The Journal of Medical Entomology, in 2014 published a study on how almost 100% of the lice found in North America have become resistant to over-the-counter lice treatment prescription containing insecticides like Pyrethrin and Permethrin.
But the good news is that there are home remedies available on how to get rid of lice fast. Compared to the use of insecticides, these methods are harmless to your health and effective.
In this post, I will be revealing to you 3 methods on how to get rid of lice fast without much stress:
Tea Tree Oil and Lavender
These two essential oils have proven to be effective in treating head lice and eggs. According to a study published by BMC Dermatology in 2010. Researchers found that a lotion infused with 10% Tea Tree essential oil and 1% Lavender oil is almost 98% effective in eliminating lice and nits.
How to use:
To use this treatment method, take a tablespoon of mild shampoo and then combine it with 20 drops of tea tree oil and 2 drops of lavender oil.
Rub this all over your hair and scalp. Make sure you cover all areas. And let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes before rising it off completely. You can use a nit comb after this to be more thorough.
Neem Seed Extract
Neem is used for many traditional and natural medicine and using it as a treatment for lice and nits is one of its numerous benefits.
According to a Parasitology research in 2011, coating your hair and scalp with a Neem seed extract preparation for 10 minutes is enough to get rid of lice and nites completely.
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Apple Cider Vinegar and Coconut oil
This method is very effective because it first loosens the nits and suffocates the lice.
How to use:
To use this method you need to first make a Apple cider vinegar solution and rinse your hair and scalp with it. A good mixture contains 4 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 8 ounces of water. You can pour this mixture over the top of your head but for the best application, it is better if you can use a spray bottle to make sure you cover every portions of your hair and scalp.
Let the vinegar mix sit for at least 15minutes and rinse. Once your hair is dry, coat your hair and scalp completely with coconut oil.
Put on a shower cap and let the oil sit for at least 6hours. Once done, then use a nit comb and then shampoo your hair until the coconut oil is completely off your hair.
And that’s how you to get rid of lice fast and completely natural at home. No matter which of these methods you use, make sure you do it right to get all the lice and nits out. You can repeat any of these methods 3 days after the first one to be sure you have really gotten rid of all those lice in your head.
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