Surely there has to be something a little less… well,‘mayoey’, to kill head lice?If smothering your lice is your chosen method of removal,there are many different options that are available, thatdon’t involve egg yolks, warmth and children.
Baby oil has exactly the same effect. Comb your child’shair thoroughly through with the baby oil and coverwith a shower cap. Place a sweat band around the baseof the cap so that the oil does not run into the child’seyes. You can leave this for a few minutes and thencomb the stunned lice out while they are trapped in theoil, or leave on overnight for the lice to smother.
Get a bottle of thick white conditioner from thesupermarket. Make sure it is thick and there is a lot.Cover your child’s hair so it is completely coated. Youcan then do the same, comb through and manuallyremove stunned lice, or you can cover and leaveovernight so they smother.
Olive oil is another method of smothering or stunninglice and is also a popular remedy. Works very much thesame as baby oil but also dissolves the exoskeletons of the lice, making it the most effective option.With all of these remedies, all, and I’m talking ALL of the nitsmust be removed manually. Smothering does not kill thenits, only manual removal will get them all out, or a naturalremedy that kills both lice and nits. If you miss just one, yourre-infestation will be swift and merciless.If you have tried smothering the lice and they still keepreturning, you may need something with a little more kick. Try to get hold of a
thatcontains Neem Oil, as this renders the lice incapable of breeding. Please, only use a natural remedy, as there are