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Hair Fairies Blog: Lice Information, Stories, Guides

Heat Dryers for Head Lice: Miracle or Myth?

Getting lice is no walk in the park. We understand that trying to get rid of these nasty little clingers can be stressful! If you are looking at the variety of options out there for treatment, you may feel a bit overwhelmed at first. Heat dryers such as the AirAllé are one treatment option you may have discovered during your research. These devices claim to kill lice and eggs through heat and dehydration, but do...
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The Aftermath: How to Prevent Lice from Happening Again

So, you survived your first lice outbreak. It wreaked havoc on your routines, your clothes, your home — not to mention your psyche. Maybe you called Hair Fairies, or maybe you spent days