Oh my Gosh! LICE! It is probably the worst thing that can happen to a girl , even worse for a boy! The humiliation when someone sees a lice walking down a strand of your hair , the itchy scalp , the frustration literally makes having lice a very horrible experience. Now though I am ashamed to say this , but I have had lice in my hair for a VERY long time . When I was young , I really didn’t consider it to be a very big problem . I hated it when my mum would make me sit down for hours as she searched through my hair for these buggers ! It used to hurt when she used to pull out nits from my hair . I hated it ! But when I grew up I had to learn it in the hard way that lice is a much horrible problem than I used to consider it to be .
I started researching for a remedy to this problem . The very first thing I tried was a simple very long shower . I damped my hair with water and then rubbed shampoo onto my scalp and hair . When my hair was foamy enough , I took a brush and started running it through my hair to get rid of tangles . I then used a Chinese comb and combed through my hair , washing the comb after every brush. It actually proved to be extremely effective . I could see the lice floating on the water . I was ecstatic with the results . I did this for 2 days consecutive , spending an hour in the shower . By the second day most of my lice were gone! What I didn’t realize is that the lice wasn’t even 20% of the infestation . I ignored the nits and within the next 2 days , my hair began to itch again and I also started getting scars on my head . I also realized that I started having dandruff .
I read in a blog that mayonnaise helps get rid of lice and dandruff. Someone even commented on the blog regarding the effectiveness of this method .
'A few years ago, I unfortunately got lice. I tried all the products that the local drug stores had to offer and found that nothing worked. Afraid of killing more brain cells than lice, I refrained from using any more toxic chemicals on my hair and resorted to mayonnaise. It is a safe way to kill lice, and it works! Massage mayonnaise into your hair and cover it with a shower cap before you go to sleep. Wash it out in the morning and use a fine comb to comb out any dead eggs. If needed, repeat 7-10 days later.
So , I tried this mayonnaise method. I put a huge amount of mayonnaise in my hair , wore a shower cap and went to sleep . The next morning , regardless of the shower cap , my pillow were permanently stained with mayonnaise . After I washed my hair and combed it out , all the lice were alive . It was a very ineffective method .
Okay , enough of keeping you wondering , let’s cut to the slack . There is no remedy that will help you get rid of these buggers immediately after application . But there is a very fast remedy . It is through the use of
3. Vinegar and lemon juice
Yes alot of very harsh elements but trust me the results are outstanding. I have a very bad case of hair fall but the application didn’t make it worse. The first week I crushed two balls of naphthalene into a very small bowl filled with hair oil . I used a mixture of
1. parachute coconut oil
2 . and a herbal oil
I bought from the departmental store. I mixed the naphthalene very well making sure there weren’t any clumps left . I then started parting my hair into various section and applying the oil onto the exposed scalp of the partition . Afterwards I took different strands and rubbed both my palms onto those sections with oil. Finally I took the tip of my fingers and messaged the tips onto my scalp with the remaining oil . I kept it on for half an hour and then I washed it off with alot of shampoo and then conditioned it afterwards. I rinsed my hair off well . I then took a brush and got rid of my tangles , took a Chinese comb and brushed through my hair. Those dead buggers started pouring down like rain . I did this two times , three days apart. When I was satisfied I took Listerine mouth wash onto a spray bottle and sprayed my scalp and my hair with it . I kept it on for an hour and then again washed it well with loads of shampoo . The result was unbelievably good. I got rid of most of my lice and nits ! Finally the next day , I mixed equal amount of vinegar and water and squeezed 1\4th of a lemon onto the mixture and applied it to my hair , kept it on for an hour and washed it off. I had an absolute beautiful result , leaving my hair soft and nit and dandruff free!
P.S I went to the saloon and got an oil message with protein pack and then ozone . The ozone is used to get rid of dandruff and nits. It helped get rid of all of my dandruff and nits on my scalp. But my hair is long and the ozone crushed the dandruffs down to the hair that didn’t touch the scalp and those stayed there . This is why I used vinegar and mouthwash to get rid of those.
Side note : One of my friend had a much worse case of lice infestation. There were nits on every single strand of her hair. Her hair was , I don’t know what to call it , grazing ? with lice 24\7. She got rid of these by shampooing every single day for at least 15 minutes . Afterwards she went to the saloon and did the same treatment I did once a month. It is a very long process but it did get rid of her lice , nits and dandruff.
How to wash the hair : Put a huge amount of shampoo onto your hair and scrub until it’s foamy. Then scrub further for atleast a minute. Squeeze the foam from the top of your hair down to the hair strands and then to the floor. Scrub the hair again and then squeeze them out again. Keep repeating this until the foaminess becomes light. Wash your hair well and then condition it . This is a very harsh way of cleaning the hair. Usually , hair should be cleaned very softly and with care but in this case , by cleaning your hair like this , it will help get rid of the excess dirt and kill these buggers .
This is a chinese comb