Do Lice Prefer a Specific Hair Color?

Do Lice Prefer a Specific Hair Color?

Head lice do not discriminate when it comes to choosing a host. Lice do not have a preference for any hair color, type, texture, or length. Wherever a louse can latch on is good enough for them. Head lice in blonde hair are the same as head lice in adults with color-treated hair. You need to separate the myths from the facts to deal with these bothersome pests. 

Lice are Harder to Spot in Blonde Hair

Head lice do not prefer any color, but they definitely should. Blonde hair is simply harder to find lice, but especially nits due to the similar color between them and the hair strands. The head lice are not necessarily a problem to find but eggs or nits are. Lice’s color can be dependent on where it is, some lice can be brownish on a blonde scalp and that is much easier to find. Nits, on the other hand, will just always be hard to find on a blonde head due to their size and white color. Thankfully, they do not prefer one hair color over another because if they did, the lice would be harder to remove in blonde-haired people.  

Lice in Dyed Hair

As already stated, head lice do not prefer any color of hair, so you do not have to worry about the new dye you picked up and how that might affect you. A question that has been brought up before is “Can hair dye kill lice?” The simple answer is yes, but it is not effective and is not a good method considering you need a specific type of dye. Any permanent hair dye may have ammonia in it. In nature, it is a corrosive chemical and that may be the reason it kills head lice. Some also contain hydrogen peroxide which might also be the reason why it kills them. This might seem great, but it does not kill the nits. The nits are enclosed in hard shells that protect against these chemicals, so unless you are trying to dye your hair every day (which is not good for your scalp or hair) you will have lice very soon after. To kill these pests, stick to Fresh Heads’ patented AirAlle treatment that uses heated air to get rid of lice and nits.

Fresh Heads Lice Removal in Orlando, FL.

If someone is infected with lice, do not be scared to seek professional help at Fresh Heads Lice Removal in Orlando, Fl. We have two other locations in Savannah, GA., and Jacksonville, FL. In the infrequent case the lice come back to you after treatment, we have a 45-day guarantee to retreat for free. If you or a loved one need any help make sure to contact us today

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!

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