My daughter had lice a few years ago and had it for almost a year. I tried EVERYTHING. Mayo, olive oil, Rid, Nix.... The last thing I tried was vaseline. It worked amazingly! It is a pain to get out afterward, but it suffocates the bugs. Leave it in for 24 hours, then wash it out. It will take a few washes to get it all out. Then, brush it with a fine tooth comb. A comb meant for lice and nits works the best because it gets all the eggs. Take your time combing, spend like an hour or more on it.
Also, dog flea and tick shampoo. That works. BE VERY CAREFUL with it. Do not get it in eyes or in mouth.
For adults, dying your hair with a permanent dye kills the bugs and then do the same with the comb.
My daughter has them AGAIN and I just spent two hours washing her hair. She had been saying for the past few days her head was really itchy, but every time I looked I didn't see anything at all. Yesterday, while helping her get a knot out, I saw them. Her hair was incredibly long. I took her outside and cut it. (Didn't come out too bad either :) ) She wanted a hair cut, it's just a little shorter than she wanted. This time, I used A&D because it's a little stronger than vaseline. I covered her whole head with it, tied on a bandana (HAD to happen on Easter, right? When a million pictures were being taken), had her strip her bed and that was it. I also washed her hair with the dog shampoo. She wasn't too fond of that, but the shampoo I have for my pets, also kills lice. Now, I'm giving her a break before I start combing it.
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