Do you wonder about head lice and coconut oil and if it really works?
In the post, “Go on, ask me, I dare ya”, I opened it up so that readers could ask questions about anything they might want to know. This question came from Leah, and I decided to answer her first, because I soooo fear one of my kids coming home with lice, and I wanted to try to help her fast!
(UPDATE: See my more recent post on this topic of getting rid of lice naturally, without chemicals! That's the story of how we actually survived it!)
“Please elaborate head lice and coconut oil — does this work to get rid of them? Thank you.”
photo by Erin Finkle
Lice and coconut oil — how to use coconut oil on lice:
Melt the oil and let it cool, meanwhile, get out the nits that you can see. (Again, see my newer post for more on this: How to get rid of head lice naturally.) Put the coconut oil all over and sleep with a cap or something until showering it out in the morning. It may take a few washes with hot water to get this out!
Warning, I haven't had to do any of this yet myself, and hope I never do!
Another person suggested coconut milk, which would shower out easier, but I think it's the oil that does the suffocating…?
One other thing: some say plain old coconut shampoo works. I'm not sure if I totally believe this, but it can't hurt. I fear lice enough that I only buy coconut shampoo now. Besides, I love the smell.
Please share YOUR experience with lice and coconut oil or any other remedy!
I'm hoping that any readers out there who have used coconut oil (or other natural remedies) for lice will jump in and share their experience! Thanks everyone!
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