Look for nits in natural light as they are easier to see.


Olive oil Saturate the hair with the oil; cover with a shower cap and leave on for eight hours or overnight. If the treatment needs to be repeated, repeat on the following days: 1, 5, 9, 13, 17 and 21. These days coinside with the life-cycle of the nits.

Petroleum jelly Rub the head thoroughly with petroleum jelly and wrap it in plastic wrap, bathing cap or other method; leave on overnight and wash out in the morning. This method is very effective but messy.

Tree resin Cover the hair and scalp with tree resin oil; wrap head in a towel, bathing cap or plastic wrap and leave on overnight; rinse out in the morning. Easier cleanup than petroleum jelly.

Vinegar At bedtime wet the head with vinegar and wrap it in a vinegar-soaked towel; cover this towel with a dry towel and leave on overnight. The eggs detach and will come out during shampooing.

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