1. Dangers of Social Stigma

    Head lice is far more common than you would think. In fact, in children, head lice are the second most common ailment next to the common cold. Most people think of head lice as a taboo subject so they choose not to communicate with other parents about their child having lice. Unfortunately, not communicating with the proper people can cause more issues and put your child at risk for re-exposure. T…Lice Treatment

  2. Will Hair Dye or Bleach Kill Head Lice?

    Many clients ask us if they can color their hair to treat head lice or insist that their routine hair appointments would kill any lice if they were to get it. This is a common misconception and although hair dye and bleach may contain strong chemicals it is not strong enough to kill head lice. What happens if you dye/color your hair when you have lice? Because most people often have lice for at le…Lice Treatment

  3. What should a Hair Stylist do if they find Head Lice?

    Lice can be an embarrassing issue for many people, especially when it is discovered in a public setting. Discovering lice at your local hair salon could easily end the relationship between a regular client and their stylist due to embarrassment. To prevent this, the stylist should remain calm and collected so the client is comfortable with returning after the lice are removed. The first step to ha…Lice Treatment

  4. Lice and Hygiene

    There are many misconceptions, both on the internet and in the world, about the role that personal hygiene plays when it comes to lice. Most people assume that if there are lice present, that basic hygiene is being neglected, which is almost never the case. What most people don’t take into account is that lice are a human parasite. Lice feed off of human blood and do not care about the state of …Lice Treatment

  5. The Truth about “Eye Lice”

    The Truth about “Eye Lice” When a parent discovers a lice infestation, often the first thing they do (besides feel very itchy!) is take to the internet to research lice and how it should be treated. Anyone who has researched head lice will know that there is a lot of information out there but you may have stumbled upon images or videos about getting lice on the eyes. If you have never seen any…Lice Treatment

  6. Can Head Lice be on Other Areas of the Body?

    In this business we get lots of questions about lice because it can be difficult to find reliable information about head lice. A common question we get is “Can head lice spread to other areas?” The short answer to this question is NO. However, there are two different species of lice than can live on other areas of the body. It is important to note that these are completely different than head …Lice Treatment

  7. Educational Head Lice Seminars Presented by the Head Lice Specialist

    Here at Head Hunters we believe education is empowerment and that one of the best ways to prevent head lice and a head lice panic is to educate the community. To help fight against head lice in our community, we often speak at seminars for schools, day care, and social services. When we are asked to host a seminar, we cover six things that are vital in containing a lice issue. We identify stages a…Lice Treatment

  8. Why does Head Lice have a Social Stigma?

    Origins of the Social Stigma of Head Lice A head lice infestation is a very common issue among children and adults. Having head lice can be very frustrating, time consuming and expensive. When you realize that you or your family has head lice you begin to have thoughts about how or why did you get lice. Even though your situation is already stressful, now you have to worry about what others will t…Lice Treatment

  9. Dispelling Myths: Head Lice VS Other Pests

    Head Lice VS Other Pests There is much misinformation and confusion surrounding head lice and other similar pests. Much of this misinformation comes from confusing the characteristics of common parasites with head lice. Upon discovering a lice infestation many people worry about the bugs infesting their home, eggs being in the carpet, living on other places of the body, burrowing into their skin, …Lice Treatment

  10. Is there a Season for Head Lice?

    Is There a Season for Head Lice?   No, lice is NOT seasonal. Head lice is spread all year round but we tend to see a spike of cases during the summer months because children play with different than normal social groups. This leads to the exposure to head lice by a variety of sources. In addition to the summer playtime, we have sleep away camps and day camps. Just think about all of the opportuni…Lice Treatment

  11. Under Cover Head Lice

    There are a number of ways in which head lice can be noticed before an outbreak becomes significant. Unfortunately, there are also a number of reasons why it can escape recognition. A commonly reiterated comment is that “one must have the eyes of a head lice professional to be able to identify an infestation”, however, knowing the correct techniques and using the correct tools will be an incre…Lice Treatment

