When lice are running around, no matter how hard you try to protect your child from getting them, they will most likely get infected. As much as we would like to avoid them as much as possible, we need to stay one step ahead and focus on available head lice treatments.
A done deal.
For as long as I can remember, the standard way to deal with head lice and nits was to run to our local drug store and buy a large bottle of nit shampoo. Lather my son’s hair well and comb through and that should be it!
But as Bob Dylan once sang, “The times are a-changin'” and they certainly are. Lice are getting used to these chemicals that we have been using for years to destroy them and these crafty little pests are starting to become immune to them.
Lice aren’t the only ones figuring out what we’ve been using. Smart parents are beginning to realize what they are putting on their loved ones’ skin and hair. These shampoos and creams are made from a chemical base and the long and the short is; we are putting pesticide on our children’s heads!
Matter of concern.
If you’re like me, you’re probably very worried about all of this. These products have the potential to be dangerous to your health, and we don’t know what long-term effects they might be hiding. We can all read what they are made of on the label, but do we really know what they contain?
For longer than I can remember I have used these lice shampoos thinking I had no choice. But after long and tedious hours of research, I finally managed to find some serious alternatives. The magic of these alternative treatments is that they were all all-natural products and many of which can be found sitting in your kitchen cabinet or in your garden.
Are you crazy?
These are safe, natural, non-toxic head lice treatments made with everyday ingredients anyone can use. Products like peanut butter, mayonnaise, and olive oil. I know it may sound crazy, but these things are absolutely great for killing lice.
Nits, which are the eggs laid by adult lice, are very difficult to remove from the hair. They are attached to the shaft with some kind of natural cement and don’t really want to move. Just heat up some white vinegar and massage it into your hair. After a short period of time, the acidity of the vinegar dissolves the sticky cement helping to keep the nits attached to the hair and can be easily combed out with a lice comb.
When your child comes home with a good family of lice, it can be a nightmare to deal with. But an even bigger nightmare is worrying about what exactly you’re shampooing into her hair to try to remove. Having made it this far by reading my article, you are now well aware of the potential dangers and possible long-term side effects that using a chemical could have. You also know that there are some safe substitute lice treatments sitting in your cupboards at home just waiting to be put to work.