When someone told me that Vaseline is a great way to suffocate lice, I decided to try it on my daughter’s hair. We were constantly trying to fight lice with different shampoos, but nothing seemed to work.
What that person forgot to mention, however, is that Vaseline or petroleum jelly is water insoluble – this means it is really tough to wash off from hair, even with any kind of shampoo or soap.
But don’t panic! After making a few frantic calls to the dermatologist’s office, I was able to learn how to get Vaseline out of hair in 5 easy steps.