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Head lice is a common problem among children and adults. It can be very irritating as it feels something is crawling on our head due to which we cannot keep our hands off our head. Head lice are parasites which infest the scalp and use blood to live on. Here are causes of head lice and best home remedies which have been proved effective to get rid of ‘head lice’ permanently.
⇓lets see some causes of head lice⇓
1) Head to head contact
Park, schools and child care are normal source of head lice for children as they sit, play, study together and come in contact with one another head which leads to infestation of “head lice.”
2) Unhygienic Bedding
Head lice are parasites which can occur by dust and unhygienic pillow covers and bed sheets. It is therefore necessary to wash out bed sheets and pillow covers in every 2-3 days to avoid any kind of head lice.
3) Humid Environment
Humidity in atmosphere leads to birth of various kinds of germs, microbes and parasites. Head lice also can be a result of humid environment.
⇓ Natural home remedies to remove head lice ⇓
1) Vinegar water concoction
We can easily find Vinegar and water in our kitchen just take half cup vinegar and half cup water ,then mix both and prepare a thick concoction and apply it on your scalp and leave it for 20-30 minutes .Now rinse hair with lukewarm water. Repeat this procedure thrice a week for minimum 4 months to get rid of head lice completely.
2) Camphor-Coconut Oil concoction
Take 5-10 pieces of Camphor and pour it in Two tablespoons of Coconut oil in a steel bowl, keep the bowl in warm water till the Camphor melts completely. Apply the solution on scalp and leave it for overnight followed by warm water hair wash .Repeat this twice a week to get rid of Head lice permanently.
3) Neem oil
It is easily found in stores, you just need to apply neem oil on scalp and wrap scalp with plastic cap and leave it for overnight. In the morning comb the hair vigorously to wipe off the dead lice due to neem oil antibiotic property. Follow this regimen 3-4 times a month to get rid of head lice easily.
Mix edible salt and vinegar in equal parts to make a thick saturated solution which should not be easily free flowing then apply this solution on scalp with the help of cotton ball till the hair gets slightly wet and let it stay for 1 hour then rinse hair with fresh water. Now use a nit comb on wet hair thoroughly to make the dead head lice fall off. Repeat it once a month to get rid of head lice.
Garlic is very effective in eradicating Head lice immediately on its very first application. Take 8-10 cloves of Garlic and grind it to paste. Mix some drops of lemon juice to garlic paste and apply it on roots of hair and let it stay for 30 minutes followed by herbal shampoo wash. Repeat this thrice a week to get rid of head lice immediately.
7) Nit combing
It is the most easy homely method to get rid of head lice. First apply oil on scalp then take a nit comb and brush the hair deeply from root of hair to the hair end. Nit combing will trap the lice in its very tiny gaps eradicating all the lice from scalp. Repeat nit combing daily to get rid of Head lice.
8) Tea-tree oil
Tea- tree oil can be found in any cosmetic stores. Just take generous amount of tea tree oil in one bowl and take some cotton balls. Now dip cotton ball in tea tree oil and rub the cotton ball on full scalp thoroughly. Put on a plastic or shower cap now and let it stay for 2 hours. Rinse hair with a mild shampoo. Repeat this thrice a month to get rid of head lice.
9) Petroleum jelly
Petroleum jelly is very helpful in suffocating lice due to its thick sticky nature. Take a petroleum jelly tube and apply jelly on full scalp with finger tips .Now apply a shower cap firmly so that thickness of jelly won’t allow lice to move and ultimately lice gets suffocated. Let it stay for overnight and rinse hair with shampoo in morning. Repeat it once a week to get rid of head lice.
Alcohol sounds weird but it’s true that it can really help you to get rid of head lice. Take half bowl of alcohol and directly apply it on your head until your hair is completely wet. Now take a comb and use it to remove lice from your head. After that, rinse off with normal water and dry your hair using towel. Follow this process 2 times in a week, it will help you to get rid of head lice.
11) Baby oil
Take sufficient amount of baby oil and apply it all over your hair. Leave it for 5-6 minutes and wash your hair by using shampoo. Baby oil has the property to remove dead lice from head. Use this remedy 3 times in a week, this remedy will help you to get rid of head lice.
12) Orange juice
Orange juice has acidic property which not only removes lice but also clean scalp. First of all wet your hair using water and then take 1 glass of orange juice. Apply the juice all over your head and hair, leave it for 10-15 minutes, comb and then rinse with water. Repeating this remedy thrice week will help you to get rid of head lice.
13) Apple cider vinegar
Take sufficient amount of apple cider vinegar and apply it all over your head. Keep it for 4-5 minutes, comb and then rinse with lukewarm water. Using this remedy 4 times a week will help you to get rid of head lice easily.
14) Lemon and salt
Lemon contains citric acid which not only removes head lice but also provide shine to your hair. Take sufficient amount of lemon juice and salt. Mix both the ingredients well and pour directly on your scalp and hair. Let it stay for 20 minutes and then rinse off. Following this process daily for 1-2 weeks will help you to get rid of head lice.
15) Neem leaves
Neem leaves has the antibacterial property that removes head lice. Take 15-20 neem leaves, grind it in mixer by adding sufficient amount of water to make its paste. Now apply the paste on your hair and wait for 10-15 minutes. After that, rinse off using warm water and dry your hair using towel. Repeat this process 3-4 times in a week, it will help you to get rid of head lice.
Take a mouthwash spray and any cotton cloth. Spray the mouthwash on your hair until your hair wets completely and then cover your hair with the cotton cloth for 1 hour. After that, wash your hair with normal water. Use this remedy 2-3 times in a week, this remedy will help you to get rid of head lice.
17) Olive oil
Take sufficient amount of olive oil and a comb. Pour the olive oil all over your head and leave it for 10 minutes. Now comb your hair properly as it will remove all the dead lice and after that, rinse off using shampoo. Follow this process daily for several weeks, it will help you to get rid of head lice.
Mayonnaise not only removes head lice but also remove dandruff. Take required amount of mayonnaise, apply it on your scalp and hair, leave it for 1 hour and cover your hair with a towel. After that, comb your hair and rinse off using warm water. Repeating this process daily for 1-2 weeks will help to get rid of head lice easily.
19) Baking soda
Baking soda kills head lice and also make you relief from itchiness. Take sufficient amount of baking soda and water. Mix both well and apply it on your head and scalp. Keep it for 10 minutes, comb and rinse off using warm water. Using this remedy 2 times in a week will help you to get rid of head lice.
So these are some of the best and easy home remedies which will help you to get rid of head lice