Head Lice infests the head and body of humans. Head Lice are thos tiny little buggers which makes up go wild with itch. Head lice are parasitic insects that live in the hair and scalp of humans. The scientific name for head louse is Pediculus humanus capitis. Another name for infestation with head lice is pediculosis. Head lice develop in three forms: nits, nymphs, and adults.Coming into close contact with an already infested person. In children, contact is common during play, while riding the school bus, and during classroom activities in which children sit in groups close to each other. If you are not sure if a person has head lice, the diagnosis should be made by the local health department or a health-care provider, school nurse, or agricultural extension service worker.
Here are some of the good home remedies for these little buggers:
Regularly mix rosemary, lavender, tea tree and water in a spray bottle and mist my kids hair, before they leave the house and again in the evening, during outbreaks in the community. Use this mix to dampen the kids hair between treatments and comb through at least once a day with a nit comb.
When you wash the bedding and such, add 10-15 drops of tea tree oil to the load.
If your family is prone to getting lice, add tea tree oil to your regular shampoo during lice season, as a preventative measure. Put a few drops of tea tree or lavender oil on the neck of your kids jackets and in their hoods and hats.
Lavender and cedar oil are said to repel lice and can be applied directly to the head. Diatomaceous earth can also be used to kill lice particularly in fabics and carpeting.
Soak hair and scalp in vinegar for 15 minutes and comb out the nits.
Baby Oil or Mineral Oil. Soak your hair in it for 10 minutes. Lice are a species of the mite family that breath through their bodies. The baby oil literally suffocates them and they die.
Make sure that you use a anti-dandruff shampoos because lice feed on dead skin thats accumulated on a persons head.
You must wash all the bedding and vacuum everything good. All stuffed animals that cannot be washed go into plastic bags and be kept in a very cool place for a few days.
Mayonnaise or Olive oil. Slather on and leave it on hair overnight! It smothers the lice and makes nits slide off easily. Don’t forget to wash all bedding and stuff toys. You can also put stuff toys in a plastic bag for a week and it will kill anything on it. This might make you feel better as you know lice only like clean hair so it’s not from being dirty though it sure makes one feel that way.