Wondering if anyone knows any home remedies regarding getting rid of lice, my daughter stayed with her friend for the first time in over 8 months and of course as soon as my fiance picks her up( I was out of town) I get a text from the other kids mom stating her daughter has lice! AHH I know that its not there fault I mean its common in kids its just more frusterating since my daughter hardly goes anywhere other than daycare and hasnt had lice ever. So I have been checking and checking and nothing and than yesterday BAM there it was, so thank goodness ive got it early so I can nip it in the butt. SO once again just wondering if anyone has any home remedies that work. Ive did alot of research and I know that the kits dont work

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Kristy - posted on 01/30/2012

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Cover your childs hair in something thick and creamy and cover for the night with a shower cap and then comb them out the next day. Once they are all gone, spray your childs hair with a solution of tea tree oil and conditioner and water. Next wash pillows, quilts and bedding and towels then take to the laundry mat and dry them in the dryer on as hot a setting as you can. Also do this with the soft toys. Heat kills lice eggs and lice. For a year my sister treated her daughter once every 2 months sometimes sooner for lice, it wasnt until we took everything and put it in the dryer that the lice went once and for all. Good luck.

Kena - posted on 01/29/2012

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I appreciate everyone's comments! My goddaughter had problems with lice and those kits are not that great. Most lice is used to it so that is why it doesnt work as good as it should. I have all her stuff bagged up and have washed everything else. For my daughter I used oil and soaked it in her hair for over an hour and than used the knit comb to get the knits out not only did the bugs die while her hair was wrapped in the plastic wrap. It was the best results I have ever seen in a kids hair. I rinsed her hair with dawn and blow dried it. I than put it in a ponytail and this morning when I checked her hair she only had like 4 knits. I will be doing this process over to make sure but it was amazing and I didnt have to worry about the chemicals at all especially since Im pregnant, cant be good for me or my toddler!! thanks again for comments and yes the tree oil is good to put 1-2 drops in your shampoo bottle but if you use to much and can cause some issue with the kids. Thanks once again I really appreciate having other peoples views!!!

Sherri - posted on 01/29/2012

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The kits do work and work amazingly well!! I have had to use them.



You are also going to need to get a nit comb and comb her hair religiously with it several times a day to get all live bugs and any eggs out.



What you aren't going to like is all bedding in the house, coats, hats, etc. all needs to be washed in the hottest water possible. All couches, chairs, beds, rugs etc. all have to be treated. All stuffed animals need to be bagged up in garbage backs and stored for two weeks.

Emma - posted on 01/29/2012

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Tea tree oil I mixed it in with some aquas cream smother your kids head put a shower cap on over night.

Wash out, then rinse hair in vinegar as the vinegar softens the eggs glue making it easier to comb them out.

Wash hair well with something that smells nice.

Elfrieda - posted on 01/29/2012

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Oh, yuck. I'll still try it, but I'm so glad I have a boy. His head will just get shaved! Still so traumatized by my sister constantly getting lice all the way into high school! (she tutored younger kids, and bugs LOVE her. It's perfect, I just stand beside her at a BBQ and all the mosquitoes bite her and leave me alone.) Being quite a bit older, I did my share of nit-picking on her butt-length hair. Not fun.



I did hear that putting a few drops of teatree oil in your shampoo bottle is a good "maintenance" way of avoiding lice because they hate the smell, but it's not a good way to get rid of them once they're already there.

Kaitlin - posted on 01/29/2012

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We (growing up) never had any luck with the mayo trick. The only thing that truly gets rid of them you have to get from the drugstore, and as soon as possible. It spreads like wildfire.

Elfrieda - posted on 01/29/2012

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I just heard of one from my hairdresser. She says to slather mayo on the kid's head, put a showercap and towel on, and leave it in overnight. You'll still have to do the combing and stuff to get rid of the nits. I'm definitely trying it when the time comes.

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