How To Avoid Getting Lice Naturally

With kids returning to school, I am starting to see posts popping up about lice letters coming home with their children. YIKES! Lice is one of my biggest fears because my daughter has thick, very curly hair and I feel like we would never get rid of them! I have done tons of research on how to naturally avoid getting lice without exposing my daughters to toxic chemical treatments.

  1. Don’t wash hair too often: In my research, I found that lice are more likely to be attracted to freshly washed/clean hair. While washing your hair daily may seem like a great way to keep lice at bay, the opposite is actually true. Try to keep hair washing to a minimum: 2-3 a week, max!
  2. Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is a natural lice deterrent. Simply fill a spray bottle with water and add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil (per ounce of liquid). Shake well and spray on hair and rub/comb through before styling.
  3. Natural Lice Deterrent Spray: Lice Shield uses natural essential oils known to repel lice so you can react easy. There’s no need to spray your hair with toxic chemicals to keep lice at bay.
  4. Use Natural Hair Products: As mentioned above, lice prefer clean hair. Hair that is covered in product like gel or hair spray is less desirable for these critters. Most hair sprays and gels you buy at the pharmacy are filled with nasty, toxic ingredients, but there are a few more natural options out there.
  5. Keep hair up in a tight bun or braid: Hair that is loosely flowing is more likely to come into contact with something contaminated with lice. Keeping hair up and away from the shoulders will help prevent lice from getting to your hair.
  6. Use plastic backpacks: Lice can come home on your child’s fabric backpack. Using a plastic backpack makes it less likely for lice to lay eggs in your backpack fibers, because there aren’t any fabric fibers for them to get into.

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this site is not provided by medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not meant to substitute consulting with your podiatrist, doctor or other health care professional. The information available on or through this site is in no way intended to diagnose, influence treatment or cure any foot or other health problems nor is it a substitute for the services or advice of a podiatrist, physician, or health professional.  You should always consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.

Stop Unwanted Hair Growth Naturally

No one likes to have hair in unsightly places. Unfortunately, hair removal can be time consuming, painful and sometimes expensive. Recently, I started doing some research to find natural alternatives to help slow or stop hair growth. I came across several resources that suggested that essential oils may be the answer, specifically tea tree oil and lavender oil, combined.

So I set out to do a test on myself. On one leg, I used my normal lotion, on the other leg, I used my regular lotion after applying a mix of these oils. I placed several drops of the oils in my hands and rubbed them all over. Once absorbed, I applied my lotion as I normally would.

After about one week, I actually did notice a difference! It seemed the leg I had been using the oils on had slower hair growth than the other. I confess, at this point I caved in and shaved because it is summer and I don’t want to walk around wit hairy legs! However, I may revisit this experiment again in the colder months to see if the process continues over time.

In my research, it did seem that this oil combination can be helpful for women with hirsutism as well. This is a condition of male pattern hair growth that affects women, with thicker, darker hair growing in places like the face, back or neck. So if you have this condition, which is typically treated with medication, this could be a natural alternative you may want to consider.

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this site is not provided by medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not meant to substitute consulting with your podiatrist, doctor or other health care professional. The information available on or through this site is in no way intended to diagnose, influence treatment or cure any foot or other health problems nor is it a substitute for the services or advice of a podiatrist, physician, or health professional.  You should always consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.