Head lice is tiny wingless insects that live in human hair and are common, particularly in children. They are grey-brown in colour, the size of a pin-head when hatched and of a sesame seed when fully grown.

They cannot fly, jump or swim and spread by head-to-head contact, climbing from the hair of an infected person to the hair of someone else and only affects humans.

If lice are visible in the hair permeate the hair with approximately 5mls of melted coconut oil rubbing it into the roots before bedtime. Shampoo next morning.

Should it not be visible, part the hair down the middle then dip your finger in melted coconut oil and dab a few drops of oil down the part on the scalp and one or two drops in the roots above the ears. The drops of oil will spread through the hair killing new nits that may have hatched. Coconut oil is a natural good smelling hair oil the oil conditions the hair as well as displaces the nits.


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