How to get rid of LICE?

@daliaj (5689)
India
May 13, 2009 11:46pm CST
Can you please help me with some natural methods to get rid of lice? Someone told that applying lemon will help to get rid of lice and dandruff. Is it true?
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• United States
14 May 09
Coat the hair with mayo. That is the only natural method I have ever heard of, not that they aren't out there. Lice love clean hair, and the oils smother them. But you have to repeat the process until all of the nits and adults have been killed. It takes longer than the medication.
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@daliaj (5689)
• India
14 May 09
What is mayo? I have never heard about it.
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• United States
14 May 09
Sorry....it is the short way of saying mayonnaise. Vinegar, egg whites, oil, sugar.
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@daliaj (5689)
• India
14 May 09
Oh..I know mayonesse. Usually we use it to apply on bread while making sandwich. Do you mean the same? In India, we can buy mayonesse with egg and without egg.
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
14 May 09
I think Neem oil will help you to get rid of the lice.Applying Neem oil to the head and getting soaked for a while and then bathing is a good practice to avoid lice problems.Do this weekly once.It is so natural and easy too.Cheers!
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@daliaj (5689)
• India
14 May 09
Where can I buy Neem oil? Is there any particular brand?
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
15 May 09
You can get it from oil stores directly.It doesn't costs much.
@chookie1971 (2276)
• Australia
14 May 09
They are an annoying little pest. I have told my daughter to use antidandruff shampoo. It is something it that they don't like. I think it is the zinc they don't like. I use antidandruff shampoo because my scalp does get flakey and I rarely get headlice when my daughter brings them home from school. Not only do you have to worry about the live lice, you have to worry about live eggs too. One way to help kill the eggs is heat. I have heard of reports about putting the bed sheets into the dryer and then I thought what about the hair dryer. I had spoken to the principal one time and he gave me an information sheet about hairdyers and the eggs. From memory, the heat from the hair dryer kills around 97% of eggs but only kills 51% of lice. So the hair dryer is good for the eggs. But parents need to take care when using the hair dryer so that it doesn't scald the kids scalp. Here is a website that will tell you more about hair dryers and headlice. http://blogs.smh.com.au/science/archives/2006/11/lice_get_blaste.html Hair conditioner is also good to prevent head lice because the hair is slippery. It also make removal easy too as the head lice can't run freely in the hair. I have heard people putting in coconut oil in their hair for shine. I am wondering if that would be good because it could make it slippery for the lice. I have never tried it but just a thought. They are a pain but we all have to be persistant
• Australia
14 May 09
I kept looking after I posted my response and found another site for people with dreadlocks. What I mentioned about coconut oil, it is mentioned in the following website address. http://www.mydreadlocks.com/head-louse-treatment.html
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
9 Dec 12
hi, i also had lice before and i got it from my niece when she slept beside me,i was really so annoyed to my self because its really itched my head,actually i don't know the natural way to remove them so i used a shampoo to remove them all in my head.
@divkris (1163)
• India
21 May 09
Have you tried egg white? You simply have to apply beaten egg white on your hair and scalp before shampooing. Wait for 15-20 minutes before you shampoo it. Make sure you use strong scented/perfumed shampoo to avoid the pungent smell. Keeping your head/hair clean can also help your stay away from these pests.
• Philippines
14 May 09
Use tea tree oil, mayonnaise or either saturate your hair with vinegar. You can also use a narrow tooth comb that can easily remove lice. There are also shampoos now that can easily remove lies. it's now available here in the Philippines, try to look on the stores for it. :)