Types of Hair Most Likely to Get Head Lice

The moment you get lice, or someone around you does, is a moment followed by panic. Following panic is a lot of contemplation. Did you get lice because you didn’t take a shower? Or was it because you have that hard-to-tame hair? Your concern is really you guilt-tripping yourself, because since middle school, you’ve heard a number of myths and misconceptions about lice. For today’s lice lesson, and to help you ease your concerns, we’ll delve into the types of hair more likely to get lice. These are…

Hair that comes in direct contact with lice-infested hair

Lice cannot jump nor fly; the only way these pests move about is by crawling. This is why head-to-head contact is the leading cause of lice infestation. This is also why kids and group selfie-takers are the primary victims of lice infestations.

Hair that comes in direct contact with lice-infested items

Things like hair brushes/combs, hats and scarves, which are used on or in close proximity to hair, may contain head lice. Although lice cannot survive for more 1-2 days outside human hair, that’s time enough for these pests to move from their original host’s belongings to the next unsuspecting person who uses these. Other items possibly containing lice include pillows, towels, wigs, stuffed toys and more.

Hair of a living human being

Lice need blood to survive, so it goes without saying that you need to be alive and have a healthy blood supply to the scalp, and you’re a viable candidate for a lice infestation. We bet you thought this was going to go differently, huh? It’s not uncommon for people to believe that messy, curly or dirty hair is more susceptible to lice infestations. It’s the reason why most people don’t talk about lice as much as lice should be talked about, out of the fear of being judged. The bottom line is any one with hair is a candidate for head lice. The type of hair simply dictates how easy (or not easy) it is to spot lice and how much time it takes to treat lice. If you are one of the millions of people suffering from lice infestations, give us a call at 800-403-5423 to make an appointment at our head lice removal salon near you, or call us at your home to help you get rid of head lice.