Frequently Asked Questions About Head Lice Removal

Head Lice Removal

What are head lice?


Head lice are tiny insects that live on the human scalp and feed on human blood. Lice can be seen on the scalp when combing through the hair. Lice are roughly the size of a sesame seed. Dandruff will appear on the scalp during a lice infestation but this is actually the used egg of the louse.

It is important to treat lice as soon as possible as the lice on your scalp will continue to lay eggs and reproduce. Head lice are found worldwide and is one of the most common children's diseases, second only to a common cold.
Head lice under a microscope




What do head lice look like?


Head lice are small (they look like dandruff on dark hair). They're usually white and yellowish and hard to notice, especially on light color hair.
Hair lice in hair before treatment




Lice do not jump nor do they fly, so how can they be so contagious?


Head lice have nothing to do with hygiene. Children are most susceptible to head lice merely because of their life style. With many children at school and on the playground, they are constantly and unknowingly rubbing heads and infecting each other with head lice. Head lice effortlessly crawls or falls off from one head to another. Sharing hats, brushes is another common way to transfer head lice.

Adults are not immune to head lice as they are just as easily effected but their life styles don't usually rub heads with other adults on a constant basis. Adults normally get head lice from their own children. Head lice can also survive outside the head and without human blood for at least five days.

Close contact with other children can spread lice




Can animals and pets get infested with head lice?


Head lice are specific to humans, they will not bite or feed on your pets. However, pets can be carriers of lice.




Why does head lice itch so much?


Head lice feed on human blood and fluids. They bite your skin to feed and that's what causes itching - typically around the ears and back of the neck. Head lice is similar to that of a tick or mosquito, where they fill their flat bodies with your blood and become bloated. Scratching the itch doesn't kill head lice and can result in skin infections.




How do we get rid of head lice?


Nits are attached to hair using a glue-like substance, which makes them impossible to remove using regular shampoos and combs. Even though a number of off-the-shelf products are available for home remedy - it is highly recommended to let professionals handle treatment and removal, since missing even a single nit can result in re-infestation.

A number of home remedies and off-the-shelf products do exist but have a typical rate of failure. It's important to launder as many material-based items in the house after lice removal treatment to prevent re-infestation.




Can lice continue to live in my house or on my clothes?


Head lice don't survive outside of humans for more than 5 days. However, they can hide in clothes and linen. It's important to launder as many material-based items in the house after lice removal treatment to prevent reinfestation. Hair Wizards professionals will instruct you on best practices available, to avoid future problems if possible.




Whats is the difference between Hair Wizards Treatment and an off the shelf product?


Even though a number of off-the-shelf products are available for home remedy - it is highly recommended to let professionals handle treatment and removal, since missing even a single nit can result in reinfestation. These products are can also be dangerous to your health and even result in burning the scalp.

Hair Wizards Salon specializes in utilizing the latest eco-friendly, non-toxic and 100% safe organic products, utilizing highly skilled professionals, concentrating on a single task - fast, safe & complete removal of head lice infestations, backing it up with 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.






Still have questions about head lice or lice removal/treatment? Ask an expert! Give us a call and we will be glad to help.

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