Top 10 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Head Lice and Nits

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Top 10 Home Remedies to Remove Head Lice and Nits

Head lice and nits are a common problem among kids and is an indication of poor hygiene. Lice are nothing but wingless insects that suck blood and thrive on human scalp. They do not survive long and usually spread to another person by close contact or sharing towels and hairbands. It is a very common occurrence among children. The occurrence of head lice and nits is unhygienic and hence requires immediate attention. Here are top 10 home remedies to get rid of head lice and nits.

1. Lemon and Garlic
Take 2-3 garlic cloves and crush them. Add 2 tsp. of lemon juice and mix them. Apply the garlic lemon mixture on your scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash off with shampoo.

2. Almonds:
Take 10-12 almonds and soak them in 1 bowl of water overnight. Peel the almonds and grind them next morning to make a nice and thick paste. Add 3 tbsp. of lemon juice and mix them well. Apple the paste on your scalp and leave it for 2 hours and then rinse off with cool water. Repeat it once a week for 2 months.

3. Tea Tree Oil and Olive Oil:
Take 3 tbsp. of olive oil and 1 tbsp. of tea tree oil. Mix them well and apply the resultant solution to your hair and leave it for 20-30 minutes and then rinse off. Repeat it once-twice every week to get rid of head lice and nits completely.

4. Lemon Juice:
Take 5-6 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice and massage it on your scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash off with vinegar and slightly warm water. Do it once every week to get rid of lice problem.

5. Vinegar:
Take 1 tbsp. of mineral oil and 1 tbsp. of vinegar. Mix them and apply the mixture on your scalp and each strand of hair. Massage it thoroughly on your hair and cover your head with a shower cap. Wait overnight and wash off in the next morning. Repeat the remedy twice-thrice every week.

6. Onion Paste:
Take 1 onion and peel off its skin. Chop the onion into small slices and then blend in the mixer. Take 3-4 tbsp. of this mashed onion juice and massage on your scalp. Cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap and leave it for 2 hours. Wash off with lukewarm water and mild shampoo and dry the hair to remove the dead lice. Do it for 3-4 consecutive days.

7. Margosa (Neem) Oil:
Take 2 tbsp. of margosa (neem) oil and mix with your normal shampoo. Apply it before head shower. It is a great remedy to eradicate head lice and nits.

8. Mayonnaise:
Take 2-3 tbsp. of mayonnaise and coat your hair with it. Spread it evenly on each of your hair strands and then cover it tightly with a shower cap. You can wrap a towel too. Leave the mayonnaise for 5-6 hours and then rinse off. Take a nit comb and remove the nits and lice and repeat the remedy atleast once a week for 2 months.

9. Camphor and Coconut Oil:
Take 3 tbsp. of coconut oil and heat it on low flame for 5 seconds. Add ½ tsp. camphor to the oil when it is warm and massage on your hair. Cover your head with a shower cap or plastic cover and leave it overnight. Rinse off next morning and take a mild shampoo. Repeat it daily for 5 days to remove lice completely.

10. Mixed Oil Treatment:
Take 1/4 cup of mustard oil and 1/8 cup of margosa (neem) oil. Now add 4-5 drops of tea tree oil and 5 drops of eucalyptus oil. Mix 5 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of rosemary oil and keep the mixture ready. Wash your hair with 2-3 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar and then massage this oil mixture on your hair. Leave it overnight and wash off with shampoo next morning. Do it for 5 days to eradicate lice and nits completely.