For many parents, the head lice is literally the bane of their existence. This tiny, wingless insect lives on human hairs and feeds on tiny amounts of blood taken from the scalp.
Even though this might sound absolutely disgusting, lice tend to be a common issue amongst chool children. Even though girls get head lice more often than boys, both can be plagued by the parasite.
If you are tired of spending hundreds of dollars on lice shampoo, and not getting the results you desire, there is an alternative.
Pick the following supplies:
- Listerine mouthwash (off-brands work just fine as well)
- White vinegar
- Shower cap or plastic bags
- A couple towels
- Lice comb
Simple how-to instructions:
Even though they don’t recommend using the blue or green mouthwash on blondes, we did and didn’t have any problems. Douse your child’s head with as much Listerine as needed to completely wet their head.Once their head is completely drenched, gather their hair and put a shower cap over the hair, over it and leave it sit for at least an hour. Children can play and do whatever you like. Just make sure to form a tight seal around their scalp to keep the lice in.
After enough time has passed, carefully remove the shower cap. You might be surprised at how many dead head lice are in the bags. Definitely not what you want to see, but at least you know it is doing the job.Carefully rinse the mouthwash from their hair. Douse their head with the white vinegar. Reapply the shower cap again. Let it sit for another hour.
After an hour, take the shower cap off carefully. Rinse the vinegar from their hair. Shampoo as normal.Once done, comb their hair using your lice comb. The vinegar helps to loosen the glue on the lice eggs, so that way you can easily comb them out.
Source: Underground Health