8 Best Home Remedies for Hair Lice

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Home Remedies for Hair Lice

Lice infestation is very stubborn as it takes serious effort to get rid of it. Lice reproduce at very fast rate and produce many eggs at one time, these eggs are covered in a hard shell and strongly cling to hair base, these eggs cannot be removed by washing or combing, and once they hatch new breed of lice in large number comes out. In order to get rid of lice infestation one needs to break their breeding cycle by clearing all the fertile lice before they can produce eggs. Home remedies for hair lice are very effective ways to get rid of lice infestation without harming hair and scalp.

Home Remedies for Hair Lice


Take half cup of olive oil and half cup of any conditioner and some liquid soap. Mix all these ingredients and apply over scalp and hair thoroughly and let it stay for an hour. Later wash off with plain water and apply conditioner and comb hair with thin comb or lice comb. Repeat this remedy till you do not see any lice in the comb, to get doubly assured continue for two-three more days even after you have not seen any lice in the comb. This is one of the best home remedies for hair lice which are safe even for sensitive scalp.

Crush few cloves of garlic to form a paste and add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the paste. You can add a teaspoon of lemon juice for a garlic paste obtained after crushing 10 garlic cloves; increase the quantity in the same ratio if you need mixture in higher doses. Apply the paste over scalp and hair and let it stay for half an hour and wash off. Comb the hair with thin lice comb to extract parasites out. This is one of the best home remedies for hair lice.

Whip egg yolk of two eggs and add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply this paste over scalp and hair and let it dry out. Later wash off with plain water and comb wet hair with this lice comb. Repeat this remedy regularly for 10 days, it will break their breeding cycle and remove infestation completely. This is one of the effective home remedies for hair lice.


Mix one teaspoon of tea tree oil with an ounce of natural shampoo and three tablespoons of coconut or olive oil. Mix all the ingredients well and apply over scalp and hair and let it stay for 30 minutes. Later wash off with plain water and comb hair when wet with lice comb to extract the parasites out. Continue this remedy regularly for 10 days to remove infestation, continue for another two-three days when you see no lice in the comb. This is one of the best home remedies for hair lice.

Take one-fourth cup of sesame oil and add one teaspoon of tea tree oil, half teaspoons each of eucalyptus and rosemary oil and 10 drops of lavender oil, also add one-eight cup of neem oil. Mix all the ingredients well and keep the solution in a glass jar. Rinse your hair with apple cider vinegar and let it dry out. When hair is dry apply the solution over scalp and hair and wear a shower cap. Let the solution stay on head overnight and in the morning wash off with plain water and comb hair with thin lice comb to remove dead lice. This is one of the best home remedies for hair lice.

Apply mayonnaise and cover hair and scalp with it completely. Wear a shower cap and let it stay overnight. In the morning shampoo and comb wet hair with thin comb to extract dead lice out. Repeat this remedy regularly and continue for another two-three days till you do not see any lice. This is one of the effective home remedies for hair lice.


Soak 10 to 12 almonds in water and let them sit overnight, in the morning peel them off and grind to form a paste. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to this paste and apply over scalp and hair. Let the paste stay for 1 to 2 hours and wash off with plain water. Comb wet hair with lice comb and continue repeating this remedy everyday till you do not see any lice in comb for two three days. This is one of the safest home remedies for hair lice which are mild on all type of skin.

Soak 30 to 40 neem leaves in water for 2 hours, grind them to form a paste and apply this paste as a mask over hair and scalp. Let the paste stay for 1 to 2 hours and later wash off with plain water. Comb to remove dead lice. If you have long standing infestation mix holy basil leaves with neem leaves and prepare a paste. Regularly repeat this remedy everyday till you do not see any lice in comb for two-three days.

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