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get rid of head-lice

head lice infection

We usually shave off our hair. Sometimes it’s impossible, especially if you are a woman. What you can do is to get some olive oil, pour over your head, and cover with plastic wrap or a plastic cap for about 2 hours. It’s a good idea to line your hair line with cotton to prevent it from dripping down your face. After 2 hours, rinse with hot water for about 2 minutes. Using a fine tooth metal lice removal comb, comb through your hair beginning at the roots. You need to comb through every section of your hair, over and over again. This is much easier if you have help, but you can do it yourself if necessary. After that, pour about 2 cups of white vinegar into your hair. Work it through with your vinegars, and towel dry. While still damp, run the comb through your hair again. The vinegar will help loosen the nits and help you remove them. You have to do these 10 days later. And then again at 21 day. Even if you use the chemical treatments, you have to repeat the process at the beginning of a new life cycle for the lice. After you’ve combed thru your vinegar soaked hair thoroughly, then wash it with a shampoo for oily hair. You won’t need a conditioner.

While you’re waiting out the 2 hours with the oil on your head, you need to remove ALL sheets, blankets, comforters from your beds, towels, clothing, and stuffed animals, anything that can harvest lice. Best if you wash them in hot water with detergent and some liquid Lysol, and heat dry them in the dryer. but if you can’t wash them right away, at the very least, put them all into large black trash bags and seal them airtight. Put them in the garage, or set them on your back porch, some place that gets hot and leave them there for at least 3 days. This will kill any bugs and nits left on your belongings. If you have cloth furniture, or car seats, then you should spray them with the a lice spray. Vacuum your carpets. And yes, you have to repeat all of this at the 10 and 21 day mark also.

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