Head lice are tiny parasites that live on the scalp and hair shafts, this can make the scalp irritated and itchy, with scratching sometimes leading to infection. There are several home remedies that will more effectively solve this problem.
VINEGAR & TEE TREE OIL FOR HEAD LICE
Another safe and inexpensive method for eliminating head lice is vinegar and tea tree oil. White vinegar possesses acetic acid, which can destroy lice. Tea tree oil on the other hand helps to unclog and nourish the roots of the hair.
How to use:
In a bowl, mix vinegar with equal amount of water and 2-3 drops of Tea Tree essential oil. Saturate the hair and scalp with the solution and then wrap a towel around the hair for about an hour or two. Another method is to dip a comb in the solution and comb your hair, focusing on one small section of hair at a time. Leave it on for 30-45mins and rinse off.
NOTE: These remedies will usually take care of a run-of-the-mill case of head lice. But you’ll need a doctor’s help if self-treatment fails.