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my daughter and i have lice and do not want to stick pesticides on our head. Has anybody had good result with a natural treatment? we put olive oil mixed with tea tree oil and they were coming off dead. i do not know if this is enough, how often etc. My daughter's hair is straight and thin, but i have corse, wavy, thick, almost waist length hair.<br><br>
any help would be greatly appreciated! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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I have never tried any of these things, but scroll down and there is a whole list of natural methods...<br><a href="http://www.naturesnaturalhealing.com/HeadLice.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.naturesnaturalhealing.com/HeadLice.shtml</a>
 

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The link above has some good suggestions but I can't believe they listed lamp oil! That doesn't sound good!! My SIL used mayonaise and I used the cetaphil method on my kids (nuvo method <a href="http://www.nuvoforheadlice.com/" target="_blank">http://www.nuvoforheadlice.com/</a>).<br><br>
I think the main thing you need to do is comb, comb, comb with a nit comb. I also read something about how heat dries out lice eggs and kills them. <a href="http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-11/uou-tlk102706.php" target="_blank">http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releas...-tlk102706.php</a> This is for some special blow dryer thing but I think a regular blow dryer must do something. In the cetaphil method, you have to dry the cetaphil on the hair to "shrink wrap" the lice. It takes a good 20 min of blow drying so maybe the blow drying itself does something too.<br><br>
Good luck! I just had a dream (or I guess I should say nightmare!) the other night that my kids had lice. It was so vivid that I combed through their hair very thoroughly the next day to make sure it was just a dream. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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