Reasons Your Head Lice Keep Returning

You’ve applied the latest over the counter medication to your scalp and that of your child thinking that’s it. You’ll just wait and presto. Your lice problem will be solved and for a time it is. Then months, weeks or even days later those nits and adult lice return taking up residence in your and your child’s scalp. This scenario is commonly brought to us by people who visit us for the first time. They ask can lice really be gotten rid of – permanently? Well, we can tell you that the answer is yes. If you are someone who has gone through the above scenario we would like to suggest 4 reasons your head lice may be returning.

  • The lice treatment you used didn’t work: Pretty simple reason. Isn’t it? You’ve heard us talk in the past how about how some lice have developed a resistance against many over-the-counter treatments. These treatments may kill some of the adults and their nits, but they can’t kill them all especially given how prolific lice are. (A female adult can lay up to eight eggs a day! Multiply that times the many female lice that may be left in your head after treatment.)
  • Someone else gave lice back to you: You can’t always control the habits of those around you or your environment. You may rid yourself of lice only to have them return after you or your child comes into contact with someone who has lice. As a rule, avoid head-to-head contact with others, don’t share head wear, don’t share towels, etc.
  • You just didn’t get them all: For the amateur, finding nits in the hair can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Leaving just a few nits behind can lead to their lice cycle beginning over again. At My Hair Helpers, we specialize in lice removal in Thousand Oaks that includes removal of all nits and adults from your hair with our natural head lice products
  • You didn’t check everyone in the house: If one member of your household has lice chances are others do as well. If lice appear in your child’s head have every member of the home inspected.

There you have it. Those are the key reasons lice can seem to disappear and then suddenly show up again. We have several lines of attack against lice and their nits. We have our salon you can visit. We make school visits via our mobile van. We also have a kit for those who prefer the DIY solution. Either way, our products are effective at ridding you and your family of nits providing you with a safeguard against re-infestation.

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