This tip is good for a woman who dyes her hair reguarly, however can be used by others. At the first sign of lice use permanent hair dye (clariol, etc.) it will kill the lice. Worked for me one time.
The following was sent in by Jill Saxon
A lot of people uneducated about lice 1)Lice can only live off the human body for a maximum of 24 hours, they need
blood to survive , so a house cant be infested
2) Things don't need to be bagged for weeks or thrown away, just put pillows and
such in the dryer for an hour or don't let your kids play with stuffed toys ect
for a day
3) Most people don't get lice "back" its a continuing infestation , because if
you miss one tiny egg that's enough for the same cycle to re-start
4) We do olive oil treatment for 8 hours a day for 3 weeks and then combing
every day, if there are any new bugs they can be caught immediately before they
lay more eggs
The oil suffocates the lice, they can only hold their breath for up too 5 hours.
You must be very vigilant...don't think that just because you did a treatment
you're OK...all the nits MUST be gone too or the critters will come back.