Nearly all home remedies rely on some method to suffocate the lice. Using an effective home remedy is probably preferable to putting harsh chemicals on your child’s head. Here are some of the natural “suffocating” or “smothering” treatments that work well if you follow the instructions. It’s important to note that some experts believe that the combing does most of the work. The “suffocating” treatments just stun the lice and make them slower and easier to catch on the comb.
Sesame oil and camphor
To a tea spoon of sesame oil add a pinch of camphor and apply to hair. Leave for half an hour. Because of strong camphor smell lice suffocate and move slowly. Comb hair few times and wash using warm water.
Apply garlic paste in lime juice on the scalp. Leave it for half an hour. Wash the hair. Repeat this process 3-4 weeks. Eating raw garlic everyday helps and one can also apply garlic oil on the scalp followed by washing hair.