Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are small, parasitic, wingless bugs located on the heads of men and women. The only host of them are humans. They pull blood from the scalp and stay close to the scalp to keep their body temperature. There are 3 kinds of lice: the egg (also called a nit), the nymph and the adult.
Head lice contain the unfortunate and determined will in making the scalp and neck hairs of humans their particular mode of livability, growing quickly and extraction of blood for their existence. The mere existence of head lice prompts the infested individual to seek immediate modes in both the extraction and alleviation from such intrusive, vile and invading bugs, through total relief. Among such options for relief, would be to know of home remedies for lice.
There are several home remedies for lice which are simple to follow and easy to use. Some of the popular home remedies are:
• One of the simplest home remedies for lice is to apply onion juice on the scalp and leave it there for three hours. Then shampoo your hair. You can repeat this process again after couple of days.
• Vinegar is also one of the efficient home remedies for lice. You can try this remedy before going sleep. Mix two teaspoons of vinegar in six teaspoons of water and then apply this mixture to the scalp. Wrap or cover your head with a clean cloth and then go to sleep. After you wake up at the morning shampoo your hair. Repeat this remedy two times in a week to get more effective results.
• Home remedies for lice using Rosemary is also herb kills the parasite and prevents it from coming back. If the head is heavily infested, try mixing about 30 drops of rosemary oil and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Rub this mixture on your head, cover with shower cap, leave it on overnight and wash it off in the morning.
• Home remedies for lice using Tea tree oil. Tree tea oil is known as a natural lice killer. All you need to do is apply tea tree oil on your hair and allow it to stay there for overnight. Next morning wash your hair.
• Home remedies for lice using Olive oil. Try using 3 tablespoons of olive oil with a teaspoon of tea tree oil and a teaspoon of the oil of eucalyptus. Massage it to your scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes under a shower cap and rinse it off afterwards.
When you have lice in your home, it’s important to wash all sheets and towels in hot water to clean well. But, save most of your energy for combing the hair because lice live and reproduce on people, not things. Missing just one louse or nit in the hair will start the cycle all over again, and some are too small to get no matter how carefully you comb. The process must be repeated every two to three days for a month in order to ensure you’ve gotten all of them.