Once a family member gets lice, everyone gets worried!

How fast will it spread? How can we avoid it or get rid of it?

People try to get rid of lice in many ways, including shaving the their heads.

Many people think that shaving is an effective method that will physically remove the lice and eggs.

So, does shaving your head actually get rid of lice?

The short answer is no, shaving your head will not completely get rid of lice.

This might be of some comfort for those that don't want to part with their lovely locks!

After shaving, eggs can still be attached to the hair shaft and can also remain sitting on the skin's surface. When the eggs hatch, the cycle will continue.

Not only that, lice can also survive for up to 48 hours without being attached to a human host - think pillows, bedding, clothing, coats, shoes, bookbags, furniture, carpeting, pets, and more! You get the idea!

Expert Tip: Even though products are readily available over the counter, consult with a healthcare provider before using any products or other solutions, especially on children.

Beware and be cautious!

Some modern lice-killing products still contain chemicals and pesticides that are not just toxic, but dangerous with many health risks.

Luckily, there are some great products available over the counter that are effective, but non-toxic.

One of the most effective methods for many families is to use a combo kit to eliminate lice completely. These kits usually contain a special shampoo, conditioner, spray, and comb that is designed to kill and remove both super lice and eggs.

Super lice are a strain of lice that have developed a resistance to common over-the-counter treatments.

Check out the video below to see how one of the several lice treatment products we recommend is used. The kits vary, but this will give you a great general idea what to expect so that you can be prepared to get results!

With any product, always follow all safety precautions.


👉Ask your provider for recommendations for the safest and most effective option for all members of the family.

👉Thoroughly treat all infested individuals and also clean bedding, clothing, furniture and other belongings to prevent re-infestation.

Are They Gone Yet?

Shaving your head bald might have seemed like an easy solution to getting rid of lice, but unfortunately it doesn't work that way!

Whichever method and product you choose, make sure to be patient and persistent so that you can finally get rid of those pesky critters for good!

Wishing you a safe, healthy, and complete lice extermination!

Have a Happy Hair Day! Joannie, Author

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