According to the Minnesota Department of Health, a vinegar-water solution, although not scientifically validated, may help loosen and remove nits, which are the eggs of lice. However, this method does not kill head lice. More »

Kill head lice and eggs with a medicated shampoo, lotion or cream rinse, as recommended by Kids Health. However, do not expose children under the age of 2 to medicated shampoos. Instead, remove lice and eggs from wet hai... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

Mayonnaise is commonly used as a home remedy to kill head lice, but its effectiveness is not scientifically proven, according to WebMD. To smother lice, a thick layer of mayonnaise is applied to the infected person's hea... More » Health Insect & Animal Bites

Rubbing alcohol and vinegar mixtures and other home remedies do not always kill head lice and their eggs; over-the-counter medications are preferred for treating infested persons, according to Harvard Medical School. Tho... More »

Despite anecdotal reports of its efficacy, there is little scientific evidence that vinegar kills lice, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The recommended treatment for head lice is application of an over-t... More » Health Insect & Animal Bites

Hair dye kills live head lice, but it does not kill lice eggs according to This means the cycle of infestation is likely to continue until the individual uses the proper method for eliminatin... More » Health Insect & Animal Bites

To remove dead lice and nits from a child's hair, a special tool called a nit comb is used, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Medical packages often feature nit combs alongside lice shampoo. Wh... More » Health Insect & Animal Bites