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My two daughters caught head lice about six months ago and we tried everything from shampoos to special combs.But the thing that seemed to work best was the following:
Soak hair in brown/yellow colored mouthwash, put up in a shower cap, and leave in for about 1-2 hours. The mouthwash dissolves the lice & eggs. Once the time is up, rinse out completely then soak hair in white vinegar, this loosens the adhesive that makes the nits (lice eggs) stick to hair. Wash out with shampoo and conditioner. Blow dry hair and comb it out. We then used a straightening iron and straightened the hair. Once you've done this, you might want to double check the head for any lice let eggs. They'll most likely be dead,but if you see any comb or pull off the head. Also, be sure to wash all bedding in the rooms of the person(s) who got lice.
Remember, lice has nothing to do with being unclean so don't blame yourself. It's just unfortunate occurrence that can turn into an infestation. I hope this helps you! Best of luck! :)

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Can you use different colour mouthwash like green?


How much do u mix?


I have used this treatment and it works great and the best part is your not spending hours combing the hair out.


anytype of mouthwash..or particular...pls tell me and i will definiately going to use this method.


I keep seeing the use of Vinegar for nit removal but do you have to dilute before applying? Yesterday I tried this with Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and after a few minutes I noticed both my girls hair line was red and irritated. I immediately rushed them to the bathroom to rinse. I felt so bad too because during the process they were that their skin hurt. I should have listened. After rinsing they were ok and redness disappeared. I am wondering if I need to dilute white vinegar or is it less harsh?


Can you use this method on a 2 year old?

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