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Head lice are sometimes called hair lice because they often grab on to hair when you try to wash them out and they attach their eggs to the hair with a glue that makes them very hard to remove. Many of the commercial shampoos and treatments fail to work well for many because they don’t do a good job of removing the eggs which means the treatment must be repeated about every 10 days until all of the eggs have hatched. Repeat the treatment too soon and you miss the hatched lice and repeated the treatment too late and the hatched lice have had time to lay new eggs before they are killed by your treatment.

This remedy is a two step process that works to kill the living lice and dissolve the glue holding the eggs to the hair so you can completely eliminate hair lice.

Mix a 1/2 cup of olive oil with 2 or 3 tablespoons tea tree oil. Apply to your hair and rub into the scalp. Leave it on your hair for 30 minutes to an hour. Wash your hair to remove the oil. Rinse your hair with vinegar (the vinegar loosens the “glue” holding the eggs and nits on your hair). Wait 5 to 10 minutes and rinse your hair with hot water. Repeat the vinegar rinse. Always comb your hair out with a metal lice comb to remove any remaining nits. (The plastic lice combs break too easily, especially if you have thick hair.)

Don’t forget to wash all bed linens, towels and clothes in hot water to kill the lice that may be on them. Vacuum mattresses and furniture to remove as many lice from those items as possible and then spray Lysol® on them plus any personal care items the infected person used.

To prevent the return of hair lice, place 4 drops of tea tree oil in your daily shampoo and then wash your hair as usual.

Not all remedies work for all people so I invite you to check out some of the other remedies for lice removal elsewhere on the Natural Remedies Products website. I strongly recommend you also check out Head Lice Be Gone – A Proven System where a mother of 3 girls talks about a system she uses to naturally get rid of head lice from her girls.

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