The head lice will be crawling if it is alive. A dead nit or egg is either white or flat and dry. A healthy nit is plump and golden brown in colour.
A nit is the head louse’s egg.
An average infestation has between 5 and 20 head lice and up to a 100 eggs.
Afro Caribbean hair has a different shaped hair shaft and therefore a differently adapted head louse.
You can shave a boys hair and that can help but you still need to nit comb the hair stubble as head lice lay their eggs very close to the root of the hair – you will be surprised what … Continue reading
They do not have a preference for clean or dirty hair because they are interested in the human’s blood not their hair.
Your pets will not catch head lice from you. Human head lice cannot survive off animal blood as its composition is different from human blood.
Head lice cannot jump or fly. They simply walk very quickly – up to 23 cm’s in a minute. People swear they jump – they don’t. If you nit comb the hair dry, without applying a conditioner and use a … Continue reading
A head louse lives up to 30 days and then it will die of exhaustion!!
Not everyone will feel itchy with head lice. It is the saliva of the louse that makes some people itch if they are allergic to it. If you aren’t allergic to it you won’t itch.