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Hair Fairies Blog: Lice Information, Stories, Guides

Know Your Enemy: Understanding the Life Cycle of Head Lice

One four-letter word that every parent dreads hearing is lice. Though they may only be about the size of a sesame seed, lice have the potential to cause you and your family some big problems. A lice infestation can go from mild to out of control in a matter of days, so it is important to address the issue as soon as you become aware of it. And when it comes to lice control, knowledge...
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The 12 Craziest Myths About Lice

Where there is one louse, there are likely to be hundreds or thousands more. A lice outbreak can spread very quickly but there is one thing that spreads even faster – misinformation about lice and lice treatment. Lice myths and misconceptions are everywhere, and they lead many people to try ineffective and sometimes dangerous lice control methods. In this article, we will explore some of the most common myths and misconceptions about lice and lice...
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Winter Is Coming! But Are Lice Coming with It?

When the temperature starts to dip and snow covers the ground, you may think you are safe from outdoor pests like lice. Unfortunately, that may not be the case. In fact, winter is one of the busiest seasons for hair lice because they can't survive on their own in the extreme cold. A nice, warm head of human hair is the perfect place for lice to cozy up in the cold winter months! Today, let's...
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Can Pets Get Lice? Dogs, Cats & Lice

Head lice are a fact of life for young children, particularly in a school or daycare setting. When you are shampooing your child's head for the fifth time in two days, you may find yourself wondering if it can get any worse. The good news is that lice are fairly easy to kill with the right treatment. The bad news is that your child isn't the only one who can get them — your pets...
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Super Lice: Lice Resistant to Treatment

You have heard of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and viruses that have developed an immunity to certain medical treatments. What you may not know, however, is that lice have joined the list of things that are becoming increasingly more difficult to treat. Finding a louse is every parent and teacher's worst nightmare, but the fact that head lice are becoming resistant to common treatments adds a whole new level of horror. Reports of failed treatments are becoming...
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