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Does vinegar kill dread nits? Natural remedies for lice. Paranoia about itchy scalp

A friend of mine recently let slip she has nits. My housemate is yet to find any eggs or lice in my hair, however we found a few eggs in her hair (still no louse). My guess is that the louse has found its way into my hair and is chilling. I've been a bit itchy, mainly nape and behind ears, but occasionally front right and left of head. I don't know if this is simply paranoia after reading that's where they like to hang out, or if it is just natural dread head itch (I last did a bicarb wash on Thursday, been itching again since Friday). The itching isn't as intense as I would perhaps expect it to be with lice, however it's enough to make me self-conscious about it.

I can't comb my hair because it's entangled, being as it is, in a formative stage of locking. I also do not want to use nit shampoo because of the residue that might be left in my locks. I've been searching the internet for natural nit remedies for dreads, and I've read that to kills nits one should: douse hair in a bottle of vinegar (don't know if this should be diluted at all? - I've got a bottle of white vinegar ready), tie up in a plastic bag, leave for an hour (to suffocate the little buggers), and then rinse thoroughly.

Does this sound like a viable solution? Will the amount of vinegar screw up my scalp? Does anyone know of any other natural remedies for removing lice and nits from dreads/uncombe-able hair?

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You should be doing the ACV rinse when you use the BS. It helps with the itchies and restores the pH balance back to your hair and scalp. Use neem oil and tea tree oil in your wash. Neem will kill the little buggers! I would put a plastic bag over your head for about a 1/2hr before rinsing out the neem oil. Dont think you really need to but id do it just as a precaution.

Rubbing alcohol.  It needs to be repeated every 3 days, precisely for 2 weeks I think.  There are a couple threads here about this exact thing. 

Here's one...https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/to...

and another...https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.dreadlockssite.com/forum/to...

My roommate and I both got lice several years ago, and we were able to get rid of them with the rubbing alcohol method. The idea is to suffocate them, since they can apparently develop an immunity to over-the-counter lice treatments. We did the method once, then again a week later to kill any that survived the first round, and it cleared the problem right up.

Thanks for all the help. Tbh I think it's mainly paranoia driving the itching; when I don't think about it I don't scratch for days. I don't know where to get rubbing alcohol from around here, and begrudge the extra expenditure, would distilled (white) vinegar suffocate them equally as well? How long can they hold their breath for? It seems to range from half an hour to 3 hours, depending on which source I read.

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