[toc]Lice can very happily survive in our heads for years. They can continue their life cycle randomly without any interruption, if not stopped from doing so. You must have been observing that your kid happens to attract lice very easily and gets stuck into a habit of scratching the head all through the day and night. This is not only an irritating situation, but also a bothering one.
It is always better to take proper care in this regard and get rid of the culprit as soon as possible. You may be able to find many medicinal lotions and solutions in the market to kill lice. However, it is always better to opt for safe and tested home remedies first, compared to the medicines. Below, I will make you aware about a few home remedies to tackle lice.
5 Home Remedies For Lice
Neem Oil And Rubbing Alcohol
This is a very effective home remedy for killing lice. Apply adequate amount of neem oil on the scalp and gently message it with your finger. Keep the oil intact on the head for about an hour. Comb the hairs and apply rubbing alcohol on the hairs and scalp. Keep the alcohol on the hairs again for an hour. Neem Oil will handicap the living lice and the rubbing alcohol will not allow the eggs to hatch.
Later rinse your head with mild shampoo followed by combing. You will be able to see dead lice on the comb and the back. Repeat this again after 5 days for a safer side. This will completely give you relief from the torture of lice.
Nail Polish Remover And Coconut Oil
You need to mix equal amounts of nail polish remover and coconut oil in a small bowl. Apply this mixture on the head and leave it intact for 5 to 10 minutes. Later wash off the mixture with a mild shampoo and do not forget to apply a conditioner as nail polish remover can dry up your hairs. Do this once the next week for complete relief from lice.
Vegetable Oil And Vinegar
Apply good amount of vegetable oil on your hairs and scalp. Leave it overnight and then prepare a mixture using your normal shampoo and vinegar. Take a small bowl and pour 2 teaspoons of vinegar and 4 teaspoons of shampoo in it. Mix well and use it to message your wet hairs. Keep the lather for about 3 minutes on your head and then wash off with normal water. Repeat this once again and finally wash off nicely. Apply conditioner after rinsing. You need to do this twice a week for complete relief.
Lime Juice And Baking Soda
This is one of the most effective home remedies for lice. Squeeze out the juice of a few limes into 3 teaspoons of baking soda. It will foam but keep on applying on the hairs and scalp. Keep it intact on the hairs for about an hour and later rinse off with a normal shampoo. Comb your hairs with a lice comb when the hairs are wet. You will be able to see dead lice on your shoulders. Repeat this the next week for complete relief.
Raw alcohol kills lice. Saturate your hairs with raw alcohol and keep it intact in a shower cap for about an hour. Later rinse off with mild shampoo. Now apply loads of conditioner and rinse well. Use a lice comb to drag out almost all the lice onto a clean bed sheet. This really works good as the conditioner loosens the grip of the lice on the hairs. Do it once every week for a month for complete relief.