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Can I Get Rid of Lice Overnight?

Treatment is always recommended for active lice infestations. These stubborn pests do not go away on their own, so the first step is to choose a treatment product that you feel good about. Once you apply the treatment, your child can return to school, daycare or camp the following day. Sounds easy enough, right? 

Unfortunately, lice are becoming more resistant to the ingredients found in over-the-counter products, and not all treatment solutions are created equal. So if you really want to get rid of lice overnight, you’ll want to follow each step carefully. 

Start with the Right Treatment 

When choosing a head lice treatment, you have three main options: over-the-counter products, at-home remedies and a professional salon. Here are a few things you should know about each one: 

  • OTC products. Lice are growing more resistant to the ingredients used in these products. Plus, many of these products contain harsh ingredients like permethrin, exposing your child to unnecessary chemicals. Even though they’re available in a pinch, they’re not the best option.
  • At-home remedies. At-home remedies involve suffocating the lice with oils, mayonnaise or vinegar. These remedies deliver inconsistent results and often don’t work. They’re also messy and time consuming.
  • Professional head lice salons. Head lice salons like My Hair Helpers have a team of lice experts. We use our own proprietary products to treat lice infestations. In a single visit, your child will receive a safe treatment (no harsh chemicals) that’s guaranteed to work. 

Follow the Instructions 

Always follow the instructions on the head lice treatment product. You can purchase My Hair Helpers’ head lice treatment solutions on Amazon and they will be delivered to your door the next day! We recommend two treatments for the best results, as some nits survive the first treatment. 

If you do choose an OTC product, be sure to follow the directions as well. We encourage you to read through the ingredients so that you know what you are putting on your child. Because many at-home remedies are ineffective, you might have to do these several times before you see a decrease in lice. 

Check Your Child’s Hair 

Aside from applying a second treatment, one of the best ways to ensure the infestation is truly gone is by combing through your child’s hair with a nit comb. These combs are able to get close to the scalp to pick out any remaining lice or nits. Do this every 3-4 days for two weeks. If your child is in school or daycare, wet combing is something you should do once a week to keep on top of new infestations. 

In a nutshell, it’s possible to get rid of lice overnight. Once you apply a treatment, your child is safe to return to school or daycare. For the best results, choose a reliable product that’s safe and has a proven track record. My Hair Helpers has three lice salons in Southern California, an on-site mobile service and an Amazon store. Count on us for effective, overnight treatment that kicks lice to the curb!

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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.