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Mayo will kill the lice and all but it won't do anything to the eggs they left and more will just be back in a day or so. Should have just bought lice treatment to kill the lice and eggs.

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Mayonnaise will actually correct the damage that has been done to your hair. It's better then spending big bucks at the salon but Ive never heard of mayonnaise to kill lice..

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Well, I know you can put a touch of baking soda in your shampoo and it takes all the grease out of your hair. It makes mine shine as well. So I don't think I'll be trying the mayo anytime soon, lol

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I've tried vinegar before, it works. Just heat up some vinegar, let it cool down a little so it won't burn you, and wash your head with it. Then soak a towel with what's left, and wrap your hair with it for 10 minutes. It does wonders for the hair.

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I don't know about mayonnaise, but this camp I went to when I was little always checked for lice and if someone had it, they used peanut butter. Worked every time.

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It's the oil in the mayo that smothers them and makes them easier to comb out. We used Skin So Soft and Saran Wrap as a kid since I had super long hair when I got it.

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I used listerine and seran wrap when i had it as a kid. It didn't smell as bad as vinegar probably would, but it worked really well. I had tried an over the counter thing and that didnt work so personally, I'd recommend listerine :) P.S. any kind will work

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They could have just dyed their hair. It's a new look for them, and the harsh chemicals kill the alive lice and kills the eggs. Win Win situation (worked 3 years ago for me)

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#41 mayo with a vinegar rinse will take care of the eggs too. But you still have to comb out the nits completely. Also, it is much healthier than those expensive shampoos that have harsh chemicals and don't always work.

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There is a super expensive dandruff shampoo that helps with lice. I used it after I put the actual lice shampoo in and it helped get rid of all of them. Mayo works to a certain degree, it covers the lice in oil and suffocates them and makes them easier to comb out but the lice shampoo kills the actual live lice.

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54- that's not to say they won't go on clean hair. imo Id rather try to keep those kids away from touching heads rather than fuck around with unwashed hair.

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Also, lice don't care about dirty or clean hair. I they did, they'd go for unwashed hair because they'd go longer before being noticed, allowing them to reproduce more.

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Actually it isn't "bull shit". Lice can't grip to dirty hair as well as they can grip to clean hair. It's a proven fact. The only reason you should be washing your hair more than twice a week is if you use a fuck load of product or have seriously oily hair. It's actually unhealthy for your hair as you're washing away the natural healthy oils.

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oh snap. I'll be sure to clean my hair only once a week from on so that I can be sure not to contract lice. Thanks for letting me know, you're so smart and not full of "bull shit"

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#79 My hair is the same. If I don't wash it atleast every second day it's an oil slick. It's not a bad thing it just comes down to everyones hair being different. #76 I'm not going to get into any petty Internet arguments but at 16 I don't really think you'd have a clue.

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And you just said its not a bad thing not to wash your hair every two days. A comment or so back you just said washing your hair more than twice a week is bad for the 'natural oils' of your hair. You're contradicting yourself.

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Actually it's a bad thing to wash your hair everyday. It's better if you wash your hair every two days or so. And if you get greasy hair there's always dry shampoo or a product for that. But I don't like washing my hair everyday.

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ee13lbp - 1) lice can move around better in clean hair, the thicker the hair the harder to move (think swimming in water vs. swimming in caramel) 2) the person said it's unhealthy to wash your hair more than twice a week UNLESS you use a lot of product or your hair is extra oily. This is true, because our hair does have natural oils etc... that shampoo strips away, without them our hair can look like a ball of wool that's had a run through the wash cycle and was given to a cat to play with You really need to learn to recognize when you're wrong and read more closely, both of these (especially the second) will end up being Very useful in life for you, trust me, in two years you'll be fucked if you haven't learned this already.

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Might I also mention that, as a guy, you probably have short hair (as a majority of guys do) and therefore have less experience with the finer points of haircare etc... The longer the hair the more work it takes (plus the whole social, media, gender role argument but I Really don't want to get into that nor start it on here)

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52, It's not bad hygiene to not was your hair for a week. I can't wash my hair every day or other day. My hair would dry out and look like shit. Besides, it's better for your hair to not wash it every day. You're stripping your hair of it's natural oils.

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Okay people. Lice are animals. Any animal likes clean living spaces, but WILL deal with dirty ones if they have to. So basically, clean hair gives you more of a risk BUT it doesn't mean you won't get them with nasty hair. Another thing, like someone up there mentioned, is that lice can't grip greasy hair as well but even that doesn't mean you won't get them.

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