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 »

One recommended recipe for a vinegar head lice treatment uses an unfiltered and pasteurized apple cider vinegar made from organic apples, notes the Head Lice Center. This type of apple cider vinegar typically has a 5 per... More »

The Minnesota Department of Health lists the recipe for a vinegar nit treatment as one to one of water and vinegar. This means that if using 1 cup of water, add 1 cup of vinegar for the appropriate recipe for nit removal... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

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