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Cheap but effective lice treatment

Discussion in 'Staying Healthy' started by bluebadgerblue, May 18, 2017.

  1. bluebadgerblue

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    I've seen a lot of people posting here about having lice from time to time so I thought I'd share the method we used that really worked even on the medication-resistant variety of little fuckers we contracted. (Thanks to my ex-husband being a negligent fuck for this educational experience.)

    The secret magic: Listerine. Plain old yellow Listerine that you can get cheap from any Dollar Store. If you have really thick hair, really long hair, or dreads you might want a friend to help. A spray bottle to put it in is also helpful.

    • Just saturate the hell out of your hair with the Listerine until it's soaked. Make sure every single inch of hair and scalp is soaked.
    • Then either use a shower cap or DIY it with tying a grocery bag around your head.
    • If Listerine pools in the bag or shower cap work it back in every 15 minutes or so to keep the hair and scalp as consistently saturated as possible.
    • Embrace the head-tingle.
    • Leave it on for about three hours, then wash it out or the Listerine will leave your hair super sticky.
    • Repeat once a week for three weeks as lice have about a 3-week hatching cycle.
    • A lice comb it still handy to comb out the dead nits

    Voila! This treatment worked amazingly for us and cost all of like $4.
     
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    Shit, I might try this even without the lice. It's like a mobile scalp massage!
     
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    Little buggies don't like Peppermint , Tea Tree or Lavender oil..
     
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    LISTERINE FOR EVERYTHING!!!
    Seriously, the original, nasty tasting, brownish yellow stuff is the shit. It's my go to cure all for all things mouth related. It makes perfect sense to me that it would take care of lice. I wonder what other parasites it would be good for?
     
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    Shaving my head always cured the lice...