The Lice Blog

Debunking Lice Myths

Posted on Wed, May 2, 2012 under

There are plenty of myths floating around about lice, from who can contract it to supposed lice treatments. So I thought we would take the time to briefly go over some of the most common ones we hear a lot. Let’s set the record straight about lice and how to get rid of it.


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  • Hair dye does not kill lice. You will just end up with dyed lice. Maybe they will look nicer but they will still be there.
  • Hairspray, gel, and other hair products are not a preventative measure against lice. It will not keep them at bay.
  • As we mentioned in a previous post, boys –even with buzz cuts– can still get lice.
  • Only 50% of people experience itchiness from head lice. Further more, the itch comes from lice bites and not from them crawling on your scalp. It can sometimes take up to 4 weeks for it to even become itchy.
  • Lice outbreaks are not necessarily seasonal. Those little buggers live all year long.
  • Lice cannot infest your home. They can only survive on a human head and when off the head, they die within 48 hours.


Lice will go to dirty or clean hair. Everyone can get them. Although they prefer clean hair, in order to begin reproducing in a clean and healthy environment.

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