Can You Get Lice If You Wear A Head Scarf?

If you wear a head scarf, the last thing you’d expect is to find a creepy, crawly critter dangling from the strands of your hair, clinging on for dear life. But if that’s exactly what you’ve found, it’s understandable that you’re more confused than creeped out. After all, your head is covered at all times when you’re outside. There’s no way a critter could sneak in, especially when your hair is secured from all sides! If only it worked that way and life were easy. Unfortunately, lice are experts in finding different ways to sneak into their victims’ hair. Here are a few ways you’ve contracted head lice:

Lice Can Crawl Really Fast

While they’re not Usain Bolt, lice can crawl really fast. They can’t fly or jump. They don’t have wings. But what they do have are six legs that can help them quickly make their way to their next victim. This allows them to infest hair without being noticed. Secondly, lice can easily survive without human blood for 3 days. So, if you sat next to a lice victim, unknowingly, it’s possible that they crawled down the host’s head and climbed onto your clothes.

You Borrowed Hair Clips From Someone

In order to secure your scarf, you need safety pins or a hairclip. But there are times when you can’t find your own or you need to borrow one for whatever reason. If someone you’ve borrowed hairclips or pins from has lice, it’s possible that you contracted them from that person. You’re probably wondering how that’s possible because you would’ve seen the critter, right? The unfortunate truth is that nits can survive without their mothers for an entire day. So, if the person gave you a used pin, the nit probably latched onto the pin. When you used the pin, it instantly nestled onto your hair and scalp.

What Can You Do About It?

Lice aren’t easy to deal with but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything you can do about them. The first step is to get your head checked for lice. How severe is the problem? Do you have lice or do you only have nits? A lice clinic can help you find out. The next step is to get treated! Lice removal services not only provide natural treatments, they also use special combs made of high-quality materials. This guarantees complete removal of lice and nits from each strand of hair. Lice Troopers is one such service, providing effective and efficient lice removal services throughout Bay Harbor (Miami Beach). You can count on them for natural and reliable treatments! Feel free to call us at 800-403-5423 to book an appointment today!