We are often asked about a home remedy for head lice. One of the biggest mistakes we see in treatment is trying a lice home remedy. 

Many people spend months trying a home remedy for head lice like mayonnaise, tea tree oil, listerine, olive oil, vinegar, rubbing alcohol, kerosene, or even gasoline. Unfortunately, home remedies for head lice rarely work. Some of them are dangerous and can damage your scalp. While you are wasting time using them, the lice infestation will worsen and possibly spread to others. It is important to start effective treatment immediately. You need to use a safe and effective treatment, not a lice home remedy that won’t help.

Head lice, also called pediculus humanus capitis, are parasitic insects that are found on people’s heads. Having head lice is very common. It is estimated that 6-12 million people in the USA get head lice every year. Lice are also known as louse.

Adult female lice lay eggs, called nits. These nits are attached to the base of the hair shaft, closest to the scalp. The nits are often confused for dandruff. After a week or so, the nit hatches into a baby louse called a nymph. Nymph’s look like adult louses, but are smaller. They become an adult in 10 days, and as an adult live for about 30 days. To live, nymphs and adult lice must feed on blood. If the louse falls off a person and cannot feed, it will die within 2 days.

Fortunately, there is a very safe and effective lice treatment. It is all natural, contains no harsh chemicals, and kills all lice and their eggs (nits) in just one application. For information on the best lice cure, follow this link to the Fairy Tales Lice Removal Kit. For additional information about lice, please continue reading.

Hair lice symptoms

While, some people have no symptoms, most people will have some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Frequent feeling of something moving in their hair.
  • Nits that look like whitish shells are found attached to the base of hair strands near the scalp.
  • Scalp itching that is caused by an allergic reaction to the lice bites.
  • Irritability.
  • Red sores that can become infected if repeatedly scratched.
  • A home remedy for head lice can cause hair loss or an allergic reaction. We highly recommend you avoid them.

Where are head lice found

Hair lice are found on the scalp, behind the ears and near the hairline at the neck. They are rarely found in eyelashes, eyebrows or on the body. They are difficult to see, and can change color to match the host hair.

Now that we have gone over the lice information, we will go over the best lice treatment. As we have said, there is no lice home remedy that is safe and effective.

Hair lice treatment

We have been recommending a lice cure for several years now. It is all-natural, and begins to work in just 7 minutes. It stops the itching, and kills the lice and their eggs. For more information on the best lice treatment, follow this link to the Fairy Tales Lice Removal Kit.

In addition to lice treatment, all household members should be checked for lice and nits. Also, the infected persons bed linens and clothing should be washed in hot water. Non-washable items like stuffed animals should be put in plastic bags for 2 weeks, and then opened outside. Combs and brushes should be soaked in alcohol or hot water for 5 minutes. The water should be at least 131°F or 55°C.

If you have any questions about a home remedy for head lice, please contact us. If you have a lice home remedy and want our opinion on it, please contact us.

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