Head Lice in Children and Adults - How to Get Rid of Them Naturally
School is starting soon, and parents worry about their children getting health lice.
They are not considered to be a health risk anymore (I can't understand that, since they not only produce anxiety and shame, but also itching, scratching and skin infections...)
What do we need to know about them and how can we get rid of them - naturally, if possible?
Read on to find out and download the instructional sheet for free!
Who Can Get Head Lice?
Head lice are making a comeback, especially in the colder months. Obviously, they are more common among children who participate in kindergarten or school activities. They are spread by direct contact or contact with objects (hats, scarfs, pillows, stuffed animals). Since infected children are no longer prevented from going to school, the risk of a new infection is somewhat larger.
And if you are a parent or a senior and have grandchildren, you can get it too!
First Signs of Head Lice
The first sign is usually a persistent itch. If you find your children or yourself constantly itching your head, it's time to take a closer look. Here is how:
When you look at the affected person’s hair up close, preferably behind the ears, close to the scalp, you may find little white nits (lice eggs firmly attached to the hair shaft).
You know it is not dandruff when you can’t just brush it out with a normal hair brush or remove them with the fingers.
Treatment Options for Head Lice
Many people want to avoid treating lice with the chemicals that are traditionally used to try to get rid of them. Often the lice are resistant to these.
Natural methods, just as effective, are making a comeback.
Whatever method you decide to use, remember to repeat the application after 1 - 2 weeks to kill and remove lice that may have hatched from nits that were left on the hairs.
And to be safe, after each application: wash all bedding, pillows, stuffed animals and clothes (especially head coverings) that have come or may have come in contact with the affected person’s hair in soapy water as hot as the fabric allows.
If possible, add a few drops of tea tree oil and a squirt of apple cider vinegar to your rinsing solution.
Always treat all family members, since pillows, stuffed animals, sofas, clothes etc. are often shared.
I recommend a four-step natural method, using tea tree oil, coconut oil, diatomaceous earth, salt, apple cider vinegar and your hair dryer!
Surprisingly fast and effective.Download detailed instructions below!
Tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and coconut oil are all antimicrobial and will kill lice and most eggs.
Note: If the scalp and/or skin have open wounds (are scratched sore), you may want to skip the apple cider vinegar and salt (because it will burn).
Use a good mild tea tree oil shampoo every day to help repel lice from “jumping” on your or your child’s hair and prevent a reinfection.