View Full Version : How To Remove Head Lice
06-01-2012, 06:17 PM
Has you kids come home with a letter from school? You know, check your child's head. Well if your child catches head lice at school, or from one of there friends, don't freak out. There are natural remedies to remove the little critters.
1) Wash your child's hair, and put a whole bottle of their favorite conditioner on their head. Leave it on for a half hour and and the Lice will be dead. The conditioner will not kill the eggs that are attached to the hair shaft, so you will have to take a Popsicle stick and remove them. Use a knit comb that you can buy at Walgreens.
2) Chlorine water in the pool will also kill any critters.
3) If you live near the ocean the salt water will kill them also.
The conditioner is the best, and most convenient way to go. :surprise:
06-02-2012, 03:21 AM
When I was a little girl I used have head lice also. Plenty of them. But when my mom discovered the the lice treatment shampoo "Kwel', goodbye to head lice! It was really effective.
06-19-2012, 07:52 PM
When I was in primary school, I had caught some head lice from other students in school. My late mother would wash my hair with our normal shampoo. Instead of using water to rinse the shampoo, she used a bucket full of water, which she had added a cap full of Dettol in it. After she rinsed off the shampoo, she wrapped my head with a white towel. Fifteen to twenty minutes later, she unwrapped it and we saw the dead lice on the towel. Then, she used a lice comb to get rid of the eggs. The comb is specially made to ensure you can get the eggs off your hair and this method worked perfectly for me. I never had to deal with lice again. My SIL used the same method when my nieces had lice, but she had to manually removed the eggs because she couldn't find the comb at the stores.
06-20-2012, 03:31 AM
I recently read somewhere that mayonnaise is good for getting rid of lice. I've no idea if it works or not, but could be worth a try if there is nothing else to hand.
Don't forget that whatever treatment you use, it will need to be repeated a week later when any nits that have been missed will start to hatch.
06-28-2012, 07:01 AM
I think it's relatively easy to kill the adults, but imperative to make sure that you get rid of ALL the eggs. Otherwise, you just end up with a reinfestation a week later. Nothing that I have found so far will kill the eggs and manual removal is the only way to make sure that you get all the eggs out. Be patient and thorough to prevent reinfestation.
10-09-2012, 12:37 AM
Head lice and nits only live on human heads.
They don't care if the hair is long or short, clean or dirty.
Head lice are an unavoidable fact of life for all school-aged kids.
The best and cheapest way to remove them is with inexpensive conditioner and a nit comb.
You will need to re-treat your child several times before all the eggs will be gone.
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