Riley Heruska
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Just like we’ve learned that putting butter on burns is a terrible idea, science continues to reveal that homemade head lice treatments typically aren’t the most effective. Although we’d all love to slather some all-natural oils on an infested head and call it a day, it might be time to steer away from DIY lice treatments in favor of professional processes that are more effective.

Let’s look at some of the most highly-recommended DIY lice treatments and figure out why they don’t work in the long-run.

Coconut Oil

According to some studies, coconut oil can be more effective than some over-the-counter, chemical-based lice treatment products. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s the best way to eradicate the little buggers. It may require use of the ingredient three or four times to get rid of lice, and even afterward, you might end up calling a professional to finish the job. Did you know lice can hold their breath up to 8 hours? Don’t waste your time attempting to kill the lice with coconut oil when you can go straight to professionals for a one-and-done treatment process.

Combing the Eggs Out

Many people try to remove the lice and their eggs simply by combing through the infested hair and picking them out. Although a comb-out is an essential part of most lice removal processes, this is only one part of an effective treatment. You’ll need to use a killing agent and other techniques on top of a comb-out in order to kick the invaders out for good.  


Although some people swear by this lice-killing treatment, vaseline usually causes more harm than good when it comes to removing head lice. The substance can get stuck in the roots of people’s hair and take forever to wash out, which is a hassle you definitely don’t need.

Olive Oil

First of all, olive oil isn’t really a cheap treatment solution because you have to use so much of the product. Don’t bother wasting an entire bottle of nice oil on a head that will still need to be combed out and treated with a killing agent. Secondly, you’ll probably have to use the olive oil multiple times, and the longer a head stays infested, the more the lice can spread to other people in the house.


Yes, mayonnaise may wipe out some of the adult lice crawling around and causing itching, but it usually fails to do the most important thing: eradicate the lingering eggs. This means that you might be dealing with the hatching cycle even after completing the treatment. If you really want to remove any and all lice activity, it’s better to seek professional assistance.

The best way to handle lice is to quickly implement a tried-and-true treatment plan at a professional Lice Lifters Treatment Center. They now offer evening and weekend appointments, so you can drop by whenever you need to. Call to schedule emergency lice removal appointments for people of all ages and to ensure that all lice activity is destroyed immediately. Lice Lifters’ natural killing agent contains no harmful toxins or pesticides, so you won’t have to worry about nasty skin reactions, but it’s also more effective than DIY treatments. No nits will be left behind.

To schedule an appointment, contact the centers at 817-677-1024 (Southlake location) or 972-805-1308 (Frisco location). You can also learn more about the company at Mention BubbleLife when you book an appointment and you’ll even receive 50 percent off a head check!

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Southlake, TX 76092

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