If you have found that you or someone in your home has lice in their hair, you will want to make sure that you are getting rid of the pests as soon as possible and in the easiest manner. To help you do this, you may want to take a few moments to read through the following tips.
Use A Small Comb To Brush Through The Hair
The lice that you will be removing from the hair strands will be in a few different stages of life. The eggs are the first stage, and they are securely attached to individual strands of hair. They can be incredibly hard to remove, as it will feel as though they are almost glued in place. Then there are the nymphs which are adolescent lice and then there is the fully grown adult lice that will lay additional eggs on the hair strands. By using a very small toothed comb, you can remove a lot of the active lice and the eggs. Divide the hair into sections and work the comb through from the scalp all of the way to the tip of the hair strands in order to pull the lice and the eggs off of the hair. Shake the comb off in a cup of hot water to remove the lice and eggs from it and then repeat all over the rest of the head until you have removed all that you can. You may have to do this every day until you have completely rid the hair of lice, as some of the lice eggs can be so small when they are first laid that even the best of combs cannot catch them. As they grow, you will need to reuse the comb until they are all gone.
Suffocate The Living Head Lice
As you work to remove all of lice and eggs from the hair, it is important to try to kill them off so that they are not continuing to lay more eggs, making your job that much more difficult. There are chemicals on the market designed to do this, but there are also home remedies that you can give a try. You may want to coat your hair in tea tree oil, standard olive oil, or even mayonnaise. These substances make it difficult for the lice to breathe so they end up suffocating. Once the adult lice have died, they will not only no longer be able to lay more eggs, but they may become easier to remove because they will no longer be moving around.
With those two tips in mind, you should have a much easier time removing hair lice from anyone that may have them. If you're still having problems with lice, consider investing in a hair lice home treatment product.Share
22 September 2016
I was blessed with healthy, thick hair and perfect skin as a young girl. I went to college out-of-state, and I soon started to get acne and my hair started thinning. Everyone told me that it was likely due to stress, but to be honest, I loved college and found most of my first-year classes pretty easy. During my first summer home I put two-and-two together: my eating habits changed drastically at college. My mother always fed us very healthy meals, and my eating habits at college were so bad that I even ate cookies for breakfast sometimes! I found out my hair loss was due to lack of healthy vitamins in my diet and my skin problems were also caused by my poor diet. I created this blog to help other learn how their health, skin, and are all connected, and I hope you can learn a lot here!