Is It Really True That Hair Dye Can Get Rid of Lice?

The short answer is no. Sure, hair dyes do contain a lot of strong chemicals and are known to be toxic, even causing harm to your hair. You’d justifiably assume that they’d work quite effectively in killing parasites off your scalp as well. However, the truth of the matter is that while the dye may do its job in killing off these small bugs, it can’t do much else. In fact, using dye may just end up causing even more trouble!

Here’s what happens…

When you color your hair, the toxic ingredients used in the dye smother the lice. So when you wash the dye off, you wash away a lot of dead lice as well. Nevertheless, with this trick, there is no guarantee that you will be immune to a lice reinfestation because the dye does nothing to the nits. Nits are lice eggs which are glued to the base of your hair follicles. The shell of these lice eggs protects them from chemicals or products that you may use. So, even when you dye your hair and get rid of the lice, the nits remain unharmed. And that just leads to more lice! In addition, when you dye your hair, your scalp becomes more sensitive as well. When the nits hatch and start feeding, and you start scratching your scalp, this causes abrasions on the skin, which leads to infection.

So What Should You Do?

Firstly, check and make sure that you actually have lice. Dandruff, skin sensitivity and a dirty scalp are just the basic causes of itchiness and a flaky scalp. But if you are certain that you have lice, our recommendation would be to go to a lice clinic straightaway! Lice Troopers offers anti-lice treatment that’s not only effective but affordable. Not to mention that our lice treatment utilizes natural ingredients which means there’s little chance of any ingredient reacting to your skin. There’s nothing to worry about! All you need to do is book an appointment. Lastly, we will caution you to refrain from using any home remedies or over-the-counter treatments to get rid of lice yourself. These tricks are ineffective and can often cause bigger problems for your scalp if you’re not careful. No matter how intense your lice infestation may be, you have nothing to be ashamed of. Just come to our lice clinic Coral Gables and we’ll take care of the rest!