Category Archives for Lice Treatment

Bald Men and Head Lice: Debunking Myths and Understanding Risks

When it comes to head lice, the popular perception is that these tiny critters have an affinity for lush, abundant hair. But what about bald people? Are they immune to the infestation that plagues so many heads? And do balding heads provide a less hospitable environment for these pests? This blog aims to shed light […]

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How Long After Treatment is Head Lice Spreadable?

No one enjoys having lice. One question many people have is how long head lice can be spread after treatment. How is Head Lice Spread? Before digging into how long lice can be spread after treatment, it is important to know how lice can be spread. For head lice to be spread from one person […]

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Why Do Head Lice Make You Itch?

Person itching their head from head lice

People are infested with lice, which are tiny insects that live on their scalps. They are brown or black, and their eggs are white. Lice feed on human blood, laying eggs on the hair shafts near the scalp. When the lice hatch, they crawl down to the scalp and start to feed. It is what […]

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Why Shaving Your Head Won’t Work to Get Rid of Head Lice

Person Shaving Their Head

Why Shaving Your Head Won’t Get Rid of Head Lice Lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp and lay eggs. They are a nuisance, but they are not dangerous. Many people believe that shaving their head will get rid of lice, but this is not true. Lice can survive without a host for […]

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Can African Americans Get Head Lice

Can African Americans Get Head Lice?   It has long been a myth that African Americans and those with similar hair textures can not get head lice. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. Those with natural hair can still get head lice the same as any other hair type. Let’s talk more about how African Americans can […]

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Do Hair Straighteners Kill Lice?

person using white straightener on red hair to kill head lice

There are lots of ideas on the internet on how to get rid of head lice at home. From mayonnaise hair masks to kerosene shampoo most of them don’t live up to the hype. We know that heat can be used to treat head lice but can you use a hair straightener to kill lice? […]

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Don’t Waste Your Pot of Gold on DIY Lice Treatments

Don’t Waste Your Pot of Gold on DIY Lice Treatments   It’s the time of year for leprechauns, rainbows, and pots of gold! We’re all excited to hunt for our pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but make sure you spend it wisely. Don’t waste your pot of gold on head lice […]

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What to Know About Lice Eggs

What to Know About Lice Eggs?   If you find yourself with head lice, it won’t be long before head lice eggs appear. Head lice eggs, or nits, are the beginning of the lice life cycle and hatch into young louse quickly. Knowing how to look for head lice eggs and how to get rid […]

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Does Bleaching Your Hair Kill Head Lice?

person mixing hair bleach in black bowl with wire wisk

It seems like a great idea at first. You’ve read the list of aggressive sounding chemicals on the back of the box, and you think to yourself ‘this has to work’. Unfortunately bleaching your hair just isn’t enough to take care of a head lice infestation.  Using Bleach to Kill Head Lice For years people […]

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At Halloween Head Lice Come Haunting

Its that time of year when ghouls come out to play and werewolves roam the night streets. Did you also know it’s prime time for head lice outbreaks? Here’s what every witch and Dracula should know to protect their little monsters this Halloween season. Tips for Staying Head Lice Free This Halloween: Beware of Sharing […]

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