For many people, the thought of getting lice is enough to make their skin crawl.

And while it's true that lice are pesky little buggers that are notoriously difficult to get rid of, the good news is that they are relatively easy to avoid in the first place.

But what if you're bald? Can you still get lice? Let's find out!

How Do You Get Lice?

Lice are small, wingless insects that feed on human blood. They are most commonly spread through direct head-to-head contact with someone who already has lice.

However, they can also be spread through sharing hats, brushes, or other personal items. Lice can also be transferred indirectly by lying on a bed, couch, or pillow that has been used by someone with lice.

Can Bald People Get Lice?

The simple answer is yes, bald people can get lice. However, it is much less common for bald people to get lice than it is for people with hair because lice prefer to live in hair.

That being said, bald people can still get lice if they come into direct contact with someone who has them.

How Do I Prevent Lice If I Am Bald?

The best way to prevent lice if you are bald is to avoid head-to-head contact with people who have them. This can be difficult to do if you have young children who tend to play and share personal items often.

In these cases, it's important to check your child's head regularly for lice and nits (lice eggs). If you spot anything suspicious, be sure to contact your child's doctor right away.

To Sum It Up!

While it is technically possible for bald people to get lice, it is much less common than it is for people with hair!

In case the worst happens, you may want to read our article to see if shaving your head would get rid of lice!
Does Shaving Your Head Bald Get Rid of Lice: Will it Work?

And after that, you'll need one of these:
Lice Removal Kit: Just Be Calm and Order One of These Top 6 ASAP!

Thanks for reading!

Have a Happy Hair Day! Joannie, Author

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