Head lice! Nits!
Every parent dreads finding these right? So, when you find head lice, what do you do? Invest in a good quality comb, and a shampoo specifically designed to get rid of the little blighters!
How do you choose the shampoo that’s right for your family?
Are you keen to try a natural way to treat head lice and nits? Would you like to avoid industrial chemicals which are not necessarily effective in treating lice?
Whilst wet-combing has been shown to be the most effective method for removing all eggs and lice, it is time consuming, and your little one may not be willing to sit still for long. Treatment with essential oils helps to cut down on combing time.
Using this bar is easy. Rub the bar onto wet hair until it forms a good lather. Leave the shampoo on your hair for 3-5 minutes, rinse, and condition as normal. (I use 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar mixed with 250mls warm water from the shower. Mix in a few drops of tea-tree oil to prevent the return of head lice and nits). Use a nit comb to get rid of the stunned/dead lice.
You could also use your normal conditioner, and add some tea-tree oil (Available from the supermarket) to the bottle. Alternatively, you could cover the hair with coconut oil (With a few drops of tea-tree oil) to help smother the head lice.
You can use this shampoo as a preventative measure (The little critters hate the smell of neem oil!). It has also shown to be effective in treating dandruff.
So the plan of attack to combat these little blighters is to use this shampoo bar on a regular basis, and even more so when there is an outbreak at your child’s daycare/school. Prevention is always better than cure so they say!
What’s in it?
This bar comes in two scent formulations:
Tea-tree & Eucalyptus, or Patchouli, Lavender & Cedarwood. These oils have properties said to be effective at treating head lice.
Ingredients: Olive oil, coconut oil, neem oil, castor oil, shea butter, lye, water, essential oils
Lasts for approximately 35 washes