Having facial hair is something that many men take pride in, but it also comes with a lot of upkeep. When it comes to maintaining a beard, going above and beyond to ensure it’s clean is essential. This includes watching out for lice. You don’t think about head lice living in areas other than the hair on your head. But have you ever wondered – can you get lice in your beard?
Can Lice Live in Beards?
You’ve probably heard the myth that lice can’t live anywhere other than near the scalp. While that’s where you’ll usually find nits (lice eggs), they can also spread to other places where hair grows or to other parts of your body. Beards are a place lice may choose as their home because it’s not a far journey from your scalp. However, it’s not necessarily their most common place to gravitate to.
So why might you find lice in your beard? To survive and reproduce, lice only need a small amount of hair. Specifically, less than half an inch is all they require. They don’t need much besides hair and human blood; if they can’t get to the hair on your head, they’ll settle for anything close to it where they can get the nutrients they need. You’ll know they’re there if you feel an itching sensation and all the same symptoms as traditional head lice.
How Do You Treat Lice in Beards?
If you’ve discovered nits in your beard, chances are they’re in your hair, too. The first step in treating lice in this area is to thoroughly check all over your body to determine exactly where their eggs are. It’s also essential to figure out what type of lice you’re dealing with.
After that, treating beard lice is essentially the same as treating head lice. It is best to seek professional help. Here at Fresh Heads we have several treatments offered at all of our locations. Whatever you do, do not shave your beard. If lice end up in your beard, the length of your beard doesn’t matter, so shaving off your beard won’t do you any good – which can be a relief if that’s not an option for you.
Lice Treatment in Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, and Savannah, GA
Are you dealing with lice in your beard? If so, the Fresh Heads Lice Removal team can help. We offer the longest warranty in the lice removal industry, with a 45-day re-treatment policy, because we understand what it’s like to deal with a recurring lice problem. To make treatment more feasible for you, all our procedures are under 90 minutes.
Schools Without Lice
At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to eliminate 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!
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!