictly prohibited for kids. Never blow dry your hair after applying any chemicals.
Coat your hair and scalp with gel. Cover with shower cap and leave it overnight. Wash next day in the morning. Then comb your hair to remove the dead lice. For best results, repeat this treatment on weekly basis.
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