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How to get rid of head lice naturally

How to get rid of head lice naturally

If you've ever found yourself scratching your head because of head lice, you're not alone.

Head lice is every parents nightmare and without a doubt, one of the most unwelcome visitors. These minuscule creatures can turn our world upside down, causing endless itching, discomfort, and let's face it, social embarrassment. But before you throw your hands up in despair, let's dive deeper into the world of head lice and explore the reasons why they're such a nuisance and how to conquer the inconvenience of head lice once and for all.

What are head lice?

Head lice are a type of parasitic insect. They are very small, typically measuring only a few millimeters in length when fully grown. They are specially adapted to live on the scalp and in the hair of humans and can cause itching and discomfort. These parasites are most commonly found in school-aged children, but they can affect people of all ages. Head lice are highly contagious and can spread through close personal contact, such as sharing hats, combs, or pillows. While they are not a sign of poor hygiene, treating head lice promptly is essential to prevent the spread to others and to alleviate the itching and irritation they cause.

Does natural head lice treatment work?

Natural head lice treatments are often considered superior to supermarket products for several compelling reasons. Firstly, natural treatments often target not only the lice but also their eggs, increasing their effectiveness. Secondly, repeated use of commercial products can lead to lice developing resistance, while natural remedies offer a less predictable environment for lice to adapt to. Additionally, natural remedies typically contain fewer harsh chemicals, reducing the risk of skin irritation or allergies, especially in sensitive individuals, such as children. Moreover, they are environmentally friendly, as they avoid the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers that can harm ecosystems. 

How to get rid of head lice naturally?

Tea Tree Oil is widely regarded as one of the most effective natural treatments for head lice. Its potent antimicrobial and insecticidal properties make it a formidable adversary for these parasites. When applied to the scalp and hair, tea tree oil kills the lice in their nymph and adult stages, disrupting their life cycle. Furthermore, its soothing properties can alleviate the itching and irritation caused by lice infestations.

How to use Tea Tree Oil to treat head lice:

  1. For bad infestations add our organic Tea Tree Essential Oil to our Organic Tea Tree Shampoo before application. Approx. 8-12 drops in a 100ml size or 20-30 in a 250ml bottle. Shake bottle thoroughly to mix.
  2. Wet hair and apply normal amount of shampoo. Massage into scalp for at least 2 minutes using your fingertips and getting right through to the whole scalp but without scratching it. Foaming is not important but getting shampoo/soap right through to the scalp is.
  3. Rinse thoroughly and apply shampoo/soap for second time, again massaging right into scalp. For this second application use lots of shampoo, massaging it into the scalp a little at a time so that it does not drip off. Foaming should be kept to a minimum as you are trying to suffocate the head lice and foam is mainly air. 
  4. Wrap head securely in a towel, leave for at least 1 hour to kill as many lice as possible before rinsing thoroughly.
  5. Apply our organic Tea Tree Conditioner and massage with the fingertips right through to the scalp. Leave on scalp for 2 minutes. (This will also make it easier when combing the hair through.)
  6. Using a special nit comb, comb out dead/dying lice and any lice eggs before rinsing thoroughly.
  7. Leave hair to dry naturally if possible.
  8. Repeat 8 days after first application.
  9. Treat the whole family at least to begin with.


Regular use of these products should keep nits away as well as keep hair and scalps healthy and looking good naturally without any harsh chemicals.


Natural Head Lice Treatment

What keeps head lice away from hair?

Tea Tree Oil scent repels nits, to effectively keep head lice away, a two-pronged approach can be highly effective. Firstly, replacing your shampoo with our Organic Tea Tree Shampoo can help eliminate these pesky insects. Tea tree oil's inherent insect-repelling qualities make it a superb option for combating head lice infestations. Apply the Tea Tree Shampoo generously to wet hair, massage it in and let it sit for the recommended duration as per the product instructions. Secondly, to prevent re-infestation and the spread of lice, it's essential to keep long hair tied back. Lice typically spread through direct head-to-head contact, and restraining hair in a bun, ponytail or plait can minimise this risk. Regularly inspecting hair and using a fine nite comb to remove any remaining lice or eggs can also be part of your proactive strategy in winning the battle against these tiny intruders.

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