The Aftermath — Preventing a Head Lice Re-Infestation

Head lice are a nuisance on their own, and the last thing you want after getting rid of them is to get them again! Because let’s get real, combing out the nits, applying effective lice treatments, and washing all your infested bedding wasn’t an easy job. Some of the main reasons for your head lice re-infestation could be that you used an ineffective and lesser quality lice treatment, or that you came in direct head-to-head contact with someone who had head lice. Below, we will discuss how you can prevent a head lice re-infestation:

Wash everything diligently

The first thing you need to do to prevent a head lice re-infestation is to machine wash and dry all clothing, bed linens, and other things that you wore when you had head lice. This also applies if someone else you know used these items. Use hot water and high heat your drying cycle. Moreover, soak any combs or brushes you may have used in hot water for at least 5 to 10 minutes. Vacuum all the flooring and furniture as well, which you or another infested person got into contact with, but make sure you don’t use any fumigant sprays as these can be extremely toxic for your skin. Wash everything diligently


It’s wholly possible that some of your head lice didn’t die the last time you got treated. This is especially true if your head lice treatment was ineffective or you didn’t follow through properly. Re-treatment should be done to kill any hatched lice so that they don’t produce more eggs. It is recommended that you retreat your hair every 7 to 9 days regularly after your first treatment is done.

Comb regularly

After every treatment, make sure you check your hair and comb through it thoroughly using a nit comb to eliminate any nits. Doing this every few days might reduce the chances of re-infestation. Moreover, make it a point to check regularly every 2 or 3 weeks to ensure each and every lice and nit is gone. Lice Troopers offers lice removal services in Pembroke and Hollywood. Our certified lice specialists will ensure you don’t suffer from a lice re-infestation and will help you get rid of them once and for all! For more information, call us now at 800-403-5423!