The first thing that comes to a parent’s mind when his children complain that their scalp is itchy is head lice.
This becomes a fear as lice are extremely difficult and annoying to remove. Lice are in fact small insects without wings, that feed on blood and are extremely contagious.
Even though adults might also get lice, children most commonly suffer from them, as they get them at school or in kindergartens. Lice are not dangerous, but they might cause inflammation and itchiness of the scalp.
Moreover, if they are not removed on time, they multiply super fast and might lead to a severe infection.
On the market you can find different lice shampoos. However if you ever experienced this problem you are aware that these solutions are expensive and ineffective. In the end you face with the endless combing that can last for hours, but there can be few parasites behind.
If you have tried everything and you still cannot find the solution you do not have to worry, because we are here to help you. We present you a homemade remedy for eliminating head lice and it is extremely efficient against head lice.
If your child has head lice try this remedy immediately. Here’s what you’ll need:
– Lice comb
– White vinegar
– Listerine mouthwash (if you want you can use another brand)
– Few towels
– Shower cup or plastic bags
First of all wash your child’s head with the mouthwash. The hair should be completely wet. Then, using a plastic bag, wrap the hair or cover it with a bathing cap. Let it act for 1 hour and remove the bathing cup/plastic bag.
Next you should wash your child’s hair with vinegar and again cover it with a bag/ hat for additional hour.
And at the end remove the hat/bag and with a normal shampoo wash your child’s hair. Take a lice comb and carefully and thoroughly comb the hair. The vinegar will eliminate all lice eggs from the hair, while the strong smell of Listerin will keep them away, as lice cannot stand the smell of spearmint.
For even better effects, spray the hair of your child with a mouthwash once more before going to school.
This treatment will provide amazing effects, and you will also avoid the dangerous chemicals in over-the-counter products against lice, which might enter into the child’s bloodstream and lead to more severe health issues.