  12. Is it a flea? A tick? No – its Super Lice!

    Head Hunters Lice Removal Specialist is the Kryptonite to Super Lice It is no secret that head lice are a hassle. They are difficult to remove and typical treatments never seem to work. In fact, in a poll of 2,000 US mothers over two thirds reported that it took two or more applications of over the counter lice treatment products to remove the infestation or that these products were never able to …Lice Treatment

  13. Children’s Head Lice Books

    Children’s head lice books- Getting head lice is like catching a cold. Although most people will have head lice at least once in their lives, it can be a hard concept for children. Most parents keep it simple and say, “you have bugs in your hair and we need to get them out.” To help your children learn about head lice, I recommend getting them a children’s book about lice. I picked out my …Lice Treatment

  14. Head Lice Causing Psychosomatic Itching

    Psychosomatic Itching- When someone around you says that they have head lice your head instantly starts itching. Some people say that they can feel something “crawling in their hair”. If your head did not itch the minute before hearing the word lice, what you are experiencing is psychosomatic itching. Psychosomatic means a condition caused or aggravated by a mental factor such as internal conf…Lice Treatment

  15. Fun Facts about Lemon – The Head Lice Repelling Fruit

    Lemon is the key ingredient in our preventative lice product line the Lemon Heads Trilogy. Some fun facts about lemons are listed below. Do you know any more? The lemon is native to Asia. Lemon trees produce fruit all year round. One lemon tree can produce between 500 and 600 pounds of lemons in a year. Once upon a time lemons were presented as gifts to kings because they were so rare. California …Lice Treatment

  16. Nits with no live bugs? How does this Happen?

    During our head check and treatment process we often find nits but no live louse. This concerns clients because they think that the louse was “missed”. You can have nits without a live louse. We typically see this scenario in a mild case of head lice. The female louse transfers through head-to-head contact and begins laying nits. The louse can then die of old age or be knocked out of the hair.…Lice Treatment

  17. Head Lice and the Emotional Frenzy for Mothers

    Head lice is an emotional topic for moms across the globe. With any lice situation, moms typically worry about who has lice, how they are going to get rid of it and the household cleaning. This topic creates an emotional frenzy that overwhelms almost every mom dealing with head lice. Moms usually begin the emotional frenzy by reading information given online; the more moms read the more their stre…Lice Treatment

  18. My Child has had Head Lice for how Long? Weeks?!

    You just found out your child has lice! What do you do? Treat at home? Did I get all of it? How do I get rid of this? How long have we had lice? These are many the first questions that run through a parents head upon discovering an infestation, and the answers may surprise you. When an adult louse transfers she will immediately start laying nits. This is the first week of an infestation. During th…Lice Treatment

  19. Facts About Head Lice

    How much do you know about head lice? Once you get past the social stigma surrounding lice you will see how interesting this evolutionary bug really is! Within three seconds, lice will use the hair as a bridge to transfer from one host to the next. They cannot jump, fly, hop or burrow as lice do not have wings or hind legs. Head lice are parasites that use humans as their host Head lice are very e…Lice Treatment

  20. Head Lice Are Year Round Not Seasonal

    Head lice are a year round problem: not seasonal. Many people believe lice take a holiday or winter break but they do not. Clients often ask us if lice die off or slowdown in the winter. Although the weather is constantly changing, our body temperature stays the same which creates a comfortable environment for head lice. Even in cold weather lice are a nuisance because they use the warmth of the h…Lice Treatment

  21. Who Gets Head Lice? Who has a Higher or Lower Risk?

    Head lice are found in all countries, in all ages and in all strata of society. Unlike body lice, head lice are completely indifferent to the hygiene of the host, meaning that they thrive just as well in clean hair as in greasy hair. The type of people most likely to be exposed to lice infestation varies from country to country and depends highly on the social structure of the society with regards…Lice Treatment

  22. Head Lice by the Numbers – How Quickly an Infestation can Grow

    A mature louse can lay 5 to 10 eggs daily. A louse’s average life span is 33 days. That means one louse, for its life span, can lay anywhere from 165 to 330 eggs. Each of those eggs, for its lifespan, will lay the same. To put it in perspective, this first louse will have close t 108,000 grand children and 11 million great grand children. Let’s add a few more figures. It takes about 3 to 4 wee…Lice Treatment