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Headlice - Natural repellents?

(6 Posts)
VodkaKnockers Fri 09-Nov-12 23:05:55

We have given the dreaded letter at home. There is a head lice outbreak at the school.

I've been throught both DSs hair tonight with the Nitty Gritty and so far they are clear.

I noticed that last time I was in Boots that the sell the Vosene 3in1 which has a natural head lice repellent.

Is this worth it? Never had to deal with lice before so would rather try stop any infestation.

VodkaKnockers Fri 09-Nov-12 23:06:31


The spelling in that post is appalling!

Goldmandra Sat 10-Nov-12 00:53:50

A few drops of tea tree oil in each bottle of conditioner is supposed to do the trick.

incywincyspideragain Sat 10-Nov-12 20:35:40

we use a nit oil from Neals yard (base oil with rosemary, tea tree, lavender in) to treat hair. You can use quassia bark chips as a repelant (soaking chips in water and using the water as a final hair rise) we've not tried it but I think that is as bout as natural as you can get.

My SIL uses the vosene 3:1 and swears by it, she sprays my nieces hair with Conditing defence spray a couple of times a week when there is lice in school and again says that works so imo worth a try.

Whistlingwaves Sat 10-Nov-12 20:38:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

charllie Sat 10-Nov-12 20:44:28

I use tea tree shampoo and conditioner on myself and DD also a nitty gritty comb for when she does have them (removes eggs and lice without the need of special lotions)

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