Head lice have been around for as long as humans have been in existence. They are tiny wingless insects that cannot survive off the human scalp and are prevalent right the way through the year. They cannot jump or fly and they are not dangerous or a sign of poor hygiene. They are highly contagious when in direct contact with another person carrying an infestation.

Head lice affect 1 in 4 children between the ages of 4 and 11 in Australia today. There is still a lot of stigma attached to having head lice but really, it is just one of those things that children come home with.

Old fashioned treatments included simple pantry items such as mayonnaise and olive oil, while kerasine was also quite popular. While these ingredients worked to…

Source by Anna stark