Using a hair straightener to get rid of head lice is not a good idea. A hair straightener can cause damage to your hair and scalp. It can kill adult lice and their nits, but it will not kill the nits that live on your scalp. Those nits can hatch into new lice. This means that lice that have survived the heat of a straightener will continue to live in your hair and continue the cycle.
One thing to keep in mind when using a straightener to kill head lice is that you should not use the straightener directly on your head. You can damage your hair by burning it and may not be able to locate the lice. Another disadvantage of using a straightener is that you can’t get to the scalp with the straightener, which can lead to burns on your head.
It’s also important to know that head lice are very fast and that flat irons cannot catch them. They live on your scalp and feed on blood. Their eggs, called nits, stick to hair strands and make it harder for you to remove them. They don’t look good if the lice are dead.
It is important to remember that lice and their eggs are attached to the hair shaft by glue. Without the proper treatment, these tiny nits are not going to fall off your hair. If you can remove the nits, you can use the straightener to kill the lice.