How To Get Rid of Lice

Before you begin in treating head lice there are few points that needs to be considered. You need to know first how lice look like because it can be confusing sometimes. Knowing the proper way to check for head lice is also important to make sure that you don’t miss any part. 

Lastly, it is important to use a homeopathic alternative treatment for head lice to avoid injuries and accidents specially if you are treating a child.

Understand what lice look like

Knowing how lice look like is very important that the creators of LiceMist even created a full guide on what do lice look like to help you. This guide will show you how a lice can look differently on different colors of hair and place they usually hang out.

How to check for lice

The video below is a helpful guide to know how to check for head lice. Finding lice and those tiny nits can be tricky sometimes but if you know the proper way, it will save you a lot of time.

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How to treat head lice with homeopathic alternative

Now that you know what lice look like and you already done sectioning the hair, next thing to do is to use a homeopathic lice mist.

To ensure safety, one should use a lice treatment that has natural ingredients, safe for kids and doesn’t contain pyrethrin.

We suggest that you use Lice Mist that has been proven effective yet gentle enough to use to your kids. Just make sure that your kid’s hair is dry and don’t put too much product.

You don’t have to drench the hair, just mist the hair and it would be fine and let it sit for 5 minutes.

Points to remember when using Lice Mist

  • Mist behind ears and back of neck
  • Expose the scalp and skin
  • Mist scalp and hair using Green Bean Buddy Lice Mist
  • Wait for 5-10 minutes for the Lice Mist to dry
  • Rinse after treatment using Lice Mist Shampoo
  • Towel dry hair so it is slightly damp

Remove dead lice and nits

  • Part hair into sections
  • Place nit comb as close as possible to scalp and comb out lice and nits
  • Pin or hold back each section 
  • Clean comb and dispose of lice or nits in a sealed bag
  • After each combing, re-check for lice and nits
  • Repeat removal process till entire hair is treated and cleaned

Be sure to treat home, beds, and backpacks for lice

A lot of people are unaware that lice can immediately spread not just on hair and body but inside the home. 

A person with a lice will sleep in the bed and then the lice will start crawling into the pillows, linens and beds.  Lice can also get transferred to backpacks, and areas like living room, couches and other parts of the home.

You may wish to use a residual lice home treatment spray. This way it will kill the lice and other pests as well as prevent from another re-infestation.

Treat linens and laundry with hypo-allergen detergent

Don’t forget there is a risk for the lice to be nesting in the pillows, beds, and linens. Resorts and health facilities have been using Green Bean Buddy hypo-allergenic detergent that is formulated for pests. This is a great laundry replacement and great for hyper-sensitive customers who want a delicate detergent.

Re-treat in 7 to 10 days, just in case

After doing your normal treatment. You will always want to re-treat and do another round of Lice Mist in the hair or body just in case. As the lice can be transmitted from external sources. So it’s always a good practice to re-treat till you feel there is no more risk of lice.

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