The Olive Oil Treatment. Head lice and olive oil do not see eye to eye. Unlike some of the over the counter products that you buy, olive oil is one product that head lice have not managed to become immune too. With the use of this natural treatment you can be free of head lice in a very short space of time.
So How Does It Work
The best way of dealing with head lice is to treat the whole family. This means mum and dad as well as the children. If you fail to do this there is a good chance that you will get re-infested, and then the whole procedure has to start again. Make sure the bedding is placed in a hot tumble dryer for about 10 minutes to kill any lice that may have fallen off. This will also kill any eggs.
Fortunately the cheapest olive oil you can buy is also the best, so it will not cost you a fortune to complete. If you are unfortunate enough to fail with your first attempt, you will not have to pay a fortune to have another go. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not required. Make sure you have a lice comb ready. If not then get the best comb you can find. A bonus would be a bit of lavender or tea tree oil as head lice hate the smell of these.
Getting Down To It
Get your self and family into the bathroom one at a time and get the hair as wet as you can. Rub the olive oil direct into the hair and make sure it is nice and thick and spread all over. Leave it in for 15 to 30 minutes, allowing time for the head lice to suffocate. Next you need to prepare your comb and comb through the hair thoroughly, wiping the comb on paper towels after you have done a check. Hope fully you will pull al of the nits off the stems. Make sure a good and proper check is made.
Remember this is a time consuming process. Rush it and you will be doing it again the next day and the day after. You will need to check your family for a week anyway, so don’t make the mistake of rushing and having to go through the whole process twice. If you don’t see any lice and have caught all the eggs then the olive oil treatment should have worked.
By Kevin Foulds