Head lice is a common and very frustrating part of childhood. Over time I have spent hundreds of dollars on expensive products that promise to kill headlice and eggs and I found they don’t work.

The headlice even bulid up a resistance to products so they are less effective! There is a much cheaper and more natural solution for removal.

1. Cover dry hair with conditioner.

2. Using a nit comb, comb through a small part of the hair at a time and comb all hair. This can take time but will be the most effective way of removing every egg and lice.

3. You need to follow this procedure every few days until the headlice are gone, as if you missed just one egg, the lice will come back. It will take a few sessions.

Check out the full YouTube instructions below:

I have tried this when my girls school had an outbreak that lasted months and no other product worked like this. It is also much better for the children’s scalps and much more cost effective.

Have your kids had head lice? Please SHARE in the comments below.

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  • We were shown this at school and thank goodness we were fortunate there was no outbreak that got to us . Thank you and it proves natural remedies do work !


  • Conditioner can be useful in getting out those ‘tricky’ little nits! The key to getting rid of nits is lots of thorough combing which takes time and checking and continuing treatment for days.


  • Yes! I think I used it too in the past! And mayonnaise! I had read somewhere that it could help getting rid of head lice. But what a mess to clean your hair afterwards. Ha! Ha!

    • lol mayo? i have heard of kero (which is not recommended at all) but i suppose the mayo is creamy and would help to suffocate and slow down the lice.


  • Agreed – this is very effective – and a great preventative measure every few months too.

    • This is important – preventative is better than dealing with the little ‘critters’.


  • lol i do this too! it is really cheap when you buy the dollar conditioner.


  • This is interesting as I have had much success with the products that you can buy from the chemist or supermarkets. Most of those worked at first use too. But maybe it is because I spend a lot of time using the comb after treatment. I don’t think there were any nits after the first treatments.


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