Help I have Head Lice…What Do I Do Now
Help! I have Head Lice!
What do I do now?
First and foremost, stay calm!
Understand that head lice are greatly misunderstood. Head lice cannot hurt you. They don’t carry infectious diseases. More than anything, head lice are a nuisance! Head lice are not caused by poor hygiene; lice actually LOVE clean hair! Head lice need blood to survive and will only live 24-36 hours off the hair. Eggs will not hatch off the head and will not survive in your home environment, so no need to crazy on disinfecting your home!
Next, make a decision: will you try to remove all nits and lice yourself, or call a professional?
The following points are important to know in either case:
- When choosing a lice removal product, you should be aware that natural lice products are proven to be more effective than the OTC pesticides you find at the drug store.
- Natural lice products can be bought through a professional, online or beauty supply stores. Call us for purchase info…
- Make sure you buy a “spiral toothed comb”. This is the most effective comb to remove nits or eggs out.
Important Points to Remember:
- Everyone in the home must be checked for evidence of lice, including the person removing the lice! Most mothers that come in contact with their children get head lice.