How to treat lice naturally at home

Treat lice naturally at home

Have you notice something annoying which happen in your life? I am sure that one thing should not be ignored in your list. If you have lice, it is not because you are dirty. Although sometimes dirty hair is one of the problems causing lice, lice can live dirty hair, blue hair, clean hair and beard hair. Therefore, it is needed for us to prevent the lice in the first place. However, if you suffer from lice, there are available effective solutions and home remedies on how to treat lice naturally at home you should know.

How To Treat Lice Naturally At Home – Effective Solutions And Home Remedies

how to treat lice naturally at home

As the definition of Mayo Clinic Staff, lice which is wingless, tiny parasitic inserts eats your blood to survive. The fact that school children share their belongings with their partners and contact closely with each other that will increase the risk of spreading lice easily. Three types of lice exist. The first type is head lice. These lice live and grow in your scalp. You can see them clearly over your ears and at your nape. Body lice live on bedding and in clothing. They can transfer to your skin in order to feed on blood. The people who do not have enough ability to launder clothing or take a bath regularly can have higher risk of suffering body lice. Another type of lice is public lice which develop in the hair or on the skin of the public areas such as eye brows, chest hair and eyelashes. It is the fact that you and your children take care of your body, hair and have a good hygiene; however, it does not mean that you prevent the lice completely. If the lice are not treated well, this problem can reoccur. There are some signs and symptoms for you to recognize. When you suffer from lice, you will feel itching on the areas where lice live. Adult lice’s size is as big as a sesame seed. However, in some cases, they may be larger. Lice will lay eggs (nits) on your hair shafts. They may look like dandruff but they cannot be brushed out of hair. Some people who experience lice may have small red pumps on your shoulder, neck, and scalp. Lice will be contagious when you have skin-to-skin contact or head-to-head contact with affected people. Moreover, sharing the personal items blankets, combs and pillows may increase the risk of spreading lice from person to person. Because lice can live from one to two days off your body, lying on bed, sitting on chair or touching the contaminated furniture which is used by people experiencing lice. Moreover, sexual contact, exposure or sexual abuse may lead to public lice. Although, lice may be difficult to treat, there are many available effective solutions and home remedies on how to treat lice naturally at home I would like to introduce to you on If you concern, please read the article bellow to know more.

1. Nit Comb:

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It is the first tip on how to treat lice naturally is using nit comb to remove the lice and nits (lice’s eggs) physically. It is said that the treatment will be more effective if you use them with other home remedies such as olive oil or coconut oil. These home remedies are better than cream conditioner because it does not contain toxins and its price is not expensive. It is important for you not to miss any nits because remaining nits can lead to another outbreak. Therefore, the best idea is to combine nit comb with other treatments I would like to share with you bellow.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar And Coconut Oil: 

how to treat lice-apple cider vinegar and coconut oil

The solution of apple cider vinegar and coconut oil is proven to be effective solution on how to treat lice. If you want to utilize this solution, the first thing you need to do is applying cider vinegar on your hair in order to loosen the glue. After that, let your hair dry. Coat hair and scalp with olive oil or coconut oil. Use the shower cap to coat your hair and scalp. It is recommended to wait for 8 hours before rinsing it off with warm water. The lice will be killed off due to lack of breath. When washing your hair, you can shampoo your hair or use nit comb to remove the dead lice. However this treatment only kills the active lice and cannot remove the nits. Therefore it is needed to repeat this treatment once a week for 3 weeks.

3. Enzyme Based Soaps And Nit Comb: 

how to treat lice-enzyme based soaps and nit comb

Some products in the market utilize enzyme based soaps which can kill lice and nits. For example, Lice B Gone is especially designed for that aim. Another option I would like to mention is diatomaceous earth. However, it will make your scalp and your hair dry. In some more severe cases, diatomaceous earth will lead to brittle hair. Therefore, it is important for you to apply it on your scalp and hair surrounding your scalp. This treatment is not toxic and you only need one application.

4. Salt, Vinegar And Oil: 

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Salt is known as an effective home remedy that treat a lot of ailments. For example salt water can treat sore throat while salt and vinegar are effective in dehydrating the lice and kill lice, nits. In order to use these ingredients as the way on how to treat lice naturaly, you should apply the mixture of salt and vinegar as a spray. The mixture include ¼ cup of salt dissolved in ¼ cup of warm water. After applying, let the hair dry and coat the hair with coconut oil or olive oil. It is recommended to leave the hair with treatment for 8 hours. The next step is combing the hair in order to remove the dead lice. Finally, you should wash the oil out of your hair with shampoo.

5. Natural Pesticides: 

how to treat lice-natural pesticides

Another solution on how to treat lice I would like to recommend is using natural pesticides which can be made at home. Make the mixture of 7 drops of tea tree oil and 1 teaspoon of shampoo. Apply the treatment on your hair for 15 minutes before combing your hair and rinsing with shampoo.

6. The Treatment May Not Work: 

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Scientists have done many researches to show that about 99.6 percent of the lice in the United State are resistant to permethrin and pyrethrins. Therefore, you should not use this treatment.

I mentioned 6 home remedies and solutions on how to treat lice naturally. I hope that you will find these tips helpful and effective. If you have any question to ask, please raise your voice by leaving your comment bellow. I will answer you as soon as I can.

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