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3 T olive oil
1 t Tea Tree
1 t Eucalyptus essential oil
your shampoo.

mix well. apply with gloves and saturate scalp and hair. wrap in shower cap and wait 2 hrs. Then shampoo/rinse multiple times to remove treatment. Put conditioner on but dont rinse out. I used conditioner with coconut as Ive read lice are repelled by it.

When combing out - buy metal nit comb - and clean in bowl of water after each swipe and wipe well with paper towel. Then dip in apple cider vinegar. The ACV removes the glue that holds the nits/eggs. In fact, a lot of sites recommend doing a rinse of acv, or adding 3 T of acv to the initial concoction. Do this outside if possible. Back to the shower to rinse off conditoner and any loose debris.

Blow dry hair after treatment. then FLAT IRON - this will kill any remaining eggs/nits.

Repeat every day for 2 weeks for infested child Comb each time. Treat entire family.

this works! this is day two - and there isnt a nit in site! and there were HUNDREDS! The Apple cider vinegar is the key to removing the nits! My friend did this a few months ago and she has 3 kids, only one had it. No re-infestation!

Wash everything in hot water. What cant be washed can be put in dryer for 30min or bagged in garbage bags for 48hrs - or a week if your freaked out like i am. Include stuffed animals! Vacuum house.

good luck! HOpe this helps!
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trying this now!!

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may need to double for long hair.

Good luck! It worked for us!
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Wow. That sounds like a lot of work. Years ago my niece reinfected my dd over and over again. My hair stylist told me to saturate her hair w/olive oil and put a shower cap on before bed. In the morning wash her hair out (it took three shampoos but still easier than your routine). The common denominator in my and your treatment was the 'two weeks' that it took for the hatching/suffocation routine to work.
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I guess mine is more involved bc Im paranoid about getting the lice and being done with it. I dont think doing just one treatment would be sufficient.

Now that the 2 weeks is up - i can tell you that last week i found 2 eggs/nits on her, nothing living. So i did 3 more treatments, nothing.

Because of school being in session, i didnt do treatments everyday, but 3 times a week. (My friend did them every day)

The flat iron was just my extra measure. But i think the blow dryer helps in the drying process of the eggs.
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I guess mine is more involved bc Im paranoid about getting the lice and being done with it. I dont think doing just one treatment would be sufficient.

Now that the 2 weeks is up - i can tell you that last week i found 2 eggs/nits on her, nothing living. So i did 3 more treatments, nothing.

Because of school being in session, i didnt do treatments everyday, but 3 times a week. (My friend did them every day)

The flat iron was just my extra measure. But i think the blow dryer helps in the drying process of the eggs.
I'm sorry, I was not clear. She sleeps w/her hair saturated w/olive oil, in a shower cap, for two weeks. The two weeks is what it takes for all of the eggs to hatch and suffocate w/out being able to lay more eggs.
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