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Virgin olive oil for head lice

Submitted by Mary (TexasAAngel)

I do know an excellent way to get rid of head lice if your child does get them. (without chemicals) Saturate the hair and scalp with extra virgin olive oil, and then wrap the hair with plastic wrap or a shower cap. Leave it on for at least 30 to 45 minutes, and then remove the dead lice and nits with a nit comb. It washes out easily, and leaves the hair soft and shiny! Another thing I've found is that if you use a hair dryer every day, you won't get lice because they can't survive the heat! Hope this helps someone!

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Virgin Olive Oil Comments By: Victoria on 2004-08-27
I found that it DID not wash out easily! I had to use dish soap to get it out of my hair and it ruined our clothes. However, it did make the nits easier to remove.
It did work ! Comments By: Faith on 2004-09-24
I used olive oil , and it did wash out after 1 shampoo !!!! AND , it worked with no dangerous chemicals on my childs head . Instead of regular shampoo wash out with extra strength denorex , and use tea tree oil shampoo as a preventative .
Olive Oil Head Lice Removal Comments By: Kristy from Aus. on 2006-09-16
I found this tip excellent,we had tried everything else with no luck.I left the oil in for an hour and then washed hair twice in Martha Gardener's Wool Mix.Oil was removed easily and wool mix is gentle on hair.
thanks a million Comments By: jonalynn swackhamer on 2008-01-06
I use extra virgin olive oil and it killed them dead I only wish I knew before I cut all my daughter's hair off.
IT REALLY DOES WORK!!! Comments By: Cathy on 2009-06-25
I used extra virgin olive oil last summer when i got head lice. I have extremely long hair and cuttin it was not an option. I saturated my hair with extra virgin olive oil then covered my hair with a plastic shower cap, I let it sit in my hair for 1-2 hours then washed it twice with Herbal essance Shampoo. Then i repeated the treatment every 10 days for 3 or 4 more times. Not only did it get kill them it also left my hoar soft and shiny.
i love you !!!! Comments By: Sarrrrah ! on 2010-07-12
this worked !!

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