There are millions of kids and adults who suffer from lice infestation. It is not always the lack of hygiene that makes these lice make your heads their homes. There tiny less than 2 millimeters long insects who infest on human scalps and need blood to survive. They lay their eggs which are called nits and grow in huge numbers. Thank god they are flightless. Though these are found in almost all age groups, this condition is most common to kids between the ages of 3-14. They are actually easily spreading and can be transferred through combs, clothes, bedding, physical contact, etc. How will you get to know that you have lice? It will itch and you can feel then crawling as well. Red bumps on the scalp are also an indication. Treat it as soon as possible otherwise, it is bound to spread and make life much more hectic than it already is. Using a nit comb and handpicking is effective but who has the time and effort for it? So here are a few tricks that can help:
1The sourness helps
Vinegar has high quantities of acetic acid which kills the lice and dissolves the dead nits as well, saving you from further infestation. It is very easy and highly useful:
- Take mineral oil and vinegar in equal proportions. Apply it thoroughly on your scalp before going to sleep. Make sure to cover your hair using a towel or a shower cap. Use your normal shampoo to rinse off this mixture in the morning.
- Now, something you can do after you shampoo. Dilute vinegar with an equal amount of water and apply it for 10 minutes. Rinse it again using freshwater.
- You should use any of these remedies 2-3 times in a week. Remember to use a nit comb after each treatment.