Get Rid of Lice

Get Rid of Head Lice

Head lice are parasites that live in the hair and scalp of humans.

They survive on Human blood.

People catch head lice from direct contact.

Head lice like most heads including clean and hygienic ones.

Lice can lay eggs not just on hair, but on other fibers as well.

Lice do not lay eggs in the first seven or eight days of their lives and it takes eggs up to 12 days to hatch.

Nits: Nits are head lice eggs. They are hard to see and are often mistaken for dandruff or droplets of hairspray. Nits are found firmly attached to the hair shaft. They are oval and usually yellow to white. Nits take about 1 week to hatch.

Nymph: Nits hatch into nymphs. Nymphs are baby head lice and they grow into adults about 7 days after hatching.

Mature Louse: Adult lice can live up to 30 days on a person's head. A full-grown louse has six legs, and is tan to grayish- white. Without Human blood to drink, an adult louse will die within 2 days.

How Do You Get Lice?

Lice do not fly or jump and the only way you can get it is through direct contact with another Human who has it.People can get head lice by:Touching someone who has it. Children commonly catch it while playing or when sitting closely to each other.

You can get lice from clothing, such as hats, scarves, coats, sports uniforms, or hair ribbons

Using combs, brushes, or towels

Lying on a bed, couch, pillow, carpet, that has been in contact with a person infested with it.

How Do You Get Rid of Head Lice?

You need to treat your surroundings including clothing and bedding as well as each individual.

• Remove all clothing.

• Use a lice-treatment or remedy

• Put on clean clothing after treatment.

• Comb dead and any live lice out of the hair.

• Use a nit comb to remove nits and lice from the hair.

• Check and comb, and remove nits and lice from the hair every 2-3 days.

• Repeat the treatment within 7 to 10 days.

• Recheck for 2 to 3 weeks until all lice and nits are gone.

Get Rid of Lice in Your Household

Take a garlic capsule once a day.

Wash and condition hair daily with Denorex extra-strength shampoo and Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Conditioner.

Machine wash all washable clothing and bedding. Wash clothing, towels, and bedding in HOT water. Dry items on the hot cycle for at least 20 minutes.

Place wool and other fibrous blankets in airtight bags until lice are eliminated, for a minimum of three weeks. Make sure that the bag is airtight because lice need air to survive.

Dry clean clothing that is not machine or alternatively you may seal non-washable items in an air-tight plastic bag for 2 weeks.Cover infested mattresses with airtight plastic covers.

Make sure to remove every single hair from the hairbrush before cleaning or treating. There are a few methods that may be used for hairbrushes, combs, and hair accessories.

Method 1 Wash combs and brushes with soap and hot water and soak then in rubbing alcohol for 1 hour.

Method 2 Wash hair accessories and brushes with vinegar and place in the freezer overnight.

Vacuum the floor and furniture.


Breastfeeding or pregnant women should not use head-lice medications.

People with allergies and medical conditions should ask their doctor before using lice-treatments.

Do not use lice-killing medicines on the eyebrows or eyelashes.

Get Rid of Lice - Home Remedies

Homemade Head Lice Shampoo

Single Application

2 tablespoons Tea Tree Oil

6 ounces Dawn Dishwashing Liquid (Dawn ONLY)

2 ounces white vinegar

2-person Application

2 ounces Tea Tree Oil

12.5 ounces Dawn Dishwashing Liquid (Dawn ONLY)

4 ounces white vinegar

Family Application

4 ounces Tea Tree Oil

25 ounces Dawn Dishwashing Liquid (Dawn ONLY)

8 ounces white vinegar

Mix the ingredients in a large squeeze bottle, such as an empty dish soap bottle. Use as regular shampoo, leave in hair for 5 minutes before rinsing. Use hair conditioner to detangle hair before combing with a lice-comb.

Preventive Treatment and Homemade Anti-lice Spray Treatment

a) Take a garlic capsule once a day to prevent lice.

b) Before treating hair with homemade spray, clean hair with Denorex extra-strength shampoo

c) Treat hair with Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Conditioner

A) Small bottle of Tea Tree Oil

B) Vegetable oil

C) White Vinegar

Mix equal parts of the Vinegar and vegetable oil.

Add 20 to 30 drops of tea tree oil shake until milky.

Saturate the head and wrap with plastic wrap and let sit for 2 to 3 hours.

Comb hair with lice-comb.

Repeat treatment in 3 days.