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So, I tried everything for my daughter, would had hair to her waist and a raging infestation of head lice. The thing that finally worked, and has worked every time since, for all three of my kids is Listerine, or any generic version thereof. What I do: Get the plain yellow mouth wash. I put it in a spray bottle and warm it a bit in the microwave, just for comfort purposes. Wrap a towel around the child's neck as to not soak their clothes, and proceed to spray their hair until it is saturated and dripping. I then wrap their hair up in the towel and let it sit for about half an hour. Then shampoo. Your hair will smell like mouth wash for awhile, but it beats lice. I repeat twice more, exactly a week in between. There isn't even a need to comb or wash/dry linens or anything else. The Listerine does the whole job, just as long as you don't skip any one of the three treatments. We fought them the first time for about four months until I figured this out. She's had them twice since, and my son has had them once and this worked every time. For an extremely bad infestation, you may want to soak their hair before bed and cover with a plastic shower cap overnight. If this treatment doesn't work for you, you are doing something wrong, either not enough Listerine or you aren't letting it sit long enough. I don't fear the kids picking up the nasty little creatures any more, though the first go around was a nightmare. The mouth wash was a God send!

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Tried this remedie today what fantastic results!! Now my girls are going to be able to sleep tonight without scratching there scalps to bits! Its realy easy
and WORKS!!! Thank you from a very happy mum.

An appreciative Mama

Thank you thank you THANK YOU for sharing! Its awesome & amazing how well this has worked for me & my daughter, we both have very long & thick hair, I cried thinking we were going to have to cut our hair to make it easier to get rid of stupid things, but decided to try this 1st & IT WORKED :) (course we also straighened our hair just to be safe) Again Thanks for sharing!


Listerine is amazing. I had my friends kids for a summer and they got them. I saw listerine on here and never tried anything else ever after that. Just recently my 4 year old got it. I soaked it in listerine and even my own to be safe, I did use a shower cap (helps suffocate them) vs. a towel and left on for minimum of 30 minutes. I thought it might burn a little because of the scabs from itching but not at all. She said it felt cool. I also will tell you it is important to buy the metal comb. Those little plastic ones you can buy don't work at all. Out of all that was pulled out of their poor little heads I never ever saw a live bug. All dead and because it is an antiseptic it helps with any sores in their head to.

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