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 Home Remedies

Let food be your medicine! In India, food has been used to cure minor ailments for years. Learn how you can cure aches and
pains, lifestyle conditions, minor skin and hair problems and common ailments at home!
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Head Lice

Problem of head lice is the presence of ectoparasites on the human hair. While it is more often seen in children, adults are not spared from it completely. For some people, it occurs during some seasons of the year, while the rest have them anytime. The presence of lice weakens the roots of the hair and also causes hair fall. Apart from being unhygienic, these are also social embarrassment for the person suffering.

Head Lice
Soak 10-12 almonds in water and make its paste. Add 3-4 tablespoon of lemon juice in it. Apply this mixture over your scalp, and allow it to dry for 1-2 hours. Wash hair with cold water.
Head Lice
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Head Lice
  • Always keep your hair clean, use herbal shampoo for washing your hair.
  • Do not use comb, towel and dress of those who are having head lice. Lice transmit very fast from one head to another through these substances.
  • If you find hard to manage long hair, cut them regularly. Dirt, dust gives birth to these Lice, so keep your hair short and tidy.
  • Lice transfer from one head to another. Stay away from those with head lice.
  • Never allow your scalp to dry, as this will lead to dandruff and head lice. keep your scalp clean and apply coconut hair oil.
Other Remedies
Head Lice
  • Alternatively, custard apple powder can be used to make a paste using some water. Apply this paste and keep it overnight. Wash the hair next morning. Not only would it clear the lice and the nits, but also keep the dandruff away.
  • Mix 6 tsp of water and 2 tsp of vinegar. Dab this mixture on the scalp and tie a cloth bandage over it. Keep it overnight. Apply this mixture two times a week.
  • Oil the hair using tea tree oil or any other essential oil at the night. Have a head wash the next morning.
  • Another way to use the tea tree oil would be to add 10-15 drops of it into the shampoo. Use this shampoo as a hair wash.
  • Oil the hair using mayonnaise oil. Keep it for two hours. Thereafter, comb the hair.
  • Take 3 to 4 tsp of butter and add a few drops of lemon to it. Apply this mixture on the head and keep it for some time. (20 seconds given) Wash the hair thoroughly.
  • Combine equal quantity of baby oil and vinegar. Apply this combination on the scalp and keep it for an hour. Later, rinse thoroughly using a shampoo.
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All advice is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice and/or diagnosis/treatment. DesiDieter does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.