As a parent who has a child with lice for the first time it is normal to want to find answers. A common question parents have is if your child has a certain hair type, will that increase their chances for lice? The good news is that hair type does not make you more prone to getting head lice. The best thing you can do is take precautionary steps and if your child does end up getting lice, it’s best to seek out answers at Lice Clinics of America.
Are There Certain Hair Types Lice Prefer?
There is no specific hair type that lice prefer. All lice need is a clean strand of hair to attach to. It doesn’t matter the thickness, the length, if it’s been colored, if it’s straight, or if it’s curly. It has been found that people with longer hair tend to report getting lice. This is because with long hair there is more of a strand for lice to typically grab on to.
Common Head Lice Myths
Some people believe that cutting all their hair off or getting a buzz cut will prevent lice. This is not true. Even with short hair or buzzed hair, as long as there is hair, lice can attach. When someone gets lice there is also the myth that the person got lice because their hair is dirty or they have poor hygiene. That is false! Lice actually prefer clean hair over dirty hair. Lice also do not like hair that has a lot of product in it because excess product makes it harder for the lice to attach to the hair.
How to Check Yourself for Lice
In order to check yourself for lice, you need to go through your scalp and see if you find either lice nits or lice. Lice nits are lice eggs that appear to be oval-shaped, light in color such as white or yellow, and hard. Lice nits are also difficult to pull off your hair. Lice are dark in color such as brown or black, and usually can be seen on your scalp. You will also know you have lice by how severe your itching on your scalp may be. The best thing to do when you realize you have lice is to seek out a lice treatment center such as with Lice Clinics of America in Greenville, SC.
Visit Lice Clinics of America in Greenville, SC
Lice Clinics of America has two locations in Greenville, SC and Anderson, SC. We offer our exclusive FDA-approved AirAlle device that kills the lice and lice nits in just one treatment. Our patented AirAlle device uses warm air on the scalp without having to use toxins or chemicals to kill the lice. This means no hassle of follow-up appointments and treatment that works. Contact us today to make your appointment!