20 Weird (But Effective!) DIY Home Remedies [PICS]

12. Kill Head Lice the Natural Way

Male human head louse, Pediculus humanus capitis. Technical settings :  - focus stack of 57 images - microscope objective (Nikon achromatic 10x 160/0.25) directly on the body (with adapter ~30 mm)

Problems with head lice are also common with children, and they can easily be spread to adults. Instead of using harsh chemicals to eradicate the lice, you can turn to salt and vinegar as a natural alternative.

Make a mixture from equal parts salt and white vinegar, then apply the mix to the affected scalp. Use a plastic shower cap to cover the person’s head for 30 minutes. After which, you should wash the hair thoroughly and use a fine-toothed comb to remove any tangles and lice.

Also, add a little bit of mineral oil to the nits (eggs) attached to the hair, and they will come out easily when you comb them.

Photo by Gilles San Martin

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