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Who is Most Vulnerable to Head Lice?

Head lice does not discriminate. Even though some parts of the world appear to have more head lice cases, this is deceiving. Usually, we see these outbreaks in lower income populations because of the barrier to proper head lice treatment. People who live in middle-and-upper class communities still get lice, but they tend to seek treatment right away, preventing its spread. 

Nevertheless, there are still some people who are more vulnerable to head lice than others. If you or your child is in one of these groups, rest assured that head lice is 100% treatable. My Hair Helpers offers head lice prevention and treatment products that are safe, effective and guaranteed to work. 

What Groups are at a Higher Risk for Head Lice? 

Below you’ll find the people who are at a higher risk for contracting head lice. 

  • Preschool and elementary-age children. Because preschool and elementary-age children spend a lot of time in close quarters, their risk for head lice is greater than for older kids. You’ll find these age groups playing together and sharing toys, increasing the opportunity for lice to spread. 
  • Kids in contact sports. Any type of contact sport – soccer, basketball, football – present chances for lice to spread from one person to another. Sharing towels, helmets and other sports gear can also increase the risk for sharing lice. 
  • Girls and women. Head lice tend to be more common in girls and women because they have longer hair. Short hair isn’t a guarantee you won’t get lice, however, as these pests can lay eggs on a ¼” of hair. 
  • Children in daycare. Daycares provide additional opportunities for lice to spread beyond a typical day in school. For example, daycare centers often have cots, pillows and blankets for naptime. Sharing these items can raise the risk for head lice. 

As you can see, living in a certain area or being of a certain socioeconomic status does not increase your chances for getting lice. Neither does being clean or dirty. Head lice can happen to anyone. The key is to treat it quickly and with the right products. 

What Can I Do About Head Lice? 

Thankfully, head lice are not a health hazard and do not transmit disease. However, they can be easily spread to other members in the household, so you want to deal with them aggressively. But, aggressive is not the same as harsh. We recommend avoiding the unnecessary use of toxins and chemicals, especially on growing children. 

At the same time, we also advise against using at-home remedies because they are not always effective, leading to wasted time, money and energy. Instead, it’s best to use an effective product made from natural ingredients. My Hair Helpers’ products use dimethicone, a safe skincare ingredient, as well as essential oils like peppermint. Our products work the first time around – guaranteed! If you’re not happy with your purchase, we’ll refund your money. 

The most important piece of advice we can give you is that head lice do not discriminate. Some populations are more vulnerable to them than others, but if you have hair, you can get lice. To schedule an appointment with our salon or mobile service, contact us today. Or shop on Amazon to have our products delivered to your doorstep. 

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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.