Head Lice Treatment
Head lice are rapidly spread through direct contact; the sharing of brushes, combs, hair ties, bedding, and articles of clothing will allow the quick transfer of lice from one person to another. There are several different products designed to get rid of lice, but in order to eliminate lice fully and prevent re-infestation a lice treatment kit needs to be used.
The Bug Battle
Head lice treatment should start with a lice shampoo, since lice infestations begin on the hair and scalp. The shampooing process should be followed by a conditioner which coats the hair allowing a nit comb to remove bugs and eggs from the hair shaft with ease.
Lice can fall onto couches, rugs, and bedding, so it is vital that your home is treated for lice and nits as well. Even if your head is lice and nit free after treatment, if lice and nits are embedded on furniture, the infestation will return. Lice can survive for up to 48 hours off the head and nits can survive for up to 10 days off of the head. A head lice kit consists of treatment products that will eliminate lice and nits from your head and home, and continue to repel the bugs to prevent re-infestation.
Lice Treatment Kits
Search for head lice treatment kit that has a shampoo that removes both lice and their eggs. The kit should have a conditioner that is formulated to soothe the scalp, stop itching caused by lice bites, and allow for easy nit combing. A good head lice combination treatment will include a stainless steel nit comb. Nits are stuck to the hair shaft by a glue-like substance making them difficult to remove. Nit combs are designed to eliminate stubborn eggs, bugs, and debris left behind after the shampooing process. These three products will get rid of lice from the head, but a spray treatment and laundry additive will be needed to treat furniture and washable items.
Chemicals Vs. Natural Lice Treatment Kits
Most people purchase over-the-counter chemical head lice kits because they believe the pesticides and chemicals in the products will work to kill the lice and eggs. Most lice have now built up immunity to the ingredients in these chemical treatments. They may not be effective and they can cause harm to the user. Common side effects of chemical lice treatment products include: inflammation, breathing problems, burning eyes, and skin irritation. Natural head lice treatment kits use natural insecticides and repellents such as peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and neem oil. These ingredients not only put an end to head lice, but they can prevent future outbreaks.
Head lice treatment kits address all elements of a lice infestation. The environment must be treated, since lice and nits can survive off your head and crawl back on causing a re-infestation. Natural head lice kits won’t cause harmful side effects and will work to prevent future lice outbreaks.