Monday, 17 August 2015

Home Remedies for Head Lice and Nits

Monsoon is in full swing. Like everyone else, I too love rains. It has the amazing smell which makes the environment romantic every time it pours. I love the feeling of droplets falling on my face when I sit beside window watching the beautiful raindrops falling on the ground. Rain is just amazing.
But with cooling and soothing environment, it also brings with it some problems. A problem of head lice is common during the rainy season. The problem of head lice is mostly faced by school children and the ones who are long hairy beauties. When scalp and hair gets wet during the rainy season, it brings the most annoying problem of head lice. Head lice can occur anytime and spread fast. This is the reason it should never be avoided or left untreated. Today, I will list down home remedies to treat head lice.
Hygiene: First and foremost is to maintain hygiene. Because of the cool weather, sometimes we avoid to wash our hair. This is not good practice. We need to wash our hair regularly even during monsoon season to maintain the good health of hair. More importantly when we get wet in rains. Do not forget to clean the scalp thoroughly after enjoying the rains. Also clean the comb, bed sheet and pillow covers regularly.
Clear lice and nits: Because of their nature of multiplying quickly we need to be very careful and clear it whenever it appears. Do not wait for the weekend to get it cleared. Check and clear your hair of all the lice and nits as soon as it appears. Use combs that help in removing of the lice. Do ask your mom or maid to check if there are any left-over lice.

Oiling: Oiling is one of the most important thing for your hair. It is food for our scalp and hair. Do oil your hair at least once in a week if not more. Pamper yourself with oil massage at your favorite salon or ask your mom to do the hot oil massage.
Garlic Treatment: Grind 10 – 15 cloves of garlic to the fine paste. Mix this with 1 tsp of lemon juice. Apply this mixture on the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. After that rinse it thoroughly with anti lice shampoo. Make use of lice comb to get rid of all the lice and nits.
Apply the mixture of lemon Juice and baking soda for 3-4 hours. Wash it and use the lice comb for removing the lice and nits.
Another remedy is extracting the juice from 2 – 3 onions. Mix it with white vinegar. Apply all over your scalp. Wrap your hair with shower cap. Leave for couple of hours and then wash it.
Savlon is also effective in removing the lice and nits. Apply it from scalp to roots. Wait for 20 minutes and wash it with shampoo. Try this for 3 to 4 times for effective results.
Sharing is not caring: If someone in the family suffers from lice problem, do not share her belongings like comb, pillow, etc. It will result in spreading the lice to others.

Hope this article reach to the ones who are affected with the problems of lice and nits. Do you have any other remedy?


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