Can African Americans Get Lice?

Can African Americans Get Lice?

Believe it or not, a common myth is that African Americans can’t get lice, however this is false. It’s always important to not panic when getting lice, and instead, doing what you can to take precautionary measures so that it does not spread and you can safely get rid of the lice. 

Can Black People Get Lice?

Yes, black people can get lice. It is found though that black people are less likely to get lice because lice have a harder time navigating coiled hair. Lice crawls around on the scalp and through the hair, when hair is coiled, it can make it difficult to contract lice. That being said, just because it is not as common, does not mean it can’t happen. It’s just as important to take all the steps necessary to avoid getting lice no matter your hair type.

Lice In Hair Types

When it comes to lice in hair types, it doesn’t really matter what kind of hair you have, the color of hair, the texture, or the length. Although, those with medium to long length hair, or straight hair are more susceptible to lice because it is easier for the lice to grab onto.  We are often asked if your hair being dirty or clean makes a difference.  Yes, it does but you may be surprised by the reason why.  Lice prefer clean hair over dirty hair as it makes it easier for them to attach. 

Precautions to Prevent Lice

There’s a few different precautionary steps you can take to help prevent getting lice. Although lice is only spread through head-to-head contact, these are still good ideas to keep in mind.

  • Avoid head-to-head contact
  • Do not share hair brushes
  • Wash bedding regularly 
  • Do not share headphones
  • Do not lie on couches or bedding if someone who has lice has lied on it

Fresh Heads in Jacksonville, FL

If you’re looking for a lice treatment center in Jacksonville, FL, Fresh Heads has got you covered. We also provide two other locations in Orlando, FL, and Savannah, GA. We offer our patented AirAlle device that distributes warm air onto the scalp without having to use harmful chemicals or toxins. We offer a one time treatment needed policy with a 45-day warranty and no follow-up needed. This is why we are the #1 choice for local families. Call us today to free your family from lice.

Schools Without Lice.

Schools Without Lice

At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States. We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources, and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!