Is olive oil lice treatment a myth?

Olive oil is great for many reasons. Killing or removing lice isn’t one of them. There’s a home remedy doing the rounds, though. It requires you to combine olive oil with conditioner and liquid soap, apply it to your hair, leave it on for a few hours, rinse hair with vinegar, use a lice comb to remove dead lice, and repeat this process every week!

The Truth About Olive Oil Lice Treatment

The process described above might have been people’s only choice in the Stone Age. But these days no one has the time or nerves to sit for a few hours with olive oil and soap dripping from the hair and rinsing this mess with vinegar. And you’ll still have to use a lice comb and do the drill every week. So you tell me, does it seem to you that olive oil can really rid you of lice?

Why Olive Oil Won’t Work

The fact is that olive oil, and other oils for that matter, kill only grown up lice and louse by depriving them of the oxygen to breathe. For this to happen, you literally have to drown the lice in oil for many hours. As for the nits, they’re hard-shelled eggs housing lice embryos. Their impenetrable cocoon is impervious to anything you put on your hair. Olive oil is no exception. 

The Easier Way to Get Rid of Lice

We have an easier and more effective way to fight and remove lice. Just swing by our clinic and our lice removal experts will take a close look at your head. They will remove the lice and eggs through gentle and meticulous combing combined with our natural enzyme-based mousse. We’ll also treat your hat, coat, car, and other personal items where lice are suspected. 

Here’s What You Should Do

Do not waste time and get messy using home remedies that simply don’t work. Save that olive oil for a salad and call us for an appointment today. We’ll make sure you are 100% lice-free by the end of your follow up visit. You can also buy our natural, no-mess mousse and highly effective comb to occasionally treat yourself or your kids, so that your family never gets lice.

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