Super Lice Vs No Poo
So many fans message me needing help getting rid of Lice, it seems I hear more & more people are having issues getting rid of these pests. And the best safest answer is emerging as No Poo!
I read this article the other day on lice becoming Super Lice & it seems to be so true.
It’s enough to make your skin crawl: If head lice weren’t scary enough, 60 percent of the itchy pests are now resistant to one or more common treatments, according to a new study published in New England Journal of Medicine.
Good News & No Poo
But there is Good News for those who have switched to No Poo methods, I am hearing great things from oh so many DIY shampoo users, No poo seems to be a big deterrent to Lice just with normal use, the normal washing with baking soda water, & conditioning with Apple Cider vinegar or Citrus vinegar or any of (THESE & THESE) methods helped & prevented Lice & Nits in most cases. (I have received hundreds of positive messages on using No Poo for Lice) And as my followers know Baking Soda & Vinegar are amazing with so many uses for health, beauty, skin, hair, teeth deodorant etc. And great additives to any washing routine to repel & kill nits & lice are tea tree oil, lavender essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil, peppermint essential oil & colloidal silver.
But if Lice & Nits do become a bigger issue adding Borax, Peroxide & Essential oils to your No poo routine & using a hair mist mixture does the job amazingly well for most. The No poo mixture with borax not only killed lice & nits for many fans it also prevented the lice. But research Borax first as many refuse to use it, I personally have researched & feel safe using Borax. I Use Borax & peroxide in many of my No poo recipes & skin care recipes because they work great.
Lice be gone with No Poo (kills and repels Nits and Lice)
After shampooing & conditioning & even after spraying hair always use a nit comb, You can even use a nit comb on dry hair effectively.I highly recommend this nit comb
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Wash hair every night if infested, or as needed otherwise
Warm 1/2 cup of Apple cider or Citrus vinegar dissolve 1 tbsp of borax in the vinegar
To the vinegar borax mixture add 3 drops lavender essential oil, 3 drops eucalyptus essential oil, 3 drops tea tree oil, 10 drops natural liquid soap (Like Castle or if needed dawn dish soap) & 2 caps full of 3% drug store or food grade peroxide(or colloidal silver, do not mix with peroxide), let sit 10 to 20 minutes & wash out with baking soda & borax water (1 tbsp. each in warm water) let sit a minute & wash out.
Peroxide can lighten the hair some but my dark headed children showed no hair color changes at all, only the blonds got blonder lol, but even with mild hair lightning happening everyone who messaged agrees that this is the mixture that worked best for everyone, but if you are concerned with it causing hair to get lighter you can try without the peroxide first as some still had great results, or use less peroxide.
After using the above conditioning is a must, so use Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, Lime juice &/or Citrus vinegar in warm water to condition, add 1 tbsp per cup of water & apply & work in hair & let sit a minute or to (or longer) & wash out. A great addition to this is 1 to 3 tbsp. colloidal silver since it is known to kill & repel nits & lice.
Recipe hair mist/spray:
To prevent lice & nits while at school & throughout the day.
Warm 1/2 cup of Apple cider or Citrus vinegar dissolve 1 tbsp of borax in the vinegar let cool, add to a large spray bottle with 5 to 10 drops each of lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint & tea tree oil essential oils. Fill the rest of the spray bottle with water. spray on hair & brush into hair every morning before school, it can also kill leftover nits, can also be sprayed on bedding & furniture etc.
Optional: 5 drops citronella essential oil, 1/2 cup of colloidal silver.
If you just noticed lice or nits a great fast remedy is using raw coconut oil with a few drops of tea tree & lavender essential oil applied to dry hair & worked in well, cover with plastic bag or plastic hair cover & let sit several hours or overnight (I added this info because a fan mentioned it, but many find it does kill lice & nits but does not work every time & does not repel, but for many cases of lice it is useful) you also will need to wash it out with pretty hot water, natural liquid soap & a couple tbsp of baking soda (Or Dawn if no natural liquid soap handy) to get the oil out, & it might take several shampoos to get it out. It does leave the hair very soft & shiny.
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