The appearance of lice and nits is a common occurrence in children who spend time in a team. However, they can easily pass to an adult. Even if you follow the rules of hygiene in every possible way and teach your child to them from infancy, it is unlikely that these unpleasant insects will not appear in your hair or baby's head at least once. And if the lice are easily washed off, then the nits are very difficult to remove.
The most effective way to deal with nits is as follows. It is necessary to stir 2 tablespoons of acetic acid in a glass of water, and then thoroughly wet your hair with this mixture. Then wash your hair with shampoo and comb out the nits with a fine, fine-toothed comb. The acetic acid helps dissolve the glue that holds the nits to the hair, making it much easier to comb out. However, acid does not kill adults, but only makes them inactive. Therefore, this method is good as a prophylaxis after the treatment of head lice, as well as a measure to combat the remaining nits.
Another effective way to get rid of nits is combing out. Before the procedure, you must thoroughly wash your hair, apply a balm with silicone on it, and then comb out lice and nits with a comb, moving from one strand to another. Combing out nits is very difficult because they are highly adhered to the hair. However, by repeating the procedure daily, you will get rid of the lice that gradually emerge from the eggs laid.
Eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender oils scare off lice. As a preventive measure during the spread of the disease, it is necessary to add a few drops of oil to the shampoo, as well as to the balm and water for rinsing the head. You can mix a few drops with lotion, and then apply to hair and leave for 30-40 minutes. Before combing out lice and nits, wash off the oil with shampoo, and then rinse your head with water and a mixture of oils.
Cranberry juice helps in the fight against nits. To do this, you need to crush fresh berries, and then apply the resulting gruel or squeezed juice on the hair, evenly distributing it along the entire length. After that, you need to cover your head with plastic wrap and leave for 30-40 minutes. The acidic environment destroys the top layer of nits, with which it adheres to the hair.