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Old 12-05-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
 
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Hi.. Unfortunately, I just found out I have head lice 😫😫 and I'm a little freaked out. Not only do I have curly hair but I have crazy thick hair! My mom has helped me buy a proper treatment and helped pick out nits and lice (eww eww ) I just want to be doing everything I possibly can to get this gone ASAP! I appreciate any advice!
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
 
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Here is list of essential oils that can get rid of lice.

In order of most to least effective, the essential oils to try include:

tea tree oil
lavender oil
neem oil
clove oil
eucalyptus oil
aniseed oil
cinnamon leaf oil
red thyme oil
peppermint oil
nutmeg oil
Mix 2 ounces of olive oil with 15 to 20 drops of the essential oil. Apply to the scalp using cotton balls. Leave this mixture on the scalp and hair overnight—at least 12 hours. Alternatively, mix the 15 to 20 drops of essential oil in 4 ounces of rubbing alcohol. Place the mixture in a spray bottle and saturate the hair with it, leaving in 12 hours.

Home remedies for head lice
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:37 PM   #3
 
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I just had an epic battle with head lice on my daughter and myself last month. Wash sheets, pillowcases, and blankets regularly until there is no sign of them. Bag and seal anything you cannot wash or sanitize in bags for 4 weeks. Wash all clothes worn recently in hot water. Vacuum carpets, mattresses, pillows, and furniture that you may have come in contact with. Make sure you are checking everyone in the house for them. Use the nit comb 2x a day until no more signs and 1x a day for at least a week after. Gel or conditioner on a damp head can help the comb go through easier. Sanitize brushes and combs and towels after every use. Henna or hair dye kill them just like the treatments do. I ended up getting a prescription treatment after the OTC didn't eradicate them. Coconut oil can really help counteract the dryness that any treatments cause. I'm so sorry you are going through this. It truly sucks.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
 
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I tried the natural oil remedies and unfortunately they didn't work for us. I am using a tea tree oil shampoo and condish now though.
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Jess, I am sorry you and your daughter went through that. I am glad all is well now. The article gives seven natural remedies. I just listed the one with the essential oils.
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So, I found 2 on my head tonight both were dead and my mom THOROUGHLY separated, combed with the nit comb for literally an hour or two. And she found no nits at all!! Anyone dealt with this?
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No nits or any other lice
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I'm so glad that you seem to have gotten rid of them so quickly! Keep it up. I have no idea why they liked me so much. I was able to rid my daughter of them in the first week after RID and natural oil treatments but they just kept clinging to me. It was a nightmare and so I was just listing everything possible to get rid of them.
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Juanab those have definitely worked for lots of people. It was good advice
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:48 AM   #10
 
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I had lice a few years ago (picked up from volunteering at my sons summer camp!). It was a nightmare. At the time my hair was long and thick. I never put chemicals on my head, but was able to get rid of them completely in 2 days using conditioner and a not comb.

Try to find a conditioner with tea tree oil, smother your hair in it (it coats the lice and prevents them from jumping around as quickly- any condish will do, but the tea tree oil adds a little kick). Then clip your hair up into sections and work section by section, thoroughly combing from scalp to ends and wiping with a paper towel after combing. Inspect to see what you're getting out. Do your entire head twice a day (it took me about 1-2 hours per session).

On the second day I didn't see any lice or nits on the paper towels, but I repeated it that night anyway. Due to their life cycle, you'll need to repeat this 7-10 days later to make sure any nits you missed didnt hatch in the meantime.

According to the research I did at the time, you don't have to go crazy cleaning your house. Lice live on your head. If one happens to fall off, it can only live for up to 8 hours and can't lay eggs or anything unless they're on your head. By all means, clean your sheets and vacuum after you've done your combing session, but don't go crazy sterilizing everything.

Good luck!
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Thank you !!
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