Before professional lice removal clinics were a thing, it was the norm to seek out a variety of home remedies to rid your child of head lice. You may even have unpleasant memories of getting treated for head lice as a child yourself! But let’s face it, home remedies are messy, smelly, and most of the time ineffective.
For instance, many parents would take a jar full of mayonnaise and fully cover every inch of their children’s head in it and let it sit for hours on end. The aftermath of this home remedy most of the time was the lice were still there and thriving, along with the disaster of trying to remove the mayonnaise and horrid smell from your child’s head. Luckily, you can ditch the mayonnaise and instead just bring your child to Fresh Heads Lice Removal and let our experts deal with it.
Disadvantages of Home Remedies for Head Lice
Seeking out home remedies to remove head lice are not only ineffective but they can be dangerous. When you start mixing up different concoctions to try and remove head lice you might be putting your child at more risk by doing so. There have been quite a few horror stories where parents have sought out home remedies and ended up causing severe irritation and rawness to their children’s scalp.
Instead of removing head lice, the parents then had to seek out medical help to reverse the damage done. Another disadvantage of home remedies includes only killing the bug itself but not the eggs (nits). If nits remain in your children’s hair, they will eventually hatch, and you will be dealing with the same problem all over again.
What Home Remedies Actually Work?
The only home remedy shown to be effective at removing head lice is the traditional comb out. Wet combing involves wetting your child’s hair and then dowsing it with a nit combing solution. From there you must use a nit comb to sift through sections of hair, making sure to take the comb all the way from the shaft of the hair to the very end. Having someone to hold a magnifying glass can make it easier and ensure you’re getting all the nits out. However, even though this home remedy does work it is extremely time-consuming, and if you miss any lice or nits the process must be repeated.
Skip the Home Lice Removal Remedies
With home remedies there are a lot of unknowns you might be facing. Did I get all the nits out? Am I doing more harm than good? Dump the home remedies and instead take your child to Fresh Heads Lice Removal, the best lice treatment center in Jacksonville, Fl, Orlando, FL, and Savannah GA. There are so many benefits of our lice clinics, such as saving you time, stress, and even educating you on lice prevention for the future!
Schools Without Lice
At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States. We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources, and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!