Monday, May 4, 2009

Apple cider vinegar gets rid of headlice!!

I couldn't really think of anything worth blogging on that is simple enough to post in the small time I have to do so. I guess my purpose of this blog is multiple and it seems to change in my mind. I do know I want it to be a place where I can share the little that I have learned and do learn with anyone who would like to know. So I thought most people do not know how well apple cider vinegar works for head lice. Thankfully we have not yet had to deal with this with our 4 young children but growing up in a lower income community and doing bus ministry in an inner city I had to deal with it a lot. I was able to share what my Mother had learned. The medicine doesn't always work even after washing and spraying everything and bagging the rest. Kerosene doesn't work, oil doesn't work, and many other natural things did not work for us or our neighbors. But my lovely Mother is a student of anything from the prairie days or old times. In any culture she devours old autobiographies and when they are good she tries it and shares the results and the knowledge with me. While reading one of these books she came across using apple cider vinegar for head lice. I can't believe it is so unheard of. It works so well!!! Perhaps it is too simple and people just can't believe after everything they've gone through all they really needed was the jar of apple cider vinegar.
What you need to do:First if you have long hair you should pull it into a ponytail and braid that.Then you wet your hair very slightly (It shouldn't be dripping) After that, pour in enough of the vinegar to saturate it. (Try not to get excess on your skin it will itch)Leave it on for about an hour or more if it seems to be stubborn lice.Last, wash it out. You don't need to treat anything else in your house.You don't need the nit comb....Repeat the whole process 2 weeks later to be sure if you want, I never did.Apple cider vinegar is good for you and your hair.
The way it works: It makes the eggs fall off of the hair it strips there sticky stuff (-=It suffocates the adults.
I hope that someone has found this helpful it really works!!!!


  1. A day or so after will your head continue to itch?

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  3. Thanks for the advice. Trying it now.

  4. Good sharing, for healthy purpose, apple cider vinegar (ACV) helps to boost metabolism, blocks the body’s storage of dietary fat plus breaks down and dissolves existing body fat. A study at Australia’s University of Sydney in which subjects who consumed two tablespoon of ACV daily experienced fewer surges and crashes in blood sugar levels. Read more at:

  5. Thank you for sharing your experience. i feel that i should share my experience and knowledge with you as well, you mentioned in the beginning that " growing up in a lower income community and doing bus ministry in an inner city I had to deal with it a lot" Head lice do not discriminate when it comes to choosing a host. Rich or poor, black, white,or brown. Inner city,country side, suburbs,ghetto or the nice part of town. I just find it aggravating to hear people associate "lower income" or "inner city" people with lice. As long as you have hair longer than a couple inches,without a lot of oils, and blood in your veins, you can,get lice just like us poor folk.