Undiluted neem oil for head lice--now what?
After 2 Nix treatments and countless hours of combing with lice combs, she had discovered a live bug this morning in her hair. So I switched to neem oil.
I just applied undiluted neem oil directly onto my 15 year old daughter's scalp to treat head lice. We left the oil in her hair for more than an hour, then she shampooed her hair.
To say that it stinks is a huge understatement. I nearly threw-up, and our bathroom is nearly uninhabitable. I combed thoroughly and found maybe one tiny dead louse.
The problem now is how to get her hair to stop smelling and being so oily. At first she didn't use any conditioner because I figured her hair was oily enough. Then I read here somewhere that a regular conditioner with other good-smelling oils would be good.
My poor daughter has to return to boarding school, which, of course, is where she picked the lice up. Help! She can't go out in public, looking and smelling as she does now!