July 24, 2014

Treat Lice with Coconut Oil

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When lice invade your family fight back with a natural, powerful hair treatment that kills the lice and makes the nits (eggs) easier to remove.  Coat the entire head of affected hair in coconut oil.  Cover this with a shower cap and a towel.  Let this sit for as long as possible, preferably overnight.  In the morning, use a lice comb to go through each section of hair being careful to remove the nits.  Wash with regular shampoo and rinse with vinegar to help remove the oil.  You may have to wash and rinse again to completely remove the coconut oil.  Repeat every 3-4 days for 2 weeks to kill any lice that may have hatched.

This method worked very well in our home.  What natural ways have you treated lice?

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