What You Need To Know About Head Lice

Head lice feed on human blood and cannot survive away from a human scalp. Head lice cannot jump or fly.

That is why you need hair to hair contact for head lice to spread, and that is why you should concentrate on multiple checks and applications to eliminate head lice (as they cannot survive for long on sheets, hats or hair brushes).

The female louse lays approximately 100 eggs in 30 days. Eggs are laid close to the scalp, and vary in color (white eggs are dead eggs, brown ones are alive). Once laid, eggs hatch in 7/8 days. It is extremely difficult to control head lice with only one application.

Whatever checks you make you should always repeat your investigation and application 7 to 10 after the first application. If you do not do so, the eggs unhatched and unaffected by the first application will hatch and become live lice. These live lice will then reproduce and lay eggs again. Remember, it is not enough to apply any product once only.

Live lice and eggs can be easily detected at close examination.

If you suspect that your child has head lice, or any time there is a head lice infestation at school or day care, you should check your child’s head. You should be able to see actual live lice on the scalp and on the hair, and small white specks glued to the hair shaft (these are empty eggs).

Using Comb And Conditioner To Detect Head Lice

The best way to check your child for presence of head lice or eggs is to use a thick conditioner (to lubricate the movement of the comb through the hair) and a fine toothed stainless steel head lice comb. You will be able to see both head lice and eggs on the combings.

You should use the comb and conditioner method in between first and second applications of Lice Blaster Head Lice Lotion to help remove eggs and lice that may have hatched in the meantime.