There is a lot of misinformation about whether head lice prefer clean or dirty hair. While many people believe that lice like clean hair, there is no evidence to back up this theory. The truth is that lice do not live long off a head. That means it is important to treat the hair and scalp first to eliminate the lice.
Head lice are tiny bugs that live on the scalp. Their eggshells are oval in shape, and are yellowish-white or opalescent. They are very strong at attaching to the hair shaft. It is best to use a special nit comb to remove them. If you can’t find any lice on the first try, you can use a magnifying glass to locate the lice that are still attached to the hair.
If you’re worried that your child may have head lice, don’t panic. There are ways to distract them while you’re combing their hair. You can also build combing into their routine. A fun and creative way to involve children in the process of getting rid of lice is to use a magnifying glass to examine the dead lice.
Another way to prevent lice from spreading is by avoiding contact with the heads of infested people. It is also important to keep your hair clean. You can do this by avoiding head-to-head contact and by washing your clothes and bed linens. You should also avoid using fumigants sprays as they can be toxic if inhaled. The chemicals can also be absorbed through the skin.