3. Garlic can work, too
Garlic isn’t just for cooking; it’s also a great home remedy for head lice. It has antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties, which can help keep lice. Garlic is also one of the most effective treatments for bacteria that are resistant to drugs. Plus, the strong fragrance that garlic emits alone can kill off those obnoxious parasites. To use garlic for a head lice remedy, grind 10 gloves into a paste and mix together with a few tablespoons of lime juice. Liberally apply the mixture to your scalp and through your hair. Let it sit for 30 minutes, rinse clean, and run a fine-tooth comb through your hair.