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Home remedies for head lice | How to get rid of head lice fast naturally

Head lice are tiny organisms that live on human blood. Head lice are more common in the school going children and nowadays all age groups are facing this problem. These can easily spread from one to the other. These are found attached to the scalp and hair shafts, mostly at the back of the neck and around the ears. This finally causes itching, redness and inflammation to the scalp. So here we are discussing the tips in order to get a clear scalp from them by treating in a natural way.

Home remedies to get rid of head lice fast 

Garlic to treat head lice

The   smell of garlic itself is pungent enough to kill the lice over the head. Mix the garlic paste into the lemon juice and apply it thoroughly over the scalp. Leave it for 1 hour and wash it off with hot water. You can also mix this garlic with the oil, lime juice, green tea, shampoo, or conditioner. Practicing this thrice in a week for about 1-2 months can get rid of these lice.

Baby oil treatment for head lice

Baby oil, vinegar, detergent is used to treat the lice. Baby oil suffocates the lice. At first apply the oil onto the hair. Then wash it with detergent & hot water. Then apply vinegar to the scalp at night time and cover it with a towel. Allow it whole night and wash it off in the morning, practicing this continuously for about weeks gives better relief.

Onions to treat head lice

Onions are best natural home remedy to treat head lice. Onions are rich in sulfur that helps to kill head lice. Take an onion and peel them off. Grind it into smooth paste. Extract the juice from the paste and massage your scalp with this juice. Cover your head with a shower cap and leave it for at least two hours. Rinse your hair with shampoo and lukewarm water. Dry your hair and comb to remove head lice. Repeat the treatment daily for three consecutive days and then do it once a week for two months that helps to eliminate head lice.

Home remedy for head lice with olive oil 

Apply the olive oil during night time and cover it with a towel. Wash it off in the morning with the herbal neem oil/ tea tree oil that will kill the lice. You can see the lice fall down dead while combing. We can mix olive oil, liquid soap, conditioner in equal amounts and apply it onto the scalp and leave it for 1 hour. Then wash it with the any conditioner. Comb the hair completely to remove the lice. Practicing this continuously for a month gives better relief.

Salt treatment to prevent head lice

Mix the salt into the vinegar thoroughly and apply it gently onto the scalp. Leave it for 2-3 hours by covering with a towel. Wash it off later. This relieves a lot from lice repeating this twice in a week gives better results.

Rubbing alcohol for head lice

Rubbing alcohol is the most powerful disinfectant that can kill head lice. Take a little rubbing alcohol on the scalp and spread it uniformly. Gently massage and leave it for a few minutes. This sting a little bit and is especially used for a violently scratched head. Apply some conditioner on the hair and then put it an end to the burning sensation. Using a nit comb to remove head lice. Shampoo the hair as usual and use a hair dryer.

Petroleum jelly for head lice

Use petroleum jelly gives the stifling effect on lice, apply this onto the scalp in the night time, and cover with the towel. Wash it off with the baby oil early in the morning to remove the jelly. Repeat this for weeks in order to remove the lice.

Tree tea oil to get rid head lice

A solution of coconut oil/ olive oil, tree oil and a shampoo is prepared and applied onto the scalp. Leave for 1 hour and wash it off with hot water. Comb the hair to remove the lice when it is wet. Repeat this thrice in a week for better result.

Lemon juice to remove head lice

Lemon juice is best to remove lice and nits. This helps to produce acidic natural to your scalp. This is effective and helps to prevent an infestation found on other children. Squeeze out some fresh lemon juice and apply it on the scalp. Leave it for about 30 minutes. Rinse it off with vinegar as final rinse. After, that with lukewarm water. Use this treatment once a week to prevent a lice problem. Alternatively, add one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to a fine paste of four large garlic cloves. Mix them well and apply this mixture to your head. Massage it around on the scalp. Wrap the hair with a thick towel and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with water and then wash it with shampoo. Repeat the process for five consecutive days to kill head lice.

Coconut oil to remove head lice

Coconut oil prevents easy movements of lice thereby they cannot reproduce more. Apply this oil before rinsing the hair with apple cider vinegar and allowed to dry over the night. Wash it off with shampoo and comb it for total removal of lice. Repeat this daily for a week for better removal.

White vinegar for head lice in hair

Simple white vinegar alone is applied onto the scalp by diluting it with water. Cover the hair with a towel and allow it to dry for 2 hours. Then comb the hair with the vinegar dipped comb by holding it carefully for better removal. Repeat this for a week for good result.

Hair gel treatment to get rid of head lice

Hair lice can be treated with hair gel to provide their stamp of approval for the treatment. There is a treatment of anecdotal the can support to remove lice. Hair gel suffocates the head lice to death. Use the styling hair gel into your head lice. Apply the hair gel on the hair that can focus on the roots. Cover the hair with a shower cap and leave it overnight. Shampoo your hair and then wake up. It is better to use a nit comb right after shampoo.

Essential oil treatment for head lice

Sesame oil, neem oil,   tea tree oil, lavender oil, neem oil, clove oil, eucalyptus oil, rosemary oil, aniseed oil, cinnamon leaf oil, red thyme oil, peppermint oil. Any of this essential oil is used for lice removal. First, apply the apple cider vinegar and allowed to dry. Then apply these any oil mixtures over night. Comb the hair in the morning thoroughly to remove all lice, and then wash it off. Repeat this daily for 2 weeks gives best results.

Almond paste to remove head lice from the hair

Prepare a paste of almond with lime juice in it. Apply this paste onto the scalp for 1 hour and wash it off, this gives good result if repeated for a few weeks.

These are the natural homemade remedies can be easily made and followed for better scalp and get rid off of lice too.