Home Remedies for Eliminating Head Lice

Head lice are parasites which live in a human heads. They are spread by personal contact or sharing of combs, caps, and other clothing.

Head lice cause a licking feeling like something is moving in our hair, itching and sores on the head. (1)

1. Neem oil shampoo for head lice

You should use 10 drops of neem oil for every 30 ml of shampoo. Then massage the shampoo on your scalp and hair and cover it to stay for 30 minutes. After that, rinse it off. Repeat this every day till the lice are gone. (2)

2.Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water. Then apply the mixture on your hair and wait for 20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. Do this every second day until you can see no head lice eggs and nits anymore. (3)

3.Coconut oil

Ingredients you will need:

·         Coconut oil

·         Apple cider vinegar

·         Shower cap


Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar and then apply coconut oil on your scalp and hair. Cover your hair and leave it to stay for 6 hours. After that, wash your hair with a shampoo. Do this daily for one week.

4.Garlic paste


·         10 garlic cloves

·         3 teaspoons of lime juice

·         Shower cap


You should grind the garlic into a paste and add the lime juice. Stir it well and apply it on your hair. Leave it for 30 minutes and rinse it off. Repeat this every day for a period of two weeks. (4)

5.Tea tree oil

Ingredients you will need:

·         1 teaspoon of tea tree oil

·         1 ounce of shampoo

·         3 tablespoons of olive oil

·         Shower cap


Mix all the ingredients together and apply the mixture on your scalp. Cover it with a shower cap and leave it for 30 minutes. Finally wash it off with warm water. Repeat this on a daily base. (5)

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