Thanks to the research and development industry, we have so many lice treatment options. But, most of them are either chemical compounds or contain loads of harmful chemicals. And the negative side is that these harmful chemicals can cause more harm than benefit to you.
Chemicals like Benzyl Alcohol and Malathion are flammable compounds, and we must keep them away from the reach of children. Also, pharma topical head masks, shampoos, and oils can make your hair fall quickly, and some can make your hair dull and dead forever. Can you take such a risk that comes with these harmful treatments? Are you nodding your head to say ‘No’? You are probably looking for an alternative solution. Please read this blog till the end because we have curated a list of the top 5 natural lice treatment options you can try yourself.
As wet combing is helpful in the lice treatment, so is the oil combing. Oiling is the age-old technique of massaging the head with oils. It helps to get rid of various hair-related problems, and so it also helps in lice treatment. In this lice treatment remedy, we will use essential oils.
Numerous essential oils have been useful in treating lice, for example, tea tree oil, aniseed oil, lavender oil, neem oil, peppermint oil, clove oil, eucalyptus oil, cinnamon leaf oil, red thyme oil, and nutmeg oil. Before using them, always use a carrier oil to dilute the essential oil. Do a patch test, and if you do not have any allergic reaction to the oil, you can go ahead with the lice treatment.
Lice Treatment Recipe:
Mix 2 ounces of olive oil with 1 to 20 drops of any essential oil you have.
Give this solution a mix of 4 ounces of rubbing alcohol.
Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and leave for 12 hours.
Spray the mixture into your head in generous amounts.
Partition your hair into two sections.
Lastly, comb your hair with gentle pressure and put oil in the dry parts of your head.
This lice removal treatment requires you to suffocate the lice, which works pretty well, according to our research team. The treatment weakens the lice, so you can pick them up on your hands or comb them out with a fine-toothed comb. To use this lice remedy:
Coat your hair with olive oil, almond oil, vaseline, or mayonnaise.
Apply a generous amount so that the lice cannot move. You may want to reapply the oil or thick substances we have suggested to the dry parts of your head.
Ensure that your head is wet with the mayonnaise vaseline and oils.
Wear a shower cap or tightly cover your head with a plastic sheet.
Go to the beauty sleep and forget the rest. You may notice the lice still crawling on your head, but the movement will stop after some time.
The next morning separate your hair into small parts and remove the lice and nits. Take your time to do so, and be careful. You will notice that the lice are either too slow or dead. You may also use a fine-toothed comb to pull out the lice from your head.
Wet combing is a traditional way of removing lice from the hair. According to the British, it is the most effective lice treatment remedy. It makes the lice more visible, distinguishing them from dandruff. Wet combing does not necessarily mean combing on wet hair. Wet combing lice treatment involves using conditioners on the wet strands of hair.
Use a fine-graded metal comb to remove the lice. You may ask someone to help you with this or use a magnifying glass. Wet combing is effective, but it is time-consuming and requires you to be patient. Take ample time to complete this remedy and repeat it twice a week to get visible results.
Another helpful lice treatment remedy is the combination of salt and vinegar, sodium chloride + acetic acid. Both these naturally occurring chemicals have desiccating properties that put an end to lice and nits.
To make the lice treatment remedy:
Mix ¼ cup of salt with ¼ cup of vinegar.
Store the lice remedy in a spray bottle and keep it idle for some time.
Spray the solution all over the hair scalp.
Wash with warm water and use mild shampoo after some time.
Now, comb your hair with a metal fine-toothed comb to pull out the dead lice.
Garlic is a pungent kitchen ingredient, probably your mum’s favorite. But it has all the reasons to be popular and a favorite of the kitchen masters. Not only that, it is an excellent ingredient used to suffocate lice. Grind or grate ten garlic cloves and squeeze some drops of lemon juice. Protect your head with headgear or a hairband to apply the mixture to your scalp. Also, cover your eyes to protect them and carefully apply the mixture with a brush. Wash with normal water and pick out the lice after the wash.
Neem lice treatment is the most popular in most countries. Neem is anti-fungal and contains various antioxidants. It has a pungent smell that helps you eliminate the lice and nits. You will find various neem-infused products in markets like neem shampoo, neem oil, and neem enriched conditioners. You can use them or make your own neem lice treatment remedy.
Neem lice removal remedy: Crush some neem leaves and boil them in water. Let the mixture cool. Strain the neem water and use it to wash your hair. Or, grind the neem leaves and make a paste. Apply this neem paste to your scalp and hair length. Wash with normal water and comb with a fine grade comb.
We hope you will find these tips useful. You may remove lice from your heads or your loved ones’, but prevention is essential to stop the spread instantly. Also, prevention is necessary so as not to catch the lice in the first place. Follow these tips to prevent lice outbreaks in your home.
Avoid head-to-head contact.
Wash your hair frequently.
Don’t let sweat accumulate in your head.
Clean your home thoroughly after any lice outbreak.
Maintain good hair health and hygiene.
Finally, visit a professional lice removal service salon ASAP after lice infestation. To search for more useful lice removal solutions, visit our blog section. We are Knock Out Lice LLC, the experts in removing lice and nits. Get lice removal done in our comfy salon space without any judgments. Enjoy waving clean and healthy bouncy hair on your way back home; we ensure to make your experience memorable. Please book an appointment with our experienced lice removal treatment team at the cheapest rates.