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5 Common Mistakes with Head Lice Treatments

It’s easy to make mistakes with head lice. Why? The main reason is because there is a lot of misinformation out there about identifying, treating and preventing head lice. In this post, we’re going to cover five common mistakes that people make when dealing with head lice. After reading this, you’ll be a pro at handling these tiny parasites with ease! Trust us – it’s better for you and your family not to freak out. While annoying, lice are not harmful and they are 100% treatable. 

Mistake #1. Not Checking the Whole Household 

When someone in your household has lice or has been exposed to lice, you’ll want to check everyone in the family – including the adults. Don’t just do a quick peek, either. Be sure to use a lice comb like this one from My Hair Helpers. It gets close to the scalp and can identify and pick out lice. 

Mistake #2. Focusing Your Energy on Household Cleaning 

Many people are tempted to rip apart their home after learning about lice, but this isn’t necessary. In fact, you don’t have to clean much at all! Lice are parasitic bugs that live in the hair and not off your scalp. They can barely go a day without a human host. You’re better off using your energy to give each family member a good combing with My Hair Helpers’ products. Having a clean home is nice, but it doesn’t really make a difference for lice. 

Mistake #3. Missing Your Follow-up Visit or Not Doing a Second Treatment 

The cycle of lice must be broken, and if an egg is missed, it will hatch and start the whole cycle over. Unfortunately, lice eggs are very hard to remove and can be missed during the initial treatment. This is why we always recommend a follow-up visit or second application to eliminate any remaining lice. 

Mistake #4. Not Using the Right Products 

Not all head lice treatments are the same. For example, lice are often immune to the ingredients in over-the-counter products. They also tend to contain harsh pesticides and toxins that young children do not need. The better option is to order My Hair Helpers’ products online or schedule an appointment at one of our three salons in Southern California. 

Mistake #5. Not Telling Anyone 

We get it. Having lice is embarrassing. But it shouldn’t be. Lice can affect anyone – they have nothing to do with being dirty. By not telling anyone that your child has lice, they can spread it to others, and these children can give it back to them. In reality, head lice are as common as colds. Do yourself and others a favor and let people know about the lice. This way, everyone can take the proper precautions. 

My Hair Helpers is here to help! Don’t hesitate to call us for an appointment, professional advice or product recommendations. We have three salons in Thousand Oaks, Downey and Redondo Beach. We are open under precautions and by appointment only.

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FAQ's

WHAT ARE HEAD LICE?

Head lice are tiny six-legged insects that are blood-sucking parasites. They live on the scalp of humans. Head lice are the little and wingless insects with a size of sesame seeds that make their home on the human head and spread diseases by sucking the blood from the scalp. Infections and diseases caused by head lice are generally faced by on-going school students and their family members as the head of students come in contact with the head of other students. Contact My Hair Helpers to guaranteed head lice removal services. We are professional head lice removal experts known for our best service and customer support.

WHERE DO HEAD LICE COME FROM?

The evidence for head lice goes back many centuries. Lice was named as the third plague in the Old Testament of the Bible. The shell casings for lice have been found on Egyptian mummies. Live Lice on the head and their eggs can be killed by opting for different lice treatments that are available in different forms such as lotions, shampoos, and creams and these can be used at home without any hassle. It is necessary for the women who are pregnant or breastfeed their babies to take suggestions from a renowned doctor about the risk-free products.

HOW DO WE GET LICE?

In the majority of cases, head lice is passed with head to head contact. A smaller number of cases are passed through brushes and combs and sharing hats. Lice don’t like to leave their food supply unless a warm head is waiting for them.

DOES GETTING HEAD LICE MEAN I’M DIRTY?

Head lice actually prefer clean hair! It’s more difficult for them to lay eggs on greasy or dirty hair.