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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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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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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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

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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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Thankful for Our Head Lice Professionals

Woman combing for headlice

Thankful for Our Head Lice Professionals The Thanksgiving season is a time to be thankful for those around you and all of our blessings. At Heartland Healthy Heads we’d like to say a huge thank you to our head lice technicians. We are forever thankful for our head lice professionals that keep our communities lice…

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Holiday Head Lice Headache

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Holiday Head Lice Headache The holiday season is fast approaching, a joyful and fun time of year. Head lice can take that joyful time and turn it into a mess of a headache. We don’t want you to spend the holidays battling head lice and missing out on the fun. Our holiday head lice tips…

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What Does Head Lice Look Like?

adult louse holding on to strands of hair

Checking for head lice can be a tough task. If you think you or someone in your home has head lice, knowing what to look for can make all the difference. If your head begins to itch it can be beneficial to know if lice or another problem. Let’s go over what head lice look…

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Can You Get Head Lice if You’re Bald?

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No hair should mean no head lice right? Head lice are extremely small, only 2-3 mm. Lice lay their eggs at the base of the hair follicle as close to the scalp as possible. The adult lice spend their time hanging out feeding off the scalp. Without hair, you would think no head lice could…

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