How do you treat lice in your hair?
As much as we all love long, luscious locks of hair, sometimes we have to deal with the unpleasant reality that our hair could end up becoming a residence for some unwelcome guests – lice. Seeing those tiny little insects crawling on your scalp can be quite disconcerting, but don’t panic! We’re here with this funny guide on how to get rid of lice from your hair without losing your mind.
Let’s Start With Some Facts About Lice
First things first – let’s talk about what exactly these pesky creatures are and how they find their way into our hair.
- What Are Lice? In scientific terms, ‘Louse’ is an insect parasite which mainly resides in human hairs.
- How Do They Spread? Head-to-head contact or sharing personal belongings such as brushes, combs, hats etc lead them to spread quickly especially among children.
- What Do They Look Like? Adult head lice appear tan or grayish white & having six legs whereas newly hatched baby bugs generally tend pink color.
Now that you know what you’re dealing with let’s move along!
Get the Right Tools For Treatment
Before jumping onto treatment steps – lets gather important items that’ll do most of the work for us:
A fine-toothed comb: Purchase a special metal Nit Comb designed professionally which differs from normal ones available at stores labelled specifically for nit removal.
In specific order one towel will used while applying shampoo/conditioner/solution + another two during drying after complete washing routine.
Now that we got everything aside best suited purely for getting rid of (head)lies
its time ❤️💪
## Natural Ways vs Chemical Treatments
There are tons of natural remedies out there when it comes to treating lice but let’s start with the basics before getting to some fun stuff.
Chemical Treatments (0/10)
These are available over-the-counter or prescribed by a doctor.
- Off-limits for children 6 months of age
- Pregnant/breastfeeding females aren’t advised to use them either.
- Contains insecticides; harsh chemicals can penetrate hair follicles effectively damaging bearers scalp skin flora simultaneously leading intense itching.
So let’s not pick this option unless its necessary working last case scenario 🤯 rather than first.
Natural Remedies (10/10)
Living naturally is always better ain’t it? Maybe, these natural remedies for getting rid of lice might just do wonders whilst being 100% safe:
🥥 A mixture composed of Coconut oil + smashed garlic while leaving overnight rinsed off in morning using running water plus gentle shampoo will work its magic: However as far smell is concerned – Imagine yourself smelling like desiccated coconut flakes throughout the day, apart from awestruck others hardly anyone would wanna come nearby which may be good considering social-distancing required post-covid era but definitely not useful in leading a joyful and pleasant life otherwise!
Salt & Vinegar Solution
Aren’t they too common household ingredients?
♨️ Mix equal parts Epsom salts with vinegar i.e 2 tablespoons salt dropped into one cup of vinegar followed by application all over wet hairs wrapped within damp towel after roughly waiting up to about twenty minutes until juice gets dried out on scalp next comb neatly through whole length processing used primarily every alternate day upto couple weeks prior to intervention
Sounds tedious yet less smelly ✅ so someone trying at home try option numero dos first!
Now that we’ve discussed our options lets jump right into how you go about actually removing those nasty little critters from your hair.
Step 1: Preparation
The important keys to making the treatment successful involve buying/getting organic, non-toxic products such as mentioned in our initial pharagraphs plus:
Use a mild shampoo:
To prep we will be washing hairs thoroughly soaking them completely.
Wet your hair:
Once shampoo and conditioner comes off apply mixture of olive oil or olive oil with tea tree oil onto scalp evenly.
Cover Your Hair:
Now cover head using shower cap so every leave in is wiped out while taking apart each strand carefully enough around neck portion finally combing roots to end horizontally dividing sections one-by-one because bugs cling hard won’t let go easily rather than things that matter!
Step 2: Time To Comb
This step must not be missed! Get ready for some monotonous task keeping up with patience levels maintaining consistent combed-down direction within hair strands towards ends requiring at least working something around five minutes isn’t an easy accomplishment!!
PRO TIP ALERT: At this time if you feel like giving it all up, open Tik Tok (or any social media app) & learn a dance move – this will bring relaxation back into those tensed nerves concluding routine perfectly done 💯
Step 3: Wash Again
Remove Cap after letting everything cool down for half hour preparing warm water mixed with another mild solution then wash again without wasting anymore time.
Maintenance Tips After Treatment
Now that lice are gone doesn’t mean it’s over just yet make sure follow these final steps strictly post-treatment procedures ensuring their proper maintenance job is complete on full note 📝
Ensure checking regularly atleast once per week even after recovery as a precaution measure especially amongst school-going children who may unknowingly walk through places which serves growth habitats for bugs or commonly refered to as ‘hot-spots’
Clean combs & Head Ties
Soak combs, ties, and brushes in rubbing alcohol for approximately thirty minutes. After nature-air over six hours followed by cleaning under tap water.
Avoid Sharing Personal Items
It is utmost important to keep personal belongings such as scarfs, earrings or hair bands limited to yourself thus avoiding any transfer of lice.
And there it is! A funny guide on how to treat lice while keeping you entertained throughout the process. Remember – it’s always better to use natural remedies for your own health as well as protecting the environment 🌿