They’ve been back to school for a few weeks. You’ve sorted the clothes, the stationary, the schedules are filled with activities, you’re back in the meal prep routine and if you’re on of our health tribe you’ve even sussed the optimised them with their Body Rox.
The dreaded head lice are about to make their come back. Both my boys had three bugs crawling in their hair this time last year. There was no way I was going the chemical route.
There are various shampoos and treatments on the market, personally I endeavour to avoid all unnecessary chemicals when I can.
When affected, it’s good to give the hair a rinse with a vinegar, white wine vinegar or ACV are best in my opinion.
A serum that works well is:
3 parts tea tree oil
1 part lavender
1 part peppermint
1 part rosemary
For a 5ml bottle 1 part = 10 drops.
Top with olive/almond/defragmented coconut oil for the first pass. (Change to witch hazel after the head is clear)
Rub on the hair and scalp.
The nit comb (#NittyGritty) pictured here is absolutely amazing on fine hair. Well worth the money.
In my experience we get an all clear within 48hrs. l keep monitoring with the nitty gritty and rub precautionary witch hazel based potion for a couple of weeks as incubation time is given as 10 days.