Treat Head Lice?
Can mayonnaise be used to treat head lice? You
have heard this one before. Your child has lice, just put
mayonnaise on her hear and have her sleep in it overnight. The
logic is that the lice wonít be able to breath and will be smothered
by the mayonnaise. It really isnít that easy. Lice are extremely
resilient. This treatment might work to kill a few of the lice
bugs, but it wonít cure a bad case of lice. If even one bug is left
alive a new outbreak is just around the corner. Plus, who want to
sleep all night with a head full of mayonnaise, yuck!
You are much better off to use a proven natural
lice treatment that will kill the live lice and remove any nits from
the hair. The nits are the lice eggs that are attached to the hair
shaft. These eggs have a sticky substance that sticks them to the
hair and makes it very hard for them to be combed or washed out.
Life Organics uses an oil based shampoo with ingredients that kill
lice and a separate enzyme treatment to remove nits. Both processes
are essential if you want to get rid of these persistent pests. It
is also necessary to comb hair thoroughly with a good quality nit
comb. Doing the job correctly the first time will save you a lot of
frustration down the road.