Lice are small insects that can live in various places on your body. There are few types of lice that can infect humans. This article focuses specifically on how to get rid of head lice. I only recommend taking these steps after most others have failed. A few years back I got Lice from a local Salon. This is how I got rid of them:
Things You Will Need:
Mayonnaise or Canola Oil
1. Get your Hair wet. Wring Hair out or wrap it in a Towel until it's damp.
2.Coat Hair with either the Canola Oil or mayo. The mayonnaise will be messier. I used mayonnaise. Make sure you apply it generously, and work it into the roots. The purpose of the Canola oil/mayonnaise is to suffocate the lice.
3. This step is optional. It will make things a bit less messy though. Take a few sheets of saran wrap and wrap them around your hair. Then put a towel around your head. Leave the mayo/oil in your hair for an hour or two.
4. Take off the towel and Wrap. Rinse your hair. Pat Dry.
5. Lay a towel on a flat surface. Plug the hair dryer in. Use a lower heat setting. Tilt your head down while you blow dry so that all of your hair is in front of you. Blow dry slowly from your roots to ends. Depending on how bad the infestation is you could see live lice fall out of your hair while you blow dry. Any dead lice from the previous treatment will fall out of your hair onto the towel while you blow dry. Do this for 5-10 minutes.
6. Getting Rid of the Nits will Break the cycle. Use a lice comb on your hair to remove lice eggs. It's a lot easier to have someone else help you with this. If you don't have that option you can still do it by yourself. Lice eggs are glued to your hair shaft. A good nit comb will be able to separate them from the shaft. Lice combs that come with the chemical treatments are not very effective. The Nit Free Terminator Lice Comb is what I used.
I usually repeated this process daily. Make sure you wash all contaminated clothing and bedding. Wash everything in warm or hot water. I put all the clean bedding and clothing in bags until I was sure the room was lice free. I washed my bedding and clothing frequently until the infestation was gone. I also put a plastic sleeve around my mattress. I had to take this unorthodox route for treating lice only after the chemical treatment failed to work for me. There are many other alternatives to treating lice. You can get rid of it as long as you are diligent.