Head lice can happen to anyone. Head lice are not picky about their hosts and contrary to the belief, head lice love good hygiene as much as dirty hair. Head lice are usually transmitted from person to person. Lice are more common in children than adults because children tend to closer to each other than adults. Schools seem to go through a head lice out break every year. The notices come home warning parents to be on the lookout for lice.

Things You Will Need

Mayonnaise, shower cap, fine tooth comb

Step 1

Apply a very generous amount of mayonnaise to the affected persons hair. Use enough mayonnaise to completely saturate the hair from the roots to the ends.

Put a tight fitting shower cap over the mayonnaise soaked hair. Be sure to protect your sheets and pillowcases from the oily mayonnaise.

Leave the mayonnaise and shower cap on overnight.

Wash hair as usual in the morning.

Comb the hair with a fine tooth comb to remove the nits.

Strip all sheets, pillows, blankets and all other bedding and wash in hot water.

Treat everyone in the house.

Repeat the process one week later.

A head lice infestation is an upsetting experience. If the lice infestation is caught early enough, it will not be too much of a problem. If the head lice infestation has spread throughout your family, you will need to take more drastic measures such as washing all clothing and bedding and maybe even hiring an exterminator. When purchasing new hats and coats with hoods, place the items in a sealed plastic bag for 48 hours prior to wearing the items. If you have a large freezer, placing the sealed bags in the freezer is very effective for killing lice that may live on the hats and coats.

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