How to Use Vinegar to Treat Lice?

How to use vinegar to treat lice?

Vinegar can really help you get rid of head lice eggs, called nits. A vinegar lice treatment combined with careful combing is definitely powerful to get rid of head lice eggs.

The acetic acid contained in vinegar will help loosen the glue that holds the nits to the hair shaft so that the nits will no longer stick to the hair and will be easy to remove with a good nit comb.

You can use different types of vinegar for head lice, such as white vinegar, wine vinegar (red or white), or apple cider vinegar.

Vinegar is a natural organic by-product of fruits, vegetables and grains. As long as it has been made naturally, it is perfectly safe to use as lice treatment.

Vinegar will sting your eyes if sprayed directly into them, so avoid direct contact with eyes.

Here is the process for a vinegar lice treatment:

  • Use a mixture of vinegar with water (half and half) to unglue the nits from the hairshaft.
  • You should now rinse off the vinegar with water. Then, you need to spend time combing all nits out. This is a crucial step, so don’t skip it.
  • Repeat this process for two days or more until you can see no head lice eggs anymore and you are sure that all live nits are gone.


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