There is no age or gender for lice. Everyone at some point in our lives can be exposed to suffering from this annoying condition that produces a intense and constant itching. Getting rid of them is not an easy task, especially nits. If you want to avoid the chemicals normally used for these cases, take note of these home remedies to kill these tiny blood-eating insects.
Lice usually live comfortably in long hairFor this reason, it is more frequent in girls and women and, within these two groups, in the former, since it is the little ones in the house who, due to their way of relating to great physical contact, make them more contagious.
Whoever it is for, there are some home and natural remedies to fight lice. Take note.
This plant is very effective against lice and there are studies that certify it. It has antiparasitic and antiseptic properties that help fight these types of insects. Its strong aroma is very annoying for lice and therefore repels them.
Our remedy is to boil a few eucalyptus leaves in a liter of water. Apply it on the head once it is cold with the help of a spray and a special comb against lice and nits, always from the roots to the tips.
Without a doubt, it is another very pleasant remedy in terms of fragrance. In addition, it is a plant widely used in relaxation and massage therapies.
There are studies that indicate that lavender is also very effective in fighting lice. To do this, try applying lavender oil all over the hair. This oil contains linalol, linalin, geraniol, coumarins and borneol, which provides a multitude of properties, including antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, soothing the skin in case of insect bites, for example.
It is a remedy not as aromatic as the previous ones. Test a part of the hair first to check that there are no skin irritations.
Then, crush several garlic cloves and mix them with water. After several hours, strain this mixture and massage this infusion all over the scalp.
To increase its effectiveness it is advisable to apply this mixture at night and wrap all the hair in plastic.
As we have seen in this section on many occasions, vinegar has numerous properties and uses both for cleaning our home and for our own body.
According to Spanish Association of Pedriatrics, vinegar is one of the most effective home remedies to remove lice eggs and nits.
How to apply it? Simply mix hot water and vinegar and apply it all over your dry hair.
As in everything, always remember to consult with your doctor before trying any of these remedies.