soak hair in vinegar ( put shower cap on) , let sit for 1 hr. Rinse with hotest water each can stand . You will still have to pick some of the nits out but the vinegar kills the live bugs.
Wash everything in the house, bedding, all blankets, pillows, jackets, in hot water. Wash all brushes, combs, hair ties, barrettes, in bleach or steaming hot water.
Tea tree oil shampoo is a good preventative. You may want to use it just in case since not sure if you have it or not.
Would be a great time for hair cuts, including yourself.
Olive Oil works well for killing lice and easy removal
a good way to avoid lice, is to simply use coconut shampoo, remove a little shampoo from the bottle and add some tea tree oil in, and shake it all up, use it daily when washing hair.
Walgreen's sells an electric comb that zaps them. The comb is battery operated, and it seems to work pretty well. Other than that, when my daughter got them, I had to give her NIX treatments and put a bright light on her and pick out the nits (the eggs) from her hair. I did a lot of Internet research on home remedies and really couldn't find anything that had real results, so I had to resort to NIX. After that, I followed up regularly with the electric comb.
To check for lice, thoroughly wet your hair. They're unable to move as quickly when your hair is wet, so you can search for them. They like to congregate around the ears and (if memory serves,) the bottom of the neck. They move from one head of hair to the next, usually during actual physical contact. They prefer clean hair to oily hair because they cling to the hair shaft, and clean hair is easier to cling to versus oily. Good luck.
Quoting PoisonEyeV:Would be a great time for hair cuts, including yourself.
mayonaise and a shower cap
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