By Audrey Lefebvre
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
Coconut oil, an essential in any natural health or beauty regimen, has a long list of applications ranging from a facial moisturizer to treating lice. Yes, you read that correctly — Coconut oil can be used in the treatment of head lice.
So how exactly does Coconut oil treat lice?
Coconut oil is fatty in nature (good fat that kills bacteria). This “fat” is what makes Coconut oil effective against lice at least 90% of the time without the use of any lice shampoos or harsh synthetic chemicals. How? Coconut oil literally suffocates the lice on the scalp. Its fatty content does not allow the lice to grasp hair. Even after washing your hair, Coconut oil persists on the hair shaft, making it a perfect continuous treatment to get rid of head lice.