Home Remedies For Head Lice

There are many home remedies for head lice that can be used to treat this condition. Head lice are bugs that can be found in human hair, it is mostly common in school children and it can get out of hand if left untreated.It is believed that head lice or nits are found in people who have dirty hair but this is false, it can cause severe itching in some cases and it also feels uncomfortable.

Most of the treatments that you can get from your chemist or pharmacy contain dangerous chemicals which could effect your scalp in a bad way.There are many natural remedies that you can try to treat this condition. To start you can use a comb that has been dipped in warm water and tea tree oil, carefully comb through the hair and remove any head lice or eggs.

To minimize the spread of these bugs from person to person within your home it is recommended that the person should have separate bath towels and that you regularly wash their hair brush and bed clothes. If you do not want to put anything in your child’s hair you can simply use a fined tooth comb and comb your child’s hair at least twice per day, in time you should have removed all head lice.

If you are looking for a remedy to kill the lice you can soak your hair in vinegar, you can then put on a shower cap or wrap a towel over your head for at least an hour and then rinse.Within 3 days you should have no head lice.

coconut oil for head liceVirgin coconut oil is also a great remedy as it moisturizes your scalp and it can also kill lice. Firstly use a fined tooth comb to get rid of any lice that you see, then apply the coconut oil to your scalp and hair and comb through another two times. Next use an organic shampoo and wash your hair, make sure to massage your scalp and the area behind your ears. Then dry your hair and apply more coconut oil and leave it in for as long as possible. This should have killed all of your head lice, but you can repeat the process once a week to be sure.

Rosemary oil can also be used, add a few drops to some warm water and rinse your child’s hair thoroughly. It will kill the lice and also add a shine to your hair. Another remedy is to massage mayonnaise into your hair and scalp and rinse off after an hour. If you have young children under the age of twelve it is recommended that you comb your child’s hair to look for head lice at least every couple of weeks. By following these home remedies for head lice you can treat this condition more naturally and effectively.