There are many different lice repellent measures available that you can try. Some can get pretty farfetched, while others are thought to work very effectively. Here is a look at natural remedies that you can try.
The other methods
Lice repellents are numerous. There are a variety of over-the-counter pesticides that either kill the lice outright or disrupt their hormones so that they cannot reproduce. Then of course there are a variety of home remedy lice repellents – from relatively harmless ones like olive or baby oil to downright dangerous ones like gasoline to inconvenient ones like shaving off all of the hair. And of course there are the lice repellent treatments for the home, like closing it up for several weeks or doing toxic “bug bombs” to kill off the lice. You may find that these lice repellents are more or less effective at taking care of the problem.
Why these methods don’t work
Oftentimes, the people using the above methods of lice repellents find that either they do not work or that the lice return within a few weeks. Often, this is because the lice eggs are being missed, allowing re-infestation to occur over and over again.
A natural lice repellent
If you want lice repellent that will get rid of lice and their eggs for good, here is one that you can try:
Go to your local health store and get some coconut oil castile soap, tea tree oil, and neem oil. You will also need a nit comb.
Lather your hair with the soap. Once you have worked it into a good lather, add a few drops of each oil to the hair
Rinse the hair.
Rewash again using the same formula. However, this time do not rinse.
Wrap hair in a towel and allow it to sit for 30 minutes.
When the time is up, comb through the hair using the nit comb. You must do this section by section until the entire head has been done. Remove and discard any lice or nits that you find into a bowl of water and rubbing alcohol. Dampen hair as needed to keep it from drying out or making it difficult to comb.
Wash hair a third time, and then rinse. Allow to dry.
Check thoroughly for missed nits.
Thoroughly clean anything that the infested person came in contact with, especially combs/brushes, bedding, clothing, and hats.
Even the best lice repellents will have difficulty working if the source of the lice is not eliminated. That includes cleaning the environment. You should also caution children not to share hats, combs, clothing, etc. with their friends to help prevent the spread of lice.
You can also continue do to a maintenance treatment with lice repellent. There are several lice repellent choices available, but if you want to go with something natural, you can turn to essential oils. Eucalyptus, lavender, neem, rose geranium, rosemary, and tea tree oils all make natural lice repellents. Add 10 drops of the oil of your choice to one ounce of oil and comb through the hair daily as lice repellent. Or, you can make it into a shampoo by adding 10 drops of oil to one ounce of shampoo and using it for your regular shampooing. For shampoo lice repellent, tea tree oil is usually your best option.