I am fed up with head lice and was on the phone to a friend earlier about them, after doing the head lice treatment then the conditioner and comb tonight, knowing they will be back. Yes I wash and disinfect everything and have cut her hair short pixi style, but they will not leave for more than a week at a time.
Apparently a bottle of listerine with a bit of vodka in it kills the head lice and leaves the hair softer and easier to comb than conditioner. She offered for me to use half a shot of vodka for dd's hair.
Has anyone ever tried that? It sounds like it could work, but wanted to hear from others first.
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08-02-2012 21:54 #1
Listerine + vodka for head lice?
08-02-2012 22:05 #2
I've never heard of it but as long as you wash it out properly, I can't see that it could cause any harm. Worth a shot, breaking the head lice cycle can be a nightmare! I just wish everyone would do as you do and treat their kids properly, get all the eggs out and sterilize everything...then they wouldn't keep reinfecting everyone else!!
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08-02-2012 22:09 #3
Apparently it washes out easier than head lice shampoo too.
08-02-2012 22:14 #4
best stuff i ever used was the tiny homebrand bottle of dishwashing liquid concentrate. costs less than $1. just comb it through the hair with the nit comb and it kills the lice and makes the eggs swell up so they just comb out. and best of all the hair is so shiny afterwards. then a spray bottle with some tea-tree oil in it to spray on their hair each morning.
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08-02-2012 22:15 #5
If you do try it let us know how you go. With three girls and parents at school constantly ignoring the fact their kids are infested without fail soon after holidays are over I'm back to combing and treating. I can't see the harm in using listerine and vodka. I have heard of people using much worse things like metho so I say go for it
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08-02-2012 22:24 #7
Vodka is for tomato juice!
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maybe she meant a shot of vodka for your frustrations and listerine to cover the alcohol breath
08-02-2012 22:28 #9
08-02-2012 22:37 #10
Good way to burn your kids scalp. I think it's as bad as using metho. I use natural stuff orange medic and comb hair every night for 2 weeks. Then I put hair spray in before school which stops them sticking the the hair strands. I also sit for as long as possible going strand by strand and remove the eggs. I do it every second night for 1 week. My kids have only had lice twice because of this.
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