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10 Home Remedies for Lice

olive-oilPeople of all ages get head lice – not just kids. These lice are extremely small but can still be seen by the human eye. They are a gray/brown color and grow to about the size of a sesame seed. They can’t jump or fly, and they can only spread through direct contact between hair and heads.

Common misconception says that head lice only infest people who are unclean, but that’s just not true. Clean or dirty hair can be affected by this problem, as long as it has been in contact with hair that is already infected.

The first thing you’ll notice with head lice is the itching, and when you realize you have them, it’s important to start treating the problem immediately. The longer you leave it, the more lice will grow, making it more and more difficult to get rid of them.

There are lots of home remedies that work really well, and if you want to start treating the lice infestation right away, simply take a look at these top 10 home remedies that you can try right now.

1. Olive oil

Coating your hair with olive oil allows you to smother and suffocate the lice, meaning that they will slow down. Once they are slowed down or stopped in their tracks, it becomes far easier to comb out the lice.

Make sure you have lots of light in the room you’re doing this in, and separate your hair into section. Then, apply the oil and massage into the scalp and through the hair. Do not simply rinse it all out, though. You will need to comb right through the hair, wash your hair, rinse twice, and then comb again. You’ll have to do this every day for around a week to see results.