Treatment of Lice ~ Hair Home Treatments ~ Lice Head Treatment

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Treatment of Lice ~ Hair Home Treatment options ~ Lice Head Therapy

Report by Kali S Winters

Mothers and fathers have turn out to be so frustrated with repeated treatment of lice and attempts to fight an infestation of nits that they are willing to go to such extremes…out of desperation…to rid their youngster of these pesky vermints…Some mothers and fathers have even gone to such lengths as to cut their child’s hair short, frequently leading to a traumatized kid.

Head Lice Home Therapies: Never resort to these drastic measures when there are other natural hair Home Remedies obtainable at a fraction of the price and perform much more efficiently, with no damaging your child’s natural hair follicles.

Natural Lice Head Therapy

Hair Lice Treatments: Hairspray ~ Preventing Lice: If you encounter an outbreak of lice at your child’s school, the 1st step to preventing lice from becoming attracted to a head of hair, is to spray a thick coat of powerful spelling, super hold hairspray on the hair ahead of leaving the residence (costs much less then the commercialized lice items on the market). The spray will generate a barrier for lice to penetrate the scalp. The lice will also be repulsed by the smell of the hair spray. Instruct your youngster to douse their hair yet again, if necessary, midday….as a precaution and as a refresher.

Vegetable Shortening and Vinegar: Suspected signs for lice–If you do transpire to come down with head lice…saturate the hair with a thick coat of vegetable shortening applied to the hair and roots (use lard, shortening, rather than oil for a much more suffocating effect). Make it good and thick. Place a shower cap on, or wrap the head with plastic wrap, above the eyes, nose and mouth, and let sit for two hrs. Afterward shampoo hair thoroughly. (Read beneath about employing your standard shampoo.) The oils in the shortening suffocate head lice and avert oxygen from acquiring to the eggs. It will also condition the hair and makes a fantastic moisturizer. Rinse hair with (AVC) vinegar, catch the vinegar in a bucket then reapply (see note below), sooner or later rinse with clear, hot water. Comb hair with a nit comb to get rid of the dead eggs. Repeat a single week later. Note: AVC (apple cider vinegar) will not destroy the natural pH balance to hair as with white vinegar, which is much harsher on hair follicles. (See notes beneath if you are obtaining difficulty removing the lard from the hair)

Use Vinegar for Head Lice ~ AVC (Apple Cider Vinegar): Adult lice lay eggs, called nits, which stick like ‘glue’ to the hair shafts. After treating hair with a vegetable shortening (see above), or any of the treatments listed beneath, rinse hair completely (above a ‘catch’ bucket) with AVC then reapply a number of instances. The AVC dissolves the “glue,” permitting you to comb the nits from hair easily with a nit comb. (Cautious with AVC, as well a lot use and it will strip the ‘natural’ oils from hair developing dry and damaged hair–do not prolong use–use in moderation).

Child Oil and Dawn: Use as a hair protectant. Saturate hair with Johnson’s Infant Oil (only trusted oil, apart from olive oil) and cover with a shower cap (or wrap the head with plastic wrap–avoiding the eyes, nose and mouth) and let sit for two hours. The lice drown in the child oil. Wash the infant oil from hair with Dawn Dishwashing liquid. Repeat one week later.

Antiseptic Mouthwash: Wet the hair and scalp with an antiseptic mouthwash, cover with a shower cap and wait two hours. Make confident the mouthwash is a powerful antiseptic so it will kill the lice and avert additional infestation. A low-cost brand will function just as nicely as extended as it has powerful antiseptic properties.

Lysol: Also a great antiseptic…To clean brushes and combs (especially a nit comb), soak the items in Lysol, then rinse them with hot water. Lysol functions the very same way as the bleach and mouthwash talked about above. Note: Lysol tends to be harsher on hair then other hair home therapies. It can be employed but will dry the hair.

Tree Tea Oil for Head Lice: In preventing lice, shampoo hair frequently with tea tree shampoo. Tea tree oil, from the Melaleuca tree, is a natural ‘louse’ repellent. Tea tree is made up of antiseptic properties.

Olive Oil for Head Lice and AVC: Saturate hair with olive oil (the greatest of the finest hair oil) and cover with a shower cap (or wrap the hair in plastic wrap–avoiding the eyes, nose and mouth) and let set for two hours to kill head lice and make getting rid of nits less difficult. Comply with by rinsing with AVC and comb out the nits with a nit comb.

