- We had a hard time getting rid of them and then we put cooking oil on her hair and wrapped it up and let it set for an hour. And that's how we got rid of them and the oil made it easy to comb the nits out and the lice
- —Guest ninci
- Nits or head live are Disgusting, a simple way to get rid of them is to just soak the effected hair in olive oil - leave in for up to 3-4 hours then wash it out with warm water. Now they aren't gone Yet so all you have to do is brush the eggs/ nits out of the hair with a nit comb. Repeat this process every day for atleast a week . If this doesn't work then i would advise you get the proper shampoo to treat this ... Hope this helped you !!
- —Guest Nits ...
- My daughter kept picking up lice at preschool and I found the best way to treat it was by mixing equal parts olive oil, listerine, and apple cider vinegar and then add 10-15 drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle. I saturate her her and cover with shower cap for 2-3 hrs then comb through it with a nit comb then wash hair using dawn dish soap. I now wash her hair with coconut shampoo with added tea tree oil and haven't had any lice since.
- —Guest jj
chemical free way to kill nits and lice
- We've had great success using a hair straightening iron to kill nits. You actually hear them pop! You can also tell what area of the head you've treated since it is straightened. We used olive oil as a suffocant to kill the hatched lice. Just apply enough to completely coat your scalp and hair before bedtime. Sleeping in a shower cap with a towel wrapped around your pillow with help contain the oil. If the thought of your child sleeping with a plastic cap bothers you, you can also secure the oily hair by wrapping their head in bandana. Keep checking for those buggers and using these treatments and you'll get rid of them. We did. :)
- —Guest kill those lice
- First response was panic (shame on me, I am a critical care RN). I called our local pharmacy and then the health unit. The health unit recommended using mineral oil and vinegar mixture equal parts. Saturate the hair and scalp, over with shower cap (did not have one, so I saran wrapped my child's head) wait 1 hour and then wash hair. I did that and all looked good. I went outside into the bright light and went through my daughter's hair and picked out the remaining nits...not a lot....been washing all bed clothing and items she came in contact with. Had a friend come over and check my head. Since there was not harm or foul in doing the mineral oil treatment. I decided to do it to myself as well. Mind you I am still itching and squirming.....
- —Guest au
Tea tree shampoo from Paul Mitchell
- I've had to deal with my daughter getting lice 3 times. I called her doctor and she said to buy the nix shampoo at any drugstore. What you need to do is get your kid in the shower shampoo their hair with regular shampoo and DO NOT put conditioner. For some reason lice like conditioner! After you shampoo her/his hair with regular shampoo put on the nix shampoo and DO NOT rinse. Put a shower cap on and leave for 12 hours. The next day rinse it off and shampoo with regular shampoo DO Not put conditioner for 5 days! After you shampoo her hair go through her hair in sections and take out any eggs or bugs out. The bugs should be dead. I now faithfully use Tea Tree shampoo from Paul Mitchell. My girls have not gotten lice since we've been using that shampoo!
- —Guest Ali
- If you just brush your hair, and don't use other peoples brushes/ clothes, you won't get it. Use natural vineger 2 times a week and rinse with water. Repeat until nothing shows up.
- —Guest Sister,Sister
Comb comb comb
- My daughter has been getting lice from her dad's house off and on since 4. Back then I spent at least a thousand dollars trying to rid it- laundromat, all the treatments, missed work... I finally learned to just comb her hair with a good metal comb until nothing came out. Every day for a week or so, (always comb while wet) then after every shower or bath. The newly hatched will be removed before laying eggs. All I wash is her sheet set and coat. Will always work, just takes a lot of time the first few days, you must comb until nothing else comes out, and repeat repeat repeat. I will try the tea tree oil as preventative- for now she puts her hair up when going there. They don't seem bothered by their kids having it :(
- —Guest Tired Mom
Bye bye lice
- Just wash your hair out with tea tree oil shampoo it helps.
- —Guest Guest
- Our kindergartener just got it, and he has a LOT of hair (think Jaden Smith). He does NOT want us to cut it, and so has been very good about tolerating all our treatments. We used Nix the first night we noticed (due to the teacher sending home a note to check). It was useless. The same night we combed thoroughly, but still lots of live louse. The next day we SOAKED his head in olive oil and put a shower cap on him for 8 hours. Helped a lot but still found a few barely moving louse after washing it out easily with a little Dawn. More combing that night. Next morning, drenched the hair in vinegar, put it in a ponytail and let it air dry all day. This evening, I washed his hair thoroughly with tea tree oil shampoo and combed again with the metal comb. No live louse at all (2 dead ones) and very few nits. This is the third day. I just can't imagine how one could get every single nit out of this curly haired boy; they are so tiny!! Tomorrow we're taking him to Hair Fairies.
- —Guest SanDiegoMommy
Lice - Gross!
- I handled head lice after calling my doctor's consulting nurse with a lot less $$$ and more results after I bought the RID kit w/comb and furniture spray, and the shampoo. I combed through my kid's hair for hours, and she was in agony.... The nurse said lice is becoming resistant to all over-the-counter products and she said use 1/2 part vinegar and 1/2 part mineral oil. She said the vinegar loosens the nits from the hair & the mineral oil makes it easier for you to run the comb through the hair. I put the mixture on my kids' head & then put shower cap on and left on overnight. Then we combed through in the morning and then washed hair with tea tree oil shampoo.
- —Guest Jana
- During all the years yhat I worked as a teacher, the only thing that I recomend for handling the head lices is the vaseline. One treatment and thats all.
- —Guest Cristalfalls
Conditioner then vinegar
- Former hairdresser and mom to four kids. When you first see the lice, put conditioner (does not need to be a special kind) on the hair. Saturate it. Leave on for 30 mins or so. Then rinse out with warm water. Then soak hair in white vinegar to loosen the "glue" the nits have to attach themselves to hair. Leave on for 30 mins or so and then rinse out with warm water. Go through hair with metal tine lice comb, wiping after each comb through. I wipe on paper towel so I can see what I'm getting and also easier to throw out. Take small sections of hair, about a 1/4 inch or so and comb UP towards the top of the head, making sure comb is flat against the scalp to start. Once you have done the whole head and your comb is coming away clean, then you are done. Wash all bedding clothes, jackets etc that have com in contact with your child in the last few days. Wait 2 days then redo treatment. Do this every 2 days for 10 days and you will be lice free! It's A LOT of work but it does work!
- —Guest Patti
- my school nurse suggested crisco on the head overnight in a shower cap. Use dawn to get it out and remove all nits. I continued every 3-4 days for 21 days because it disrupts lifecycle if any nits were missed. headliceinfo.com
- —Guest janet
Mayo for over 30 years
- My famiy is very large. We have a lot of children and we have all had lice 5 times in the last fifteen years. The entire 50 of us have had it all at once only once, thank god. Every time we get lice the first step is to smother heads in mayo and cover with a plastic sack (or two to prevent dripping) as tight as possible. Leave in for eight hours. Wash out with warm water and no shampoo. After this you may purchase over the counter lice ride or repeat for another eight hours. We always start with mayo then apply the lice shampoo for good measure. Then we go throught each section of the head with a nit comb (this also grabs adult bugs).
- —Guest Mandy From Oregon