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How To Remove Head Lice From Hair

Published at 03/28/2012 11:56:41


Head lice is a common problem that mostly affects children and if you are wondering as to how to get rid of them in the easiest and quickest way possible then the best place to get reliable information is the internet. There are well written articles that will give you instructions to remove them from head hair without many hassles.

Step 1

The mature head lice lay up to ten eggs or nits a day and these hatch within a week or two. The baby head lice are as small as a pinhead and difficult to detect with the naked eye.

Step 2

Head lice move fast and it is often difficult to detect one. There are many medicated treatments to remove hair head lice. The nits are oval shaped and yellowish white in color. The empty shells are flat and dull. The head lice shampoo is effective in removing lice. The treatment however has to repeated after a week to be effective. If other family members head hair is also affected by lice then they too should be treated at the same time as head lice can spread from person to person easily. The items that the affected person comes into contact with have to be cleaned and disinfected.

Step 3

Ovide (malathion, an insecticide), Lindane., Crotamiton (Eurax), Ivermectim, and the antibiotic Bactrim , Ulesfia, etc are some of the medicated treatments available to treat head lice. Care should be taken before using these products for adults and children. It is advised to take the advice of doctors and pediatrics before beginning treatment. A few homemade treatments that might help are Vaseline, mayonnaise, tea tree oil and olive oil.

Step 4

Combing the hair is the best and non-toxic way of clearing head hair of lice. Removing the nits is very important and the first step to cleaning the head of hair lice. The ones that are about to hatch must be destroyed and the ones that have hatched look ugly on the head hair and hence removed. A fine toothed comb specifically designed to remove nits is needed. The one made of metal is better than one made of plastic. A comb to remove lice is also needed.

Step 5

A towel should be placed around the shoulders of the person to prevent lice falling on the body. The hair must be applied with any kind of oil and should be free of tangles to make combing easy. The hair should be separated in small sections and pined. This makes combing easy and it is also easy to see the affected areas where they are nits.


The comb should be pulled through the hair several times. The nits and lice in the comb have to be disposed off. It can be dipped into soapy water. After the nits and lice are removed the comb can then be used to comb the head hair once again. After this is done a few times, the hair should be washed thoroughly and rinsed well. Combing must be done regularly to clear the hair head of nits and lice.


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