i am allergic to most chemicals in lice shampoo so my parents suggested to cut all my hair off (20 inches long) i really don't want to because i know i will get bullied because of it but my parents say not to worry about it my i can't not worry about it, help?
Going to have to see a doctor for this. It's best to steel yourself for weeks or months of vigilance since lice can reappear due to repeated exposure or a missed nit. What doesn't help is panic.
The gold standard for head lice removal, you'll need to do this in conjunction with almost all other treatments. First you comb hair section by section with a special comb (you can buy one at the drugstore) to remove lice and nits.
Pyrethrum, the active ingredient in Rid and similar over-the-counter products (A-200 and Pronto, for example) comes from chrysanthemum flowers that harbor natural insecticides called pyrethrins. Pyrethrins attack the nervous systems of live lice but don't always work because some lice have become resistant to the toxin.
This kitchen staple is thought to be an excellent smothering agent. Lice supposedly suffocate and die when the ooze plugs their breathing holes, but it needs to be applied overnight under a shower cap because lice can survive without breathing for hours. You'll also have to comb to remove nits, but the olive oil should help loosen them from the hair shafts.
Permethrin lotion 1%
Permethrin, the active ingredient in over-the-counter products like Nix, is a synthetic version of pyrethrins. Permethrin works in much the same way as pyrethrins to attack live lice, although there are reports of lice becoming resistant to this medicine. Allergic reactions are possible.
In a study, hot-air methods proved highly effective in killing nits, but less so in eradicating live lice. An old-fashioned bonnet dryer killed nearly 89% of nits but just 10% of lice, while a blow dryer using direct heat got rid of nearly 98% of nits and 55% of lice. So use a hair dryer on freshly washed hair to increase your chance of eradicating the little buggers.
Hair styling gel/petroleum jelly
There's not a lot of research that proves that applying thick, hair-stiffening styling gel or petroleum jelly (Vaseline) kills head lice, although like olive oil, many moms swear by it. The goo supposedly suffocates the bugs by clogging their breathing holes.
This device looks like a vacuum cleaner with a brush-like nozzle. It blasts heated air toward the hair roots and scalp to dry out lice and their eggs. In a 2006 study, the LouseBuster, killed 98% of nits and 80% of live lice.
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Lice like clean hair. And if you are allergic to most things then I think that you should brush your hair with a speshol com but remember to flip your hair upside down then brush in a bowl or something like that then put a trash bag on your hair make sure that all the hair is in it sleep in it and ceep it in as long as possible. This will soficat them. for beding take everything off and wash it if you have eny stofe animals or extra pillows and blankets put them in a trash bag and keep them a way to fully treated ( can take a couple of weeks ) every week brush and trash your hair until you can find no more and you don't itch then wash your beding again. Macsher you facroom the house or enewar you go a lot a lot of times until no more lice remains.