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Will Head Lice Eventually Leave? How Long can an Infestation Last?

Will Head Lice Eventually Leave? How Long can an Infestation Last?

Will Head Lice Eventually Leave? How Long can an Infestation Last?

 

As time passes an infestation will only worsen.
As time passes an infestation will only grow and become more difficult to treat.

The typical head lice case we see at Head Hunters is a 3-6-week infestation, but we often treat shorter cases as well. Because most people treat lice immediately upon discovering it, this often leaves clients wondering what would have happened if...

How to Remove Head Lice From Hair with Extensions and Dreadlocks

How to Remove Head Lice From Hair with Extensions and Dreadlocks

Woman having hair extensions put into her hair.
Hair extensions are attached near the root of the hair and must be properly removed before treatment for lice can begin. A lice comb cannot go through the hair properly and pesticide treatments could react with the bonding agent.

Head lice and hair extensions are two things you do not want to hear in the same sentence. It is already expensive to get the extensions put in and to hear that you have...

Thick / Curly Hair Care Tips

Thick / Curly Hair Care Tips

Thick / Curly Hair Tips

After being a Lice Technician for 2 years, I’ve seen it all when it comes to hair types. One common problem I come across is many parents have trouble with their children that have thick, curly hair. It can often be difficult to de-tangle without tears being shed, and can easily become dried out and unmanageable. Being the only person in family with this hair type I too...

What should a Hair Stylist do if they find Head Lice?

What should a Hair Stylist do if they find Head Lice?

Lice can be an embarrassing issue for many people, especially when it is discovered in a public setting. Discovering lice at your local hair salon could easily end the relationship between a regular client and their stylist due to embarrassment. To prevent this, the stylist should remain calm and collected so the client is comfortable with returning after the lice are removed.

The first step to...

How did my Child get Head Lice?

How did my Child get Head Lice?

How did my Child get Head Lice?

Head lice spreads through head to head contact 99% of the time.
Children have many instances of head to head contact on a daily basis that they may not even notice. Children often lack the concept of “personal space”.

Did you know head lice can reach any family regardless of cleanliness, social status or personal hygiene? Despite the fact anyone can get head lice, they seem to still have a strong social stigma associated with...

Lice in the Modern Age: How Tech Spreads Head Lice

Lice in the Modern Age: How Tech Spreads Head Lice

With the increase in technology, The Head Lice Specialist has seen an increase in the number of cases of head lice. Since head lice transfer from head to head contact, they are finding ample opportunity to transfer more easily with technological advances. Take note and watch your children when they are playing with their smart devises. You will be amazed at how much head to head contact you see!