Does Heat From Hair Straighteners Remove Lice? The Myths Behind The Heat

Does Heat From Hair Straighteners Remove Lice? The Myths Behind The Heat

The Myth About Lice

There are many misconceptions about how lice is spread. These lice myths continue to cause widespread fear among people. One of the most common lice myths is lice prefer dirty hair, which is false. In actuality, lice does not signify poor hygiene. They can settle in freshly cleaned hair as well as dirty. 

What about the myth that heat from a hair straighter kills lice? What about other heat sources? We answer the myths below, however you can always visit one of our locations for more answers, especially if you suspect you have lice.

Does Heat Kill Lice?

The answer is yes, heat kills lice and is one way to get rid of lice without using harmful chemicals. However, using a household hair dryer may not be the answer. The heat from a hair dryer will be too hot and you run the risk of causing damage to your scalp with the constant flow of hot air. Fresh Heads Lice Removal uses heat to treat lice, but in a safe and controlled environment. The revolutionary AirAllé™ is designed to blow warm air through its applicator along with scalp and hair at a higher flow but with a much cooler temperature than a hairdryer. This creates a dry environment that kills all the lice and nits, so only one treatment is needed.

Will a Hair Straightener Kill Lice?

A hair straightener is a heated device, but can it kill lice? There is a possibility that the straightener could kill the lice, but since lice are quick and mobile it will not succeed in reaching each one. A hair straightener could also possibly kill the lice eggs, but the heat may not be able to penetrate all the eggs, allowing the hatching of lice in about a week. Using a hair straightener is not a recommended method of lice removal and you could severely damage your hair if your heat is too high. 

Book An Appointment With Fresh Heads in Jacksonville, FL

At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, we can help you get rid of lice in one treatment. If you or someone in your family has been exposed to lice or shown symptoms, it’s essential to get checked. Contact us today at our Jacksonville, FL, or in Orlando, FL, and Savannah, GA.  

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!