The bottom line: while dying and bleaching hair COULD affect or kill live lice, it will NOT kill the nits. Therefore the lice cycle will continue until you have found an effective lice treatment. Not only is it an ineffective treatment option, using harsh chemicals can damage your hair!
Will lice treatment hurt colored hair?
Lice don’t care what color your hair is or that you’ve used chemical dyes on it. As long as they can suck your scalp for food, they’re good!
Does rid lice treatment damage hair?
There will be some menthol-tingling on the scalp, and if left in too long, you can do some unnecessary damage to your hair.
Can I use hair products after lice treatment?
You do not need to use regular shampoo or conditioner after the lice treatment. In fact, it is best to not shampoo again for 2 days, in order to give the medicine time to work. The medicine will kill the live lice bugs, generally within 12 hours. Comb your child’s hair.
Can lice survive a hair straightener?
Heat. If you are thinking you can kill those lice and nits with a hair straightener, think again! It is true the heat will kill the lice but most of them live very close to the scalp.
Can hairdressers tell if you have lice?
While hair stylists may be trained to identify lice and their eggs (nits), they are not allowed to invite you in for a free head check. It is a health code violation for them to do this.
Is Rid or Nix better?
Seven days after the initial visit, NIX was determined to be significantly better than RID for eradicating the lice infestation. Of the 27 subjects receiving NIX, 26 were live free vs 14 of the 31 RID-treated subjects.
What is the difference between lice eggs and nits?
If you think you have lice and see a small, oval blob on a strand of hair, it’s probably a nit. If nits are yellow, tan, or brown, it means the lice haven’t hatched yet. If the nits are white or clear, the lice have hatched and just the egg remains. Lice eggs hatch within 1 to 2 weeks after they’re laid.
Can you do lice treatment two days in a row?
Many lice medicines recommend a second treatment in 9 to 10 days. This will kill any new nymphs that have hatched since the first treatment. Do not treat a person more than 2 times with the same medicine without talking to your doctor. Do not use conditioner for 10 days after any treatment.