Can African Americans Get Head Lice?

African American scratching head wondering if they can 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 get…

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Does Peppermint Oil Kill or Prevent Lice?

bottles of peppermint oil to help kill or prevent head lice

In most homes where lice have dominated, people want to know what can kill or prevent the lice from infesting their area. Unfortunately, killing lice can be challenging despite employing chemical and mechanical technologies. However, Peppermint oil can be a great deal in preventing a lice infestation. Can Peppermint Oil Prevent Lice? Peppermint oil is…

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What Blood Types Affect Lice The Most?

Head lice are little insects that mainly feed on human blood. In your home, you might have seen someone being infected by the lice while others are not. The only question that comes to mind during those situations is, do lice prefer a certain blood type? What Blood Type will Lice Prefer? Many people who…

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Do Hair Straighteners Kill Lice?

using a 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

pot of gold spilt on a bed of green packaging

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 treatments that don’t work like over the counter and DIY lice…

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Your Head Lice Questions Answered

Your Head Lice Questions Answered Head lice have been plaguing society since ancient times. Yet we still have so many questions when we find ourselves faced with an actual infestation. That’s why our local lice experts are here to answer all of our most asked lice questions.  Why don’t over the counter products work? Over…

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What Happens if you leave lice untreated?

Lice infestation in hair

Most of us can’t imagine having lice any longer than it takes to treat, but we’ve all heard horror stories about untreated head lice. Leaving head lice untreated can have some serious consequences. Health Implications Not treating head lice promptly can have many side effects beyond the itching. Lice survive by feeding off blood through…

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When Should You Go to a Lice Removal Clinic

Woman combing for headlice

When to Go to a Lice Removal Clinic Head lice can be a nuisance to tackle alone. Luckily there are head lice professionals out there that can help make the removal process easier. The question is at what point should you seek a professional’s help?  When to Go to a Lice Removal Clinic Head lice…

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What to Know About Lice Eggs

head lice egg or nit on a strand of hair

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 of…

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Post Holiday Head Lice Increase

Holiday lights

Post Holiday Head Lice Increase The time from Thanksgiving to New Years is a busy time filled with shopping, gatherings, and more. After the holidays, everything else seems to begin catching up to us. This included illness and of course head lice. All of the holiday gatherings can be the perfect place for colds and…

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