Lice Detection

Detection

It’s important to know what to look for and how to find lice and/or nits.

How to do a visual head check

  • Check clean, dry hair in sunlight or bright indoor light.
  • Inspect small sections of hair 1/4″ – 2″ from the scalp.
  • Look for tiny, unmovable, teardrop-shaped nits, varying from cream to brown, on hair shaft.
  • If found, call us for a head check.

How to do a combing head check – For a more thorough search

  • Check damp or towel-dried hair that is free of tangles.
  • Section hair by clipping hair on top of the head, leaving 3-4” of hair down in the back at the nape of the neck.
  • Very gently, scrape the nit comb along the scalp, dragging the comb all the way to the end of the hair shaft. Comb in 4 directions.
  • Wipe the metal nit comb clean on a white paper towel after every few strokes.
  • Inspect paper towel for nits or lice (If you’re not sure what you’re finding, we’ll inspect it for you. Learn more. Nit Support
  • Let the next 3-4” of hair down. Continue combing and wiping the comb on the paper towel. Complete throughout the head. This should take 5-10 minutes.
  • If found treat properly and tell school, friends & family to check a few times for 3 weeks.
  • Check weekly.

If you find even 1 nit:

  • Call us at 610-443-1462 for a Head Check.

Be wary of OTC products that contain pesticides, as lice have grown resistant. We recommend our All Natural Treatment. We also recommend The Lice Lifters® products.

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