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What is the Fastest Way to Get Rid of Head Lice?

What happens when you have an important event to attend and you discover that your child has head lice? Before you assume that everything has to be cancelled, rest assured that it’s possible to treat head lice overnight. Even kids are allowed to return to school after a head lice treatment because they are no longer considered contagious. 

Let’s look at some of the best ways to get rid of head lice fast and where you can find these products and services in a pinch. 

3 Fastest Ways to Get Rid of Lice 

My Hair Helpers is a leader in safe, effective, all-natural head lice removal services. We have three salons in southern California, a mobile lice removal service that will come to your home and proprietary products that are sold online. When it comes to tackling head lice, we’re the ones for the job!

Here are the three fastest ways to get rid of lice. 

1. Nitpicking and wet combing. 

We can’t stress enough how important this step is. In fact, it can even treat some mild lice infestations without having to do anything else! Wet combing can also prevent a new infestation from starting. 

The main purpose of wet combing is to pick out the eggs that weren’t eliminated during the lice treatment. Most head lice shampoos kill adult lice but they aren’t as effective against eggs. While many nits will die off on their own, it only takes a couple of them to start a new infestation. 

After a lice treatment, make sure you wet comb your child’s hair every few days for at least two weeks. This way, if you notice any lice, you can pull them out with a stainless steel lice eliminator comb. It’s safe, effective and can be done right after your child’s bath or shower. 

2. Use a head lice shampoo. 

Moderate to severe lice infestations usually require a head lice shampoo. We do not recommend using what’s in the drugstores because lice have grown resistant to many of these ingredients. Aside from that, these products typically contain harsh ingredients like insecticides and pesticides that can be harmful to a young child’s health. 

My Hair Helpers has a wide range of lice removal products, including our best selling Lice Removal Oil that suffocates lice with thick oil. Just one bottle can treat 3-4 family members. We recommend applying a second treatment to ensure that all lice and nits are gone.

3. Apply a lice repellent spray. 

Once your child has been treated with a head lice shampoo, you can go about your days as usual. Lice are nothing to be embarrassed about, so you should let the school nurse know as well as anyone else your child has been close to in the last few weeks. A head’s up is not to create panic but to let others know to keep a close eye. 

It’s helpful to apply a lice repellent to your child’s hair. My Hair Helpers has a mint repellent spray that smells wonderful and deters lice from settling into your child’s hair. Just a couple of spritzes before your child leaves the home provides extra protection. 

There you have it! These are three effective ways to get rid of lice fast. To shop for our products, visit our Amazon store or shop on our website. If you live locally, schedule an appointment with My Hair Helpers today! 

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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.