“I Was Around Someone With Lice!” What You Should Do

First and foremost, understand that if you have hair on your head, you’re gonna get lice, and that no shampoo, hairspray or gel will work to deter lice. Most cases of lice infestation occur because of head-to-head contact or hair-to-hair contact. This could either happen through hugs, taking selfies, sharing a hairbrush or comb or by sharing pillows. Anytime your head touches something that was used by the infested person, you will get lice. Now, while it’s quite unrealistic to just stop such basic human contact, if your hair have indeed become infested with lice, here’s what you need to do.

Damage Control – What to Do if You Have Lice

The best offense is a good defense. Start by following the tips below:

Do regular head checks. Use a nit comb to determine whether you really have lice.

Target the more common areas i.e. behind the ears, at the base of your neck etc.

Put your hair up into a bun, a ponytail or a braid.

Keep your brushes, helmets and hats, any headgear you wear separate from those around you.

DO NOT USE over-the-counter products for lice removal.  They are ineffective and can also be harmful.

Communicate with the people around you that you have lice so there’s no fear of further infestation.

Wash the clothes you wore when you met the person who has lice in warm water.

Learn about Lice

Typically, lice are only contagious if there is a fertilized female louse present in the other person’s hair. If you get infested by that louse, you might not be able to get rid of your lice problem that easily. Even if you remove the adult lice; you might leave some tiny eggs behind which would hatch and you’d do the whole process all over again. The best way to make sure that all the lice are removed is by going to a professional who knows how to get rid of lice effectively.

How We Can Help!

Aside from offering professional lice removal services, we offer important information and advice on lice and pesticide free lice treatments. Visit our head lice removal salon in Hollywood in South Florida among other locations to keep a check on the health of your scalp and locks. Contact our Hollywood treatment center at 754-206-6290.