Head lice are tiny insects that live among human hair and feed on blood pulled out from the scalp. They are extremely annoying, contagious, and quite difficult to remove! As for their spreading, they are spread by personal contact or sharing of caps, brushes, or combs.
They are known to cause itching, a feeling of something moving on the head, and sometimes even sores on the scalp. Even though itching might indicate a lice infestation, most people are asymptomatic. It is important to mention that the presence of a live louse or the presence of nits is the only reliable sign of lice infestation.
However, although difficult and frustrating to get rid of, they are not dangerous. While they often cause irritation of the scalp, they don’t spread any disease. But, if you don’t solve the situation right away, it may go out of control as they multiply very fast.
Typically kids are most prone to lice. As a matter of fact, the head lice are extremely common problem with both preschool and schoolchildren. However, this does not mean that adults cannot get them. If a child gets them, family members soon get infected too, so all the family members should be treated. It is worth noting that girls get lice more often that boys, and women contract more lice compared to men.
These days there are many lice shampoos available on the market. However, the problem with these products is that they often cost a little fortune and most of them are simply useless. Hence, you may lose hours fighting them off, but a few parasites will still be left behind.
If you are fed up with these ineffective products and are looking for the right solution, look no further! The remedy below is extremely effective and its effects are visible in a matter of hours!
- Shower cup or plastic bags
- White vinegar
- Lice comb
- Wash your head/ your child`s head with the mouthwash
- Cover the hair with a bathing cap or wrap it using a plastic bag
- Leave it work for an hour before removing the cap/ plastic bag
- Wash the hair with white vinegar, cover with a cap/ bag for additional hour
- Remove the cap and shampoo the hair with a shampoo you would normally use
- Comb the hair with a lice comb
How it works?
Mouthwash has a strong smell which keeps lice away while vinegar eliminates the eggs from the hair.