If your head is feeling really itchy, it could be lice.
Anyone who comes in a close contact to with someone who already has head lice, or even their contaminated clothing and other belongings is at risk for acquiring head lice.
Head lice are parasites that can be found on the heads of people. Most of those are kids because they can spread easily at schools.
Head lice are very small insects that eat tiny amounts of blood for their nourishment and they use their tiny little feet to hold on to hair.
When they start living in the hair, they also start to lay their eggs or nits. Gross! As they t reproduce quickly, it is very difficult to eliminate lice parasites within a few days.
Head lice is a common problem among children. There are the several home remedies that will more effective solve this problem.
Here are the top home remedies for head lice.
Remove head lice by using Garlic.
Thanks to the strong fragrance of Garlic, you can suffocate lice and kill them. Garlic is loaded with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help to remove the head lice.
You ca grind 10 to 12 peeled cloves of garlic into fine paste. It’s more effective if you add a few drops of lime juice or tea tree oil to it.
After the blend, gently apply the garlic paste and lime juice the on your head and cover your scalp with a towel or shower cap for about a half an hour.
Then wash your hair with your regular shampoo.
Repeat this process on a weekly basis.
Confiscate lice from the head by using Mayonnaise Therapy.
Coating your hair using mayonnaise can suffocate head lice. Evince shown that this process is worth a try.
Apply Mayonnaise over your scalp then cover your hair with a shower cap or a towel.
Leave it on for about eight hours or overnight.
Wash your hair by using your regular shampoo and then comb any remaining lice out of your hair.
Repeat this process daily for one week.
Essential oils with anti-bacterial, antifungal and natural insecticide properties can also be used effectively to get rid of head lice problem.
Olive oil is one of the most popular and effective oil that is used for killing head lice.
Apply the olive oil gently throughout your hair and cover your head with a shower cap or towel. Keep the oil for a minimum of one hour and a maximum of eight hours, and follow with rinsing with a medicated shampoo.
Finally, comb your head while it is still wet to remove the dead lice.
For more effective results, you can mix any one or two of the healing essential oils such as, neem oil, tea tree oil, sesame oil, cinnamon leaf oil, nutmeg oil, aniseed oil, rosemary oil etc. to remove head lice and eggs.