head lice check

Top 5 Things You Need for a Head Lice Check

Checking your child for head lice is one of the best things you can do to prevent a full infestation that spreads to other members in the home. By checking your child’s head, you can identify the signs of lice early on. An individual louse can be removed with a lice comb, while multiple lice may need treatment. Either way, you’re catching the problem early and preventing it from causing more headache. 

When you check your child for head lice, here are five important things to have on hand. It’s worth keeping these items in a dedicated container so that you have everything you need within reach! 

1. Lice Comb 

Choose a high quality lice comb that features long, micro-grooved teeth. My Hair Helpers has a stainless steel Lice Eliminator Comb that drags out lice and nits! It features steel teeth and anti-slip bands that hold your grip, even on thick hair. In one comb, you can pull out lice and nits and destroy them! You can even use our combs between family members – just be sure to sanitize them if someone does have lice! 

2. Flashlight 

Lice are small – about the size of a sesame seed. They can be difficult to see, especially when you’re not looking for them. This is why you’ll want to have a flashlight on hand when combing through your child’s hair. Also choose a well-lit room in the home. Nits can actually be easier to find, even though they are smaller, because they tend to move around a lot. 

3. Detangler Spray 

Your child’s hair should be wet when you comb through it, as this makes it easier to find lice and nits. To make your child’s hair smoother and easier to comb through, we recommend using a conditioner or detangler. This will also help keep the lice at bay. And, when you choose My Mint Detangler from My Hair Helpers, you get an added bonus: the ability to repel lice! 

4. Magnifying Glass

Since head lice can be difficult to see, even with a flashlight, we also recommend having a magnifying glass on hand. Lice can move quickly, and nits are extremely small, so a magnifying glass can make them easier to see. Plus, if you notice something on your child’s head but you’re not sure what, a magnifying glass can rule out things like hairspray residue, dandruff and some skin infections. 

5. Toy or Book for Distraction 

The better your child sits for their head check, the faster you can get it done. It helps to have a small toy or book on hand to distract your child while you’re checking their hair. You can give them a phone or tablet to play a game on, or purchase special items that they get to use during their head lice checks only. 

These five things will help make your head lice checks a breeze! If you do find head lice, count on My Hair Helpers for safe, effective removal and prevention products. You can find them on our website or on Amazon, both at great prices and with fast shipping! 

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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.


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.


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.


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