Use an eye dropper to drop 2-3 drops of pure tea tree oil (per ounce of liquid) in a spray bottle full of water or detangler. Shake well. Spray on hair, rub in with your hands to distribute evenly, and style as usual.
Tea tree oil for prevention of head lice: this oil, also known as melaleuca oil, has antiseptic properties and has been traditionally used in many countries as a repellent against head lice. Just put 3 to 5 drops of essential oil on a nit comb and comb the hair, or put a few drops behind the ears or in the neck area.
Many people are thinking of using shampoos for head lice prevention.. You can use a tea tree oil shampoo, a lavender oil shampoo, or a coconut oil shampoo.
The researchers compared tea tree oil, lavender oil, peppermint, and DEET. On its own, tea tree oil was the most effective treatment tested. Tea tree oil and peppermint appeared to be most useful for repelling lice. Tea tree oil and lavender were also found to prevent some feeding by lice on treated skin.