7 Effective Homemade Solutions For Head Lice

home remedies for head lice


Head lice are the parasites that live on the different parts of human body like scalp, neck, shoulders and ears.

They exist on blood and get spread easily from person to person, specially in school going children. It is suggested not to share the equipment with other people like hats, pillows, headbands and combs.

Head lice can be removed from hair by using lice combs, but for many, only lice combs do not  work. You need to apply some homemade solutions which then will make it easy for you to get rid of this problem.

Here are 7 effective homemade solutions that are effective against head lice.


Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is antiseptic that has the natural power to solve head lice problem. Not only head lice, but tea tree oil has many other benefits for hair. It treats the dandruff and improves hair growth in effective manner.

Using tea tree oil alone isn’t suggested, so you need to mix with other oil.

  • Take one tbsp of tea tree oil and mix it with two tbsp of coconut oil,
  • Mix them well and apply on scalp.
  • Leave for 15 minutes and wash with warm water.
  • Just after washing, comb hair to remove lice.
  • Do this on alternate days.


Neem Water Rinse

Neem is also very powerful against head lice. You need to rinse your hair with neem water and then head lice will go away.

  • Take handful of neem leaves and boil them in water for up to 10 minutes.
  • After boiling, take out the burnt leaves and allow the water to become lukewarm.
  • Now rinse your hair with this neem water and leave for 3 minutes.
  • Rinse again with plain water and comb hair to get lice off your hair.
  • Repeat thrice a week.
  • This treatment will also give you relief from dandruff and other scalp infections.


Salt and Vinegar

Salt and vinegar both are acidic in nature which will kill head lice easily.

  • Take ¼ cup salt and ¼ cup of vinegar.
  • Mix them well to get uniform solution.
  • Apply this evenly on your scalp and wear shower cap.
  • Leave for 30 minutes and rinse with water.
  • Now comb and remove head lice from your head.
  • Do this twice a week.



Mayonnaise could be another rescue for you against head lice. We have also written 4 other treatments of mayonnaise for hair

  • Take mayonnaise and apply thoroughly all over your head.
  • Wear shower cap and leave it for overnight.
  • In the morning, shampoo and then comb to remove head lice.
  • Do this twice or thrice a week.


Orange Juice

Orange juice can also be the option to treat head lice.

  • Take the orange juice and apply it over wet hair.
  • Leave for 15 minutes and comb hair to remove lice.
  • Now rinse with warm water.
  • Do this twice a week.



Alcohol is used to kill lice quite effectively.

  • Rub alcohol on your head and massage your scalp.
  • Now comb hair and then rinse with water.
  • Do this on alternate days.



Garlic is anti-fungal that suffocates the lice and kill them

  • Grind few cloves of garlic and mix them with lemon juice
  • Apply it on your scalp and spread evenly.
  • Leave for 30 minutes and rinse with warm water.
  • Do this on alternate days for best results.

These remedies are tried and tested. They are effective in killing the lice and give you lice free scalp. If you too have any solution for the lice, do share it with us in comments. We look forward to  your opinions and solutions..



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