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Imagine feeling the creepy crawlers on your head and the itchiness they bring, that’s what lice do. It’s uncomfortable, itchy, and easily transfers from one hair to the other. It’s embarrassing to have this kind of tiny parasites dwelling in your head.
They multiply quickly, and you’ll find yourself scratching your head here and there. Though it’s more common in children, it can still get to your head especially if you’re living with an infected person. We suffer from lice infestation for once in our lives.
A person infested with lice can’t be treated with one wash. I grew up using a fine-toothed comb way back in primary school. Now my nieces use shampoos that are supposed to wash them all away with regular washes. Even though they may be washed away, the nits (eggs) can stay and lay a new generation of lice.
Because of the inconvenience it brings, we never stopped finding ways to treat them efficiently, and one way is treating head lice with coconut oil.
After knowing how coconut oil can probably help you treat head lice whether personally or a family member, here are some ways:
You’ll need: warm coconut oil, towel or shower cap, fine-toothed comb, shampoo and conditioner
How often: 1-2 times a week
You can also pair coconut oil with other essentials to further enhance its effects and help treat head lice.
Apple cider vinegar helps coconut oil in treating head lice. It can remove the glue the nits use to grasp in the hair follicles by dissolving it. So a combination of coconut oil and apple cider vinegar can be useful to get rid of those tiny parasites.
You’ll need: apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, shower cap or towel, fine-toothed comb, shampoo and conditioner
How often: 3-4 times a week
Head lice are pretty embarrassing and itchy, so we need to attend to this the most efficient way. If using coconut oil helps you treat head lice, then why would still use chemical-based products? You can go completely louse-free with organic coconut oil! Plus, this gift of nature can give you countless benefits. Check out more of our articles and see other benefits of coconut oil.