Lice are tiny gray insects that contaminate people’s heads as they reside in the hair and thrive on blood and in the meantime produce nits that get attached to the hair. These creatures are not dangerous for the person’s health, but they are very embarrassing issue that can trigger mockery in other people.
Lice commonly affect children who visit kindergartens and schools, and although quite a common issue it is very embarrassing for the children. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to get rid of them and free your child from the lice.
There are many commercial alternatives that can eliminate lice from your child’s hair, but most of these products have in their content harmful chemicals. When children are concerned we all want the best for them and certainly not a product that can harm their health. Therefore, it is always better to turn to the use of natural remedies which are as effective as the purchased ones just without any side effects.
In this article we shall present you an effective natural remedy that will successfully eliminate the lice form the head and at the same time protect the hair. Not only that the hair will not be damaged but as well as it will contribute to great strength and shine.
Recipe of a Natural Anti-Lice Remedy
This remedy is more effective than any commercial available drug on the market.
A plastic cap.
An anti-lice comb.
A clean towel.
First you will use the mouthwash with which you will moisten the affected hair. After that cover the head with a plastic cap and let it stand like that for one hour. The mouthwash releases strong scent which will suffocate the lice.
After that wash it off with lukewarm water, and once again moisten the hair but this time with white vinegar. Cover the head with a cap and let it stand like that for one hour. The vinegar will eliminate the nits.
When you finish these two steps you should brush your hair with the anti-lice comb. Completely wash your hair with a natural shampoo and again brush the hair with an anti-lice comb. Nicely dry the hair with a clean towel.
In order to be on the safe side when allergies are concerned, do a test on part of the scalp, and wait for a few hours to see if there are any allergic reactions, if not freely use this recipe.
This remedy is not recommended in case of a scalp condition, or if you are undergoing some special medical treatment. It is best to consult a doctor prior initiating its use.
How to protect from lice?
Here are some tips that can be helpful in protecting your head form the attack of lice.
Try not being around with people who have lice.
Aside avoiding physical contact with other people you should also never share hairstyle accessories such as hats, caps or any other item that is in contact with hair.
Do not place your head on the sofas of public spaces such as waiting rooms, cafes, etc. These places are most likely to contain lice and as well as other insects and bacteria.
Try not to whisper in others’ ears and make sure to maintain a minimum space between you and the people you are talking to.
Hygiene is very important and not only physical but also in the home, make sure to regularly change your sheets and pillows. Wash your clothes with antibacterial products in order to lower the risk of infection.
Essential oils like eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender can deter lice. Also lemon juice and green tea are effective natural ingredients in repelling lice. You can use these ingredients as a spray and in that way avoid getting infected.