Lice are small insects with six legs that cling to the scalp or neck and feed on human blood. Because they are the size of a sesame grain, they are very difficult to detect. Eggs stick to the hair, close to the scalp, and are hardly spotted.
Lice infestation is very common in children attending kindergartens and primary schools. They have to learn certain rules of hygiene because they still share brushes, hair clips, hats, etc.
Lice and their eggs are very small. However, they are visible to the naked eye. Lice can be white, brown or dark gray. You can’t remove lice eggs on dry hair – this procedure should to be done on wet hair.
In case of lice infestation, we must take immediate action.
Use a special comb to remove lice eggs
It seems that this method was also used by ancient Egyptians – such combs were discovered in their graves. If you have enough patience to comb each strand, try this method without resorting to special shampoo against these parasites.
However, some doctors recommend combing after shampooing.
Natural remedies to remove lice and their eggs
Apply mayonnaise to your hair, put a shower cap and leave on overnight. Rinse your hair in the morning. All lice should be dead.
Vinegar is also indicated. It is said that vinegar dissolves the glue that hold the lice eggs on the hair.
These natural treatments are not guaranteed 100%. They can’t do any harm, but may not be effective for everyone.
Although lice do not survive on linen it is still good to wash all bedding and clothing items used in the last 48 hours.
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