HOME REMEDIES FOR HEAD LICE

Is your scalp feeling itchy? It can either be dandruff or head lice. Head lice isn’t a joke and getting rid of lice cannot be an easy thing to do. You can definitely use lice-removal combs, but it isn’t 100% effective and takes several sessions to completely get rid of lice. Inhibiting lice instead of physically removing is the best way to treat it. Below are some home remedies to inhibit lice-

HOME REMEDIES FOR HEAD LICE

NEEM HAIR MASK

In a bowl, add 3 tablespoons neem powder and enough apple cider vinegar to make a paste. Apply a thick layer on scalp and wear a shower cap for 2 hours or overnight. Shampoo off the oil the next morning and use the lice-comb after hair dries to remove dead lice. Use 2 times a week until you are satisfied with the results.

HERBAL OIL

In a saucepan, add 1 cup coconut oil, handful neem leaves and handful curry leaves. Dry until the leaves are all fried-up and dark. Keep the herbs infused in oil and store in an easy-to-use jar. Apply warm oil on scalp and hair and wear a shower cap. Keep it overnight for best results. Shampoo off the oil the next morning and use the lice-comb after hair dries to remove dead lice.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

In a spray bottle, add ½ cup apple cider vinegar and ½ cup water. Shake well and spray liberally on scalp and hair. Massage well and let it sit for 2 hours. Shampoo off and use the lice-comb after hair dries to remove dead lice. Use 2 times a week until you are satisfied with the results.

TEA TREE OIL MASK

In a bowl, add 1/3 cup olive oil and 15 drops tea tree oil. Stir and apply liberally on scalp and hair. Wear a shower cap for 2 hours or overnight. Shampoo off the oil the next morning and use the lice-comb after hair dries to remove dead lice. Use 2 times a week until you are satisfied with the results.

HERBAL WATER

In a saucepan, add 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons coriander seeds, and 1 teaspoon neem powder if you have. Simmer for 5 minutes and turn off the flame. Let it cool and strain. Add in 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and stir. Transfer to a spray bottle ad spray liberally on scalp. Keep it overnight for best results. Shampoo off the oil the next morning and use the lice-comb after hair dries to remove dead lice.

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