The problem of lice can become very annoying. Their bites may cause itchiness in the scalps, skin irritation and in some cases infection as well. The sooner you take up preventive measures against lice infestation the easier it will be to get rid of them.
Make use of medicated shampoos, lotions and creams. But when the case is too severe seeing a doctor is the best option.
Using natural products to get rid of lice infestation is one of the most adopt ways. Some of the known natural products include leaves of margosa tree, coconut, aniseed and tea tree oils etc. Blowing hot air into hair is also an effectual method of getting rid of lice. The hot air kills lice and their eggs thereby wiping them out from your hair.
Another way to control lice is to either cutting your hair short or shaving head. When it comes to children going to school try to avoid shaving their head rather keep their hair short. It is generally in school that kids get lice in hair. Make sure that you wash your child’s hair and check for lice regularly.
Use louse combs to pull lice out of hair. These combs can be easily found in the departmental stores. It is advised you buy metal comb as these do not tend to get impaired like the plastic ones. Besides they are also more effective.
Instruction on how to efficiently use the louse comb on wet hair
When the hair is wet use a wide- toothed comb to untangle any knots and tousle in the hair. Next apply a little conditioner to make your hair smoother so that the comb runs through your hair easily. Comb nicely and thoroughly in a way that you properly pull out the comb from the scalps to the end of the hair.
Once the comb is out of your hair look out for lice and exterminate them immediately. Also check the comb for eggs. Do not use the comb again without rinsing. It is important to do this so that eggs get washed away. Once you are done with combing rinse the conditioner. Repeating the procedure continuously for weeks till you do not get lice after rows of combing will ensure their termination.