Lice are the small parasitic insects that grow on the hair of humans and animals and they are not dangerous but are contagious as they spread from one to another. These are the common problems which are seen in school children and are very difficult to remove from the head as they get stuck hard to the scalp.
Lice being small in size can be seen through naked eyes, and they require perfect temperature to breed and will be situated close to the scalp as they require perfect temperature for breeding. Wearing infested clothes, hats, ribbon and infested comb causes breeding and increase the number of lice. But, such problems can be removed by following the below home remedies to kill the lice.
Home Remedies For Killing Lice
Mayonnaise mixed along with coconut oil or vaseline can be a proven effect; therefore, apply this mixture thoroughly on the head touching the scalp and cover it with a shower cap for around 12 hours.
Heat the hair along with the cap using heater or hair dryer; then, rub the hair with the mild shampoo without wetting your hair completely, cover it till 30 minutes and then wash thoroughly. Comb the hair with wide toothed comb and follow this method weekly until you get desired results.
Garlic acts as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, insecticide and many other properties which work best in killing lice. Thus, grind 8 to 10 cloves of garlic to make a paste, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of lime juice or water to it; then, apply this mixture on your scalp, allow it for half an hour over your head or till it gets dry, then rinse out thoroughly. You can follow this treatment of garlic which has been proved to be the most effective treatment.
Onions are one of the long time remedies and are known to be very effective in the removal of lice, due to its strong insecticidal properties.
Hence, grind 2-3 fresh onions into a fine paste, drain out the juice from the paste, and apply paste all over the head at the tip of the roots. You can then find this substance, as more effective against lice that makes it less mobile by causing difficulty in breathing and thereby leads to death of lice.
Researchers have found that white vinegar is the most effective treatment of lice; thus, it is advised to dip your hair in a bowl; later, you can pour the vinegar over the head, allow this mixture to stay on the scalp for a while, until few of the vinegar dissolves the egg’s glue.
Then, comb with nit comb, holding the bowl at the tip of the hair thoroughly, which makes the lice to suffocate, and kill them finally.
Neem oil is considered as an best insecticide treatment that helps kill the lice which is safe and effective in killing the lice. Therefore, you can take a small bowl, pour some neem oil by adding few drops of it to the normal coconut oil, mix both these oils neatly; later, apply this oil for atleast twice a week, and comb everyday to get rid of lice.