What is lice? These are tiny bugs that suck blood from your scalp. They live and multiply on the scalp itself. A louse is about the size of a strawberry seed and nits (head lice eggs) appear similar to dandruff. These pesky parasites can easily transfer from one person to another through direct or indirect contact. But, how do you get lice? Since lice only crawl and stay on the human scalp, they cling to the skin and prefer to avoid any light. However, sharing the same hairbrush or other personal products might put you or kids at risk. Nonetheless, home remedies for lice work pretty well!
What Are The Head Lice Symptoms?
- Sensation of something moving on the head, hair or neck
- Sores and bumps from itching
- Visible head lice eggs
- Difficulty in sleeping
How To Get Rid Of Lice? Try These Home Remedies For Lice!
1. Almond Paste Is Good For Head Lice Treatment.
Soak around 10 almonds in water overnight. Peel them next morning and crush with a pestle. Add 4 tablespoon of lemon juice to form a paste nad apply it to your scalp. Wash off with normal water after 30 minutes. Do this every day.
2. Tea Tree Oil Helps In Head Lice Removal.
How to get rid of lice? Here’s one guaranteed remedy – take 10-15 drops of tea tree oil, a few drops of rosemary oil as well as a tbsp of lemon juice to it. Apply this to your scalp and keep it for an hour. Wash your hair with normal water and comb thoroughly.
3. Garlic Or Onion Juice Removes Head Lice.
Crush a few pods of garlic and add some lemon juice to apply on the hair. Let it sit for 30-45 minutes and then wash. You can also use onion juice – extract some and directly massage onto your scalp. Let it stay for an hour and then rinse off to relieve the lice symptoms.
4. Use Camphor With Coconut Oil To Kill Lice.
Add a pinch of crushed camphor in coconut oil. Apply this all over your head and let it stay overnight. Wash off next morning to remove the head lice eggs and to sooth the lice symptoms like excessive itching.
5. Custard Apple Seed Powder Treats Head Lice Instantly.
How to get rid of lice? Try custard apple seeds. Crush some dry seeds to form a paste. Apply it to your scalp with some gram flour mixed in the paste. Custard apple seeds contain a special component that’s able enough to kill the head lice instantly.
6. Beetroot Leaf Draws Out Head Lice Naturally.
Consume beetroot every alternate day and use its leaves for an effective lice treatment. Boil some leaves and use this water to wash your hair till you do not get rid of the lice symptoms. Also, with a good quality lice comb, do not forget to draw the dead lice out.
Note: Articles on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness on natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.