You also need to treat any bedding,upholstered furniture,pillows or clothing that have been in contact w/the infested person. If it hasn't been determined WHEN or where the infestation started,then any person who has been in close contact w/them might need to be treated for lice as well. (& don't forget about any pets that may have been infested) There are several formulations for treating lice(Rid is a very good product)but the simplest & easiest version is the most expensive. My household was infested when relatives came to visit w/children who had gotten them at school. She didn't follow the directions correctly when they treated the children for lice. They had been in my house for 1week before we realized the problem. By that time every surface w/material coverings were considered contaminated. The most cost effective manner of dealing w/the problem required fogging the whole house for 48 hours.(every family member had to be treated for lice,took the dogs & cats to the vet to be dipped & all bedclothes washed in scalding hot water.) The bed pillows were thrown away as there is no 100% effective way to treat them.
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No. You have to buy medicated shampoo that specifically says kills lice. Also if you have lice do not go to a professional hair care salon. They will not serve you, but instead turn you away. Then they will have to shut the entire shop down and sanitize it. You can find the proper shampoo at any drug store or grocery store. Ask the pharmacist if you have trouble locating it.
You can smother them to death by coating your hair with mayo, (lots of it), then wait 30 minutes and wash your hair as normal. You still have to remove all the eggs by hand. This usually requires someone else's help.
You can find the Luce treatment at Wal-Mart or any Pharmacy. It is called Rid. Follow the instructions completely. The eggs are not easy to remove, but it is crucial to remove them.
Tea tree oil helps repel them but, once there, won't get rid of them. Get some desonex, really lather your hair, flatten & smooth your hair out, put on a shower cap and take three rest of your shower. do this every day for a week. It'll smother them. Then get some shampoo with coconut oil, add a few drops of tea tree & peppermint essential oil. They don't like the peppermint and tea tree plus the oils coat your hair shafts so the eggs don't sick. Make the environment unpleasant and the eggs not stick they won't want to stay. If you have a hot iron, do that to your hair getting as closer to your scalp without burning yourself. The heat with kill them and their eggs. Do this and you'll be abler to kill them & the next generation almost instantly. Do it a few times and they'll all be dead. The stuff you buy in the store doesn't really work. You can get a prescription strength by prescription from your Dr. Don't forget to wash your bedding in hot water. Anything not washable (kids stuffed animals) put in a plastic bag and out in the freezer for 2 days. It'll kill adults and eggs.
My daughter just got a lice out brake the Friday before Thanksgiving and i went out and bought the lice stuff rid used it the right way and sat for two hours picking through her hair until i didn't see any more well well on Thanksgiving we found out she still had lice so my step mom told my when my step sisters were young she used vinegar so i went and bought some vinegar poured it all over my daughters hair soaking the scalp and waited for 5 mins and shampooed it out with regular shampoo and combed her hair again the Friday after Thanksgiving and have not seen any lice since then. I have been doing research all over the internet and a lot of mothers out there are saying that tea tree oil put in regular shampoo will help to keep lice away. I am going to go out and get some to put in all of our shampoos and wait to see if it works anything is worth trying i mean really whats the harm in trying new things especially if it will save some money because things are not cheap and they are not going to get cheaper any time soon.