Mayonnaise for Head Lice and AVC: Saturate hair totally with a thick coat of mayonnaise (a cheap brand will include plenty of thick oils), operating the mayonnaise in the hair and roots effectively. Wrap hair with plastic wrap (above the eyes, nose and mouth) or put a shower cap on. Let set for two hrs. Shampoo hair completely. The powerful fatty oil in the mayonnaise will suffocate and kill head lice and nits. In addition to, the mayonnaise is also an exceptional hair conditioner. Rinse hair with AVC (apple cider vinegar) repeatedly, then rinse clean with water and comb hair with a nit comb. Repeat one week later.

Bleach: Whilst you are in the washing frenzies, making use of lice-killing shampoos, laundering clothes and bed linens (use bleach when washing linens in the wash cycle and higher heat in the dryer)…try adding ½ a cup of bleach to a sink complete of water and soak all combs, brushes, barrettes, and hair clips in the remedy, let them soak for at least an hour… then rinse thoroughly with hot water. Don’t forget razors, tweezers or any other ‘equipment’ employed in or about hair.

Plastic Trash Bags: Quarantine your child’s favorite stuffed animal. What a wonderful way to educate a kid about hibernation. Spot all comforters, quilts and stuffed animals in plastic trash bags, tie shut, and retailer in the garage for two weeks. Lice cannot survive with out a human host. The eggs take one week to hatch, so right after two weeks all the lice should be dead and your child’s “preferred pet” will then be ‘starved’ for lots of enjoy just like an animal comes out of hibernation and starved for food. (But please instruct your youngster about the variation.)

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Medicated lice shampoos may lead to significant side effects in youngsters and need to in no way be utilized with out a doctor’s supervision.Most men and women resort to a lice shampoo containing the pesticide pyrethrin (derived from chrysanthemums) or permethrin (a synthetic type of pyrethrin). Recent Harvard scientific studies indicate that lice are turning out to be pyrethrin resistant. These lice are turning out to be a lot more resilient to the commercialized medicated goods on the market place today. That is why it is very essential to grow to be familiar with natural hair home therapies.The medical term for a lice infestation is pediculosis.The word louse, the singular form of the word lice, is slang for “a poor particular person.”The word nitwit originated from the false concept that head lice infest only poor, uneducated young children. Not so!! Do not be humiliated, frustrated or embarrassed if your child comes down with lice. Lice have grow to be much more resilient to the commercialized medicated merchandise on the market place. According to data from Harvard researches, there are ‘superlice at big in the land.’ This provides a lot more reason to experiment more into natural home hair treatments.The term nit-picking originated from the tedious act of obtaining to choose each nit from the head of a person infested with lice. This is a wonderful time to educate your youngsters about why apes and monkeys ‘groom’ themselves.The expression “going over it with a fine-tooth comb” stems from combing the hair of a lice-infested individual with a fine-tooth comb to get rid of all the nits, dead or alive.Lice burrow into the scalp to feed on human blood. A chemical in their saliva stops blood from clotting. This chemical causes the persistent itching effect. Female lice lay up to ten eggs a day. In a week the eggs hatch…in two weeks, with suitable treatment…they can be disposed of.–Understand and know your treatments.

Note: To get rid of excess oil (especially petroleum jelly) from the hair…but only to be utilized on a quick time basis for it will strip the natural oils, pH, of the hair use the following as a rinse:

Cornmeal or cornstarch (dry shampoo, very best option for natural substitute, however you may well devote days with greasy hair)Dawn dish detergent (greatest, fastest choice, but will dry hair)Goop hand cleaner–this is an intense but if needed, use–will dry out hair.Wisk laundry detergent–also an severe due to stripping the hair of the natural oils.

*Whichever you use–be cautious not to get detergent into eyes.

*A lot of shampoos on the market right now interfere with the effectiveness of the hair lice treatments. The only shampoo identified so far to fight hair lice with medicated ingredients or hair home treatments was Prell. Bear in mind, according to Harvard investigation research, you are now dealing with ‘superlice’, which are adapting to commercialized remedies…but nevertheless so far…have not adapted to natural hair treatments at home….

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Kali S. Winters


Kali S Winters has been teaching and educating other people on the value of Herbs and Natural Home Treatments for over 30 years. Pay a visit to Kali’s web sites: Holistic Herbs and Hair Remedies at Home to become more Self Sufficient within these trying times.