Questionable Lice Removal DIY Strategies From Home

Head lice are parasitic insects found most commonly behind the ears and near the neckline at the back of the neck. The medical term for head lice infestation is Pediculus humanus capitis. There are 6 – 12 millions cases of head lice in the United States every year more commonly in children than adults.  A head lice infestation can be psychologically disturbing, but head lice are not a health hazard and are not responsible for the spread of any disease.


Lice Climbing Through Hair

Lice Climbing Through Hair

Below are some Do It Yourself remedies for Lice Removal from Home however pediatricians can’t vouch for the effectiveness of these Do It Yourself concoctions.  Having Lice Infestation  is a very time consuming procedure and hopefully you have good strong eyes to see these little critters and to get each and every nit (egg)  otherwise the whole cycle re occurs.  Plus if both parents are working and the infected child can’t return to school until they have  been cleared of the lice with a note.   So letting a Lice Removal Specialist take care of the eradication gives you a guarantee that your child will be louse free versus other methods such as the ones listed below which   might not work and the chances of reinfection are high and then you are losing more time and more money not to mention the psychological toll that it begins to take on the child and the parents.

Lice On Qtip heads shows the size of the lice

Lice On Qtip heads shows the size of the lice


Home remedies for Head Lice

There are a number of non medical remedies that have been used over the ages to treat lice infestations. Although there is little evidence that these are effective, many pediatricians warn parents that they may be prolonging their child’s misery by using them.   However, I believe it would be a case of whether you as a parent have more time than money or more money than time when it comes to using these Do It Yourself home remedies and also why would you want to prolong your child’s agony?  We, at Comb It Out Lice Removal Salon, advocate for the children to get them back to smiles and health as soon as possible.

Head lice are embarrassing, irritating, itchy, painful, etc. It makes small red dots on the scalp which is quite itchy. Given below are some of the reported yet questionable Do It Yourself  home remedies for head lice treatment.  We are listing them just to show you examples of what really doesn’t work and we don’t want you to waste your time and money on ineffective remedies.  However more importantly why would you want to prolong your child’s suffering?   These are not proven to be effective methods of getting rid of lice infestation.  We at Comb It Out Lice Removal Salon want you to be aware of these Do It Yourself  remedies that are posted online however we also want you to know that they aren’t proven effective even pediatricians have their professional doubts about these Do It Yourself remedies.  Come to the Professionals at Comb It Out Lice Removal Salon and we will show you our proven effective and easy technique that will have you and your family walking out of our Salon with huge SMILES…. Put your trust in our guarantee instead of wasting your money on ineffective homemade cures.

Bobby Pin shows the true size comparison to the Lice and the nits

Bobby Pin shows the true size comparison to the Lice and the nits

Home Remedies Just Don’t Work.

Smothering lice with mayonnaise or olive oil will not work either.  Lice have a breathing system that is also protected by this hard exoskeleton.  We have had people tell us, their child slept with a head of mayo for 8 hours.  This is a waste of time!

There are people who give advice online to put kerosene and mouth wash on your child’s head. THIS DOES NOT WORK, AND IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS IN EVERY WAY!   Do NOT put these types of products on your child’s head.  It can burn their scalp, their eyes, and cause hair loss.

Lemon juice: 

Lemon juice is considered as one of the effective home remedy for the head lice treatment and dandruff. Take equal amount (1-2 tablespoon) of lemon juice and garlic paste. Apply this mixture over the scalp and allow it to dry for 25-35 minutes. Wash your hair in cold water and rinse off the all dirt, dust, etc.  I believe this works more for dandruff than for lice actually.

Olive oil:

 Apply heavy amount of olive oil on your hair, and cover it with a plastic bag. Keep it overnight, later with the help of lice comb, take out all the head lice. Repeat this after every 10 days.

Egg yolk: 

Make a mixture by adding egg yolk, vinegar, and lemon juice. Take egg yolk of 2 eggs, add 2-3 tablespoon of vinegar and equal amount of lemon juice into it. Mix it well and apply on the scalp. Allow it to dry for 20-30 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.


.Soak 10-12 almonds in water and make its paste. Add 3-4 tablespoon of lemon juice in it. Apply this mixture over your scalp, and allow it to dry for 1-2 hours. Wash hair with cold water.

Apple cider vinegar:

Similarly, vinegar is also quite useful for removing head lice. Take 3-4 tablespoon of vinegar, add 2 tablespoon of lemon juice and garlic paste. Mix it well and apply it on the scalp. Allow it to dry for 2 hours and wash it off. Do this 3-4 times a month,  strips the natural oils out of the hair and you would need to deep condition.


Alcohol also helps in eradicating head lice. Massage alcohol over your hair and keep it for half an hour. Wash it off. Do this once in a week.  However very damaging to the hair and you need to deep condition.

Margosa (Neem) leaves: 

Apply its paste on hair, allow it to dry and then wash it off. Do this at least twice a week. Conditioner containing margosa leaves are also good. Similarly, basal (tulsi) leaves are also quite useful. Take 20-30 basal leaves and make its paste. Either use it plain or mix with equal quantity of margosa leaf paste. Apply over the scalp and allow it to dry for half an hour and then wash it off. Repeat this 2-3 times a week.

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Here at Comb It Out we use a very effective and gently powerful  Rosemary Repel Creme Conditioner by Fairy Tales. Rosemary is a repel for lice.   We give you a guarantee that you can take to the bank as our professionals will leave you lice free.  Whereas you can try your homemade remedies as they take longer and some parents don’t have more time than money as they have to get back to work sooner than later.  As each day a parent is out of work means lost income.  So come in to our Lice Removal Salons and we will take care of everything for you.   You can book an appointment through our website 24/7.    We care and we don’t want your child or you as a parent to suffer needlessly longer than you have to with these pesky buggers living in your child’s hair.  Please call Comb It Out Lice Removal Salon to ask any questions or make an appointment: 925.849.6496 or visit our mobile website at for interactive services as well.

Apart from our Natural Lice Repellent Product with Rosemary, given below are some of the preventive measures which one should always take:

  • Girls should wear their hair up in a braid or bun. The less accessible that the hair is, the more difficult it is for the bugs to get into it.
  • Put gel, mousse or spray in your child’s hair. The products put a protective layer on the hair, which makes it harder for the bug to attach to the hair
  • Bring your own pillows if you are spending the night with family or friends
  • Don’t let your children share combs or other hair accessories
  • Don’t share caps or hats



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