One of the biggest nightmares of the parents is that their child will came home from school and will complain that their scalp is itchy. Well, itchy scalp means head lice.
Head lice is louse that infests the scalp and hair of the human head, it is quite difficult to remove and really annoying issue. The head lice feed on human blood and may be very contagious.
Occurrence of head lice is especially common among schoolchildren, but adults can get them, as well. Although that is not dangerous issue, it is really annoying and may even cause inflamed and itchy scalp. It is particularly important to get rid of them quickly as the situation can get out of control, due to the fact that head lice multiply super fast and many cause a serious infection.
On the market you can find different lice shampoos. However if you ever experienced this problem you are aware that these solutions are expensive and ineffective. In the end you face with the endless combing that can last for hours, but there can be few parasites behind.
If you have tried everything and you still cannot find the solution you do not have to worry, because we are here to help you. We present you a homemade remedy for eliminating head lice and it is extremely efficient against head lice. If your child has head lice try this remedy immediately.
Here’s what you’ll need:
– Lice comb
– White vinegar
– Listerine mouthwash (if you want you can use another brand)
– Few towels
– Shower cup or plastic bags
– A couple of towels
Wash your child’s head with the mouthwash. Then wrap the hair with a plastic bag and leave it to stay for 60 minutes. After that remove the plastic bag and wash the hair with the vinegar and again cover it with a bag. Remove it after 60 minutes and wash the hair with shampoo.
Take a lice comb and comb the hair. Listerine’s strong smell will keep them away, because lice actually cannot stand the smell of spearmint and that is why they will escape. You can also add Listerine in spray bottle and spray it your child’s hair before school. The entire treatment will take a few hours.
However, it is better to use this treatment than commercial products against lice which contain a lot of chemicals which can enter in the child’s bloodstream.