Successful Lice Treatments?
• United States
17 Jan 07
We tried the store brought shampoos for it, didn't work. So we went with a home remedy that did work. Take a lot of mayo, salad dressing (maricle whip), or salad oil (the first two are a better option because you can see it better). Saturate each and every strand of hair. Then either use a shower cap or wrap the head with saran wrap. Keep it on for 2 to 3 hours. Then wash the hair with normal shampoo and conditioner. Then use a lice comb to get anything missed and for any eggs. Make sure you wash all linens, pillows, and stuffed animals are placed in plastic bags for 2 weeks, otherwise they will just come back. To help prevent lice, spray the hair with hair spray or other leave in style product such as gel or mouse on a daily basis. The lice do not like it.
• United States
22 Jan 07
I have also heard about using the mayo, but never knew of anyone who had tried it. I think that one of the keys to treating lice successfully, as both you and the previous poster mentioned, is the wahing and handling of linens, clothing, combs, brushes, stuffed animals, and barettes. That and being sure to comb well with the lice comb.
7 Feb 07
A lot of the medicines and shampoo's out there don't work to get rid of the lice now. anyway best way i know how to get rid of them is to pick them out one at a time and through them into a pot of boiling water to kill them. make sure you wash everything in the house. blankets, pillow's, curtains vaccuum the floors and couches. and wash stuffed animals. these little buggers like to hide in all those things.
• Defiance, Ohio
30 Jan 07
I have brought the shampoos from the store. Rid and it does work very well. But it needs to be used a week later and than another five days later to kill any eggs that hatch and wasn't killed. The plastic combs suck to use and break to easy. Buy the metal combs. There is also a neon pink spray you can buy and spray that turns the eggs pink. To be able to see easier to get them out. Cutting the hair short is easier to take care of. Washing all blankets and bedding in hot water and drying in a dryer daily. Sweeping any floors that have carpet. Stuffed animals and dolls need either washed or placed in plastic trashed bags. Closed tight for at least two weeks. Their is a spray to buy to use on funiture and other places that can't be put in the washer. make sure you spray the seats in your vehicles. Tell all people who have contact with the child - school, church,babysitters, friends and family. There is nothing wrong with getting lice. As lice likes clean hair. Anyone can get it. But there is something wrong with not telling others who you may have given it to or who does not treat it properly.