How to Get Rid of Head Lice - Fast Home Remedies

How to Get Rid of Head Lice - Fast Home Remedies

Can your child not stop scratching their head? Has their school already warned you that they may have head lice? Start by checking their head to see if these little pests are living on their scalp. If so, you should take action to get rid of head lice. In this OneHowto article, we explain some tricks so you know how to get rid of head lice and make this task much easier.

Infusion of eucalyptus leaves

One of best tricks to get rid of head lice is to get rid of head lice is to make an infusion of eucalyptus leaves, which you can buy from health food shops or from a eucalyptus tree if you have one.

Put on some water to boil and when it starts to boil, add the leaves. Let it boil for a few minutes and then turn off the heat to let it cool. Wait for it to cool a little and apply this infusion onto the parasite-infected scalp, paying close attention to the roots.


Also, vinegar is another home remedy that you can use to combat head lice. You can use either classic cooking vinegar or apple vinegar. Mix it with equal parts hot water and apply to dry hair. Read our article on how to use apple cider vinegar to get rid of lice for more information.

This trick is especially effective with nits, i.e. lice eggs, so we recommend applying vinegar as soon as you discover these parasites.

Essential oils

Using essential oils on the scalp is also a good way to eliminate head lice. Lavender oil is highly effective, but remember that it must be 100% pure, and unblended. For example, tea tree oil is a good option.

You can find it in health food shop and shops specializing in natural products. Apply by massaging it into the scalp.

Lice comb

Apart from all these home remedies that will help you get rid of lice, it's also vitally important to use a lice comb on all the hair strands to get rid of any eggs the lice may have laid. Carefully get rid of them by flushing any eggs down the toilet or throwing them in the bin.


Now that you know how to get rid of lice, at oneHOWTO we recommend you read read our articles:

  • How to use Vaseline for head lice
  • How to tell nits apart from dandruff
  • How to check for head lice
  • The life cycle of head lice

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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