Frequently Asked Questions About Lice
One of the only good things about lice is that they can’t live for more than 24 to 48 hours away from the human scalp. Because of their parasitic nature, you may not have to clean your home to get rid of them.
Your pets cannot catch lice from you or your kids or give lice to your family. This is because the lice that afflict us are only able to feed on humans.
The short answer here is no. Lice are physiologically adapted to live on the human head. Their legs are specialized for grasping human hair, and they feed off blood under our scalp.
The last thing you want after getting a lice treatment at our salon is to have the infestation recur. Using our Lice Lifters Solution at home for a few days after your treatment is insurance against this happening. Our solution will suffocate any live lice that hatched from any nits we may have missed during your treatment.
Thankfully, head lice are more of a nuisance than a danger since they do not spread disease.
Nits are tiny and oval in shape. They range from light tan to brown or black in color. You will find them attached to the base of hair follicles with a glue-like substance.
Since lice infestations are most common among children, you should have your kids wear their hair up or tie it back to reduce the chances of their hair touching that of an infested child. You should also use our Lice Lifters mint spray because lice hate the scent of mint.
Once laid, nits will hatch in about 7 to 10 days. They die if they fall off your head because they need the warm and moist environment on our scalp to incubate.
Direct head-to-head contact is the main culprit in how children catch lice. It’s also possible, although less likely, for them to catch them by wearing the headgear or using the hair accessories, such as combs or hairbrushes, of a person infested with lice.
Your child having difficulty sleeping can be one sign of head lice since they are most active at night. The presence of lice may also give them a feeling of something crawling on their head. Many will also have an allergic reaction to their bite, which will cause them to itch a lot.
Fortunately, lice cannot fly or jump. They lack the wings or strong hind legs that would make either of these things possible.
Many chemicals that kill lice are also toxic and are unhealthy if inhaled. Since lice can only live a maximum of 48 hours off the head, you shouldn’t risk it.
You have the option of putting such items in your dryer for 30 minutes on high heat to kill any lice present. Also, because they can’t live for over a couple days without a host, wrapping them in a sealed plastic bag for two days should kill any lice.
The lice that afflict us are only able to feed on us, and they’ve been with us since before recorded history.
Our Lice Lifters lice comb utilizes microgroove technology, which enables it to catch lice and nits that some others miss.
Unfortunately, the pesticides used in over-the-counter lice treatments have been used for so many years that most lice have grown immune to them. In contrast, our treatment at Lifter Lifters is highly effective at killing lice while being 100 percent safe for your family.
A single female louse can lay 10 nits each day for a total of 200 over their lifetime. Unless you have them removed by one of our kid-friendly certified lice technicians, most of them will hatch and eventually become an adult louse.
Head lice start as a nit and then become a nymph upon hatching. They then take about 7 to 10 days to grow into an adult louse.