You could try opting for home remedies, but although a lot of people have reported success, an equal number of people have said that home remedies haven’t helped. They are, however, worth a try before opting for a pesticide. Essential oils like tea tree oil ,lavender oil, neem oil, clove oil, eucalyptus oil, aniseed oil, cinnamon leaf oil, red thyme oil, peppermint oil, nutmeg oil
- Mix 2 ounces of olive oil with 15 to 20 drops of the essential oil. Apply to the scalp using cotton balls. Leave this mixture on the scalp and hair overnight—at least 12 hours. Alternatively, mix the 15 to 20 drops of essential oil in 4 ounces of rubbing alcohol. Place the mixture in a spray bottle and saturate the hair with it, leaving in 12 hours.
- From essential oils stores you can buy a bottle each of rosemary, tea tree and lavender oil. Take 20 drops of each of these oils and put them in measuring cup. Now, add vinegar and double the amount of olive oil so you have half a cup of the mixture. Apply this to your child’s scalp and leave on overnight. Wash off the next morning, and apply any leftover mixture to your child’s head the next night.
- People have also reported positive results using only vinegar and olive oil, so if you cannot find the essential oils, skip them.
- The following morning, comb out your child’s hair. Then, shampoo, rinse, and repeat.