Hearing that your kid has head lice it is a terrible nightmare for any mother. Head Lice, those tiny insects can be as scary as shark on mother’s world. Once you have the call from the school letting you know that it is a fact, your kid has head lice, all your balance world start to lose balance. Because the actions necessary in order to get rid of those blood’s sucking parasitic are exhausting.

So the battle begins with recognizing the enemy. What Do Lice Look Like? You need to know how a louse looks in order to find it on your kid scalp. The first thing you may want to know is there are three forms of head lice: Nits, those are
the eggs and can be confuse with dandruff or residue of any hair product.  Nymphs are an immature form of the parasite that is gray-ish tan in color.[1] After 12 days nymphs become mature louse, they typically measure is about 2-3mm. [4]

Step two once you have recognized the enemy you need to keep it from expanding to other scalps! The first thing to do is not sharing combs, hats, pillows between the kid with lice and other members of the family. This is because these little insects cannot fly but they can crawl onto your clothing, hairbrushes, hats, towels and any other personal belongings.

Step three manual removals! Head lice are treated through manual removal with a comb as well as special shampoos containing chemicals that kill lice. Even if just one nit or adult louse is found, treatment is advised to reduce the threat of a full infestation.

You also use some natural or home remedies in order to get rid of those blood suckers and those are chemicals free. Here a list of the most recommended:

  • Tea tree oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Neem oil
  • Clove oil
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Aniseed oil
  • Cinnamon leaf oil
  • Red thyme oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Nutmeg oil

Mix 2 ounces of olive oil with 15 to 20 drops of the essential oil. Apply to the scalp using cotton balls. Leave this mixture on the scalp and hair overnight—at least 12 hours. Alternatively, mix the 15 to 20 drops of essential oil in 4 ounces of rubbing alcohol. Place the mixture in a spray bottle and saturate the hair with it, leaving in 12 hours. (http://www.healthline.com/)[2]

Clothing, bedding, and towels must all be washed in hot water to control the infestation. Vacuuming carpets and furniture upholstery is another component of the treatment process for head lice. (http://www.healthline.com/)[3] This step could last from one shampoo to three weeks until you will be sure there are no more nits and that will shows that you won the battle.