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Head Lice and Vinegar

Unfortunately, head lice have been around forever as pesky little beasts that get into your child’s hair and hunker down for eternity. Or so it seems. Frustrated at the repetitive nature of head lice, parents throughout the nation have struggled to rid themselves of nits. Lice are often not affected by over the counter treatments so head lice vinegar treatments have resurfaced.

Long before there were local pharmacies or drug stores, head lice invaded one room school houses and homes. Parents would drench their child’s head in coal oil and hope that the child would stay away from any open flames and the coal oil would smother the lice. Due to the smell and the obvious embarrassment of the child, other remedies began to come on the scene.

The head lice vinegar treatment is just one of many tried and true over the years. The active ingredient in vinegar is acetic acid. This component dissolves the binder that holds the eggs to the hair. Vinegar allows the lice to let go of the hair shaft. It seems to work best if you soak the child’s hair and scalp. The hair can then be wrapped in a towel or a plastic cap. Leave on for a couple of hours and then dry with a hair dryer. Use a warm setting. Speaking of the hair dryer, it has been said that drying the child’s hair after every shampoo will also help keep the lice away.

In addition to the head lice vinegar treatment, other natural treatments have been tried with varying results. The olive oil treatment is similar to the coal oil treatment. Before bedtime, pour the warm oil over the head. Comb the warm oil through the hair. Cover the head with a plastic cap and keep it on over night. The next morning, wash the oil out of hair. This may take a couple of shampoos. But the only side affect will be very soft hair. Eggs left in the hair can easily be removed. Follow this procedure for three nights. Continue to check for lice during the next week. Repeat if necessary.

Another treatment along this same line is to use coconut shampoo and conditioner. The coconut oil in these hair products is offensive to lice. Shampoo as usual and comb the bugs out before rinsing out the conditioner. Generic coconut hair products can be used just check the ingredients for coconut oil. Scent enhancer that just smell like coconut will not work the same as the actual coconut oil. The head lice of today may have become immune to over the counter medical treatments. Full strength lice removal shampoos and sprays are too strong to use repeatedly on young children.

There are no fast fixes. Children are in close contact with their friends. Lice can be transferred head to head or from hats or scarves hanging together in school hallways. Wash bed linens and spray carpets and couches to keep down the infestations in the house. Pack stuffed animals in plastic bags and keep them closed for a month before releasing them. The head lice vinegar treatment, the coconut oil treatment and the olive oil treatment, continue to be some of the only natural methods to stop lice in its place.

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