There are several chemical based products available to treat head lice. However there are also other non-chemical, safe and effective ways of treatment. A simple home remedy of vinegar and coconut oil can be used to eliminate the pests. Any type of vinegar can be used and is easily obtained from your local grocery store or supermarket. Coconut oil can be purchased from most grocery stores, pharmacies, and health or whole food stores.
Head lice can be transferred by contact with the infected persons head or any clothing worn around the head. But the insects and eggs, also known as nits, cannot survive for long off of the human head and die quickly once removed. The nits can take about two to three weeks to hatch so treatment should be continuous and not stopped until certain that all lice are dead and all nits have been removed from the scalp.
Using vinegar and coconut oil is an easy home remedy to eliminate head lice. Simply pour the vinegar onto the hair and using your hands work it down into the scalp. Make sure that the hair is well covered with vinegar. Leave the vinegar on for at least fifteen minutes before rinsing out. Do not use shampoo after rinsing the vinegar from the hair. Instead apply the coconut oil liberally to the hair and work down into the scalp. Comb through the hair to make sure the coconut oil is evenly distributed and leave it in.
The coconut oil can also be added to any unscented conditioner. Add approximately twenty drops of the coconut oil and shake to mix well. After rinsing the vinegar from the hair apply the conditioner with the coconut oil in it, brush the hair well and leave in for about twenty minutes before rinsing the hair.
The hair should be combed several times a day to remove the nits from the scalp. The comb should be wiped off in-between each brush stroke to remove the nits caught in the teeth of the comb. The comb can be thrown out after treatment or washed in hot water with dish soap.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.