If for some the rise in temperatures is synonymous with beaches, holidays and relaxation, for others it is the beginning of a real problem. For parents especially, summer announces the arrival of lice! Also affecting adults, these insects affect much more the children who transmit them to each other, especially in school. Here's how to fight them naturally.

What Are Lice?

Lice are small parasites that lodge in the scalp and cling to the hair. Measuring no more than 4 mm, the lice are gray. These insects generally have a shelf life of 3 to 4 weeks and reproduce by laying nits. They are still unable to move, cling to the hair and stay there, while the lice can move.

Lice can affect adults and children, but are much more common in these. These parasites are transmitted from one child to another very easily in schools and child care centers. Note, however, that lice are not caused by poor hygiene. That said, everyone can catch them!

How Contamination Occurs?

The transmission of lice can be by various means, either directly or indirectly. Using an item from a person with lice can cause contamination. For example, his comb or his cap.

Contamination can also occur by contact of the hair of a contaminated person with that of a healthy person.

How do you know if you have lice?

It's almost impossible to miss them! In addition to excessive itching in the scalp, it is also possible to detect lice by performing a hair examination. Note however that lice are difficult to detect because they are located at the base of the hair and are much less visible because of their grayish color, unlike nits that are whitish in color. Be sure not to confuse the nits with the dandruff.

How to get rid of lice ?

There are several products containing insecticides that can fight against a lice invasion! Shampoos, creams, sprays ... the market abounds with this type of products that help eliminate these parasites. However, their prices remain quite expensive, not to mention their aggressive effect on the scalp, due to their wealth of chemicals.

Also note that lice can sometimes be very resistant and do not give up when the first application of the treatments. We'll have to be patient.

There are also many natural solutions that help get rid of head lice. They are very effective, free from chemicals and are especially recommended from the beginning of the contamination.

Here is a powerful trick to get rid of head lice naturally:

Why waste your money in expensive chemicals, while mother nature offers us a variety of ingredients to powerful powers. To get rid of lice, use white vinegar! This ingredient is highly effective in removing them.

To achieve this remedy you will need:
  • A lice comb
  • A shower cap
  • White vinegar
In a bowl, mix equally the water and vinegar and apply this mixture on the scalp and all the hair. Put a shower cap on the hair and let the preparation act for an hour then rinse with water.

Using the rag comb, brush your hair or your child's hair. Be sure to keep in touch with the scalp by going up and down. Remember that the lice cling to the base of the hair, it will take a little more effort to take off.

After this brushing session, wash the hair with the usual shampoo.

How to prevent lice contamination?

Not caused by poor hygiene, it can be difficult to prevent the appearance of lice. However, it is important to pay close attention to the first signs of contamination in order to fight them from the beginning.

It is also advisable to have short hair in case of treatments against the lice, because the longer they are, the more the lice regale.

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