20 Ways to Kill Head Lice

Here are natural remedies, prescription medications, and over-the-counter treatments that kill head lice.

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Some people believe vinegar will dissolve the sticky glue that the female louse uses to attach her eggs to hair shafts. The acetic acid in vinegar is considered helpful in prepping hair for nit combing after using a bug-killing treatment.

Like many lice home remedies, there's no proven evidence of a clinical benefit.

Often, white vinegar is recommended—either straight up or diluted with water.

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