Head lice is a common problem in children and even in adults due to excessive sweating, coming in contact with someone who already has lice or maybe because of using someone’s personal comb, hat, scarves etc. Head lice are parasites that reside in the hair of the person and cause constant itching. It also leads to the unhealthy scalp and eventually leads to hair fall as well. These head lice keep on multiplying if not treated properly. Besides this, it gets easily transferred from one head to another by coming in contact with their pillow, clothes etc. (Also read: Amazing home remedies to get rid of the fungus in hair)
However, coconut oil is quite effective in getting rid of the hair lice as it contains fatty acids like capric acid, lauric acid and caprylic acid. These acids make the hair strands quite slippery which enables the lice to hold the grip of the hair. Besides this, there are many other reasons for the usage of coconut oil to get rid of hair lice.
How to use coconut oil to get rid of the hair lice?
A simple coconut oil massage: A simple coconut oil can do wonders to get rid of the hair lice. Massage your hair with coconut oil and wrap a towel around your hair. Leave it for an hour or two and use a nit comb to comb your hair. It will help to get rid of the hair lice easily. Wash your hair with a regular shampoo. (Also read: How to make a natural mouthwash at home to get rid of bad breath)
Coconut oil and tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is antibacterial in nature. It helps to get rid of hair lice perfectly. Add 2 drops of coconut oil in 4-5 drops of tea tree oil. Now wear a shower cap and go to sleep. In the morning blow dry your hair by wearing your shower cap. This will help to suffocate the lice residing inside the hair. Now remove the shower cap and comb your hair to remove the head lice and their eggs. Now wash your hair properly.
Coconut oil and garlic: Garlic is antiparasitic and antifungal in nature. It is quite effective for the removal of hair lice completely. Take a tablespoon of garlic juice and mix it with coconut oil. Massage the solution into your scalp properly. Cover your head with a shower cap and leave it for one hour. Now comb your hair using a nit comb and you will see the lice out of the hair. Now wash your hair well.
Coconut oil, lemon juice and green tea: Lemon juice is acidic in nature and green tea helps to reduce the inflammation on your scalp. When mixed with coconut oil these two ingredients become quite effective in reducing the hair lice. Mix a teaspoon of coconut oil, green tea and lemon juice in equal proportion. Make a mixture and apply it on your scalp. Massage it well and cover your hair. Keep it for an hour and comb your hair with a nit comb to get rid of the hair lice. (Also read: How does castor oil help to reduce the stretch marks)