Salons and Hair Dye Do Not Kill Lice

Salons and Hair Dye Do Not Kill Lice

While hair dye may kill some lice, it does not affect the nits. Why use a potentially harmful lice treatment when there are alternatives that are much more effective? For any questions or concerns about nits, nymphs, or lice, contact the specialists Fresh Heads Lice Removal today. 

DO LICE LIKE DYED HAIR?

When it comes to hair dye and lice, especially if you deal with multiple bouts of lice and have dyed hair, you may believe that this is a causal relationship. This is not true; the fact is that lice are not drawn to hair that has been dyed. Lice are also not repelled by hair dyes either. 

DOES BOX HAIR DYE KILL HEAD LICE AND NITS?

Box hair dye has ammonia as a key ingredient. Ammonia is used to make hair lighter, and it is an alkaline substance. Head lice cannot withstand an environment in the head that is this alkaline, so eventually, due to subsequent use, this can kill some lice, but not nits. 

DOES HAIR BLEACH KILL LICE?

Bleach has a higher potential of killing some of the lice but some will just become immune to the bleach. The best way to remove lice is to contact a professional clinical service that has years of experience. 

Ultimately, hair dye and hair bleach  has the potential to kill some adult lice, after consistent use and frequent dyings. Hair dye/bleach will do nothing to affect unhatched lice eggs, (aka nits).

HAIR DYES DON’T KILL LICE EGGS?

As previously discussed, hair color may kill the bugs, but with a full-blown infestation, lice eggs will remain viable in the hair. Nits have such a tough exterior shell that dyes do not penetrate. Any nits that remain in the hair will eventually hatch, mature, and continue to infest your scalp.  It is possible to have many future generations of lice within a month.

WILL LICE TREATMENT RUIN HAIR COLOR?

If you wonder whether lice treatment ruins hair color, we can assure you that your technician will use our  AirAllé® device. Our FDA-cleared medical device blows heated air through its applicator tip along the scalp and hair shafts at a higher flow (but cooler temperature) than a hair dryer. Which preserves hair color, and also eliminates lice.

Some people jump to using lice shampoos, prescription lice treatments, and over-the-counter lice treatment kits like Nix, Pronto, A-200, and Rid. These lice products come with a low-quality plastic comb that fails to get rid of nits, and occasionally, they cause an allergic reaction, itching, or a rash.

Fresh Heads offers a professional quality combing service in addition to clinical-grade at-home treatment kits. Our comb’s micro-grooved teeth are gentle on the scalp to help remove the nits and lice.

FRESH HEADS IN JACKSONVILLE, FL IS YOUR LICE SOLUTION

If you find that you have head lice, leave it to the professionals.  Fresh Heads services are reimbursable by some insurance plans and can be applied to FSAs and HSAs. Call Fresh Heads Lice Removal in Jacksonville for same-day treatment at your convenience.https://freshheadsliceremoval.com/ . Now you can also book our other locations in Orlando, FL or 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!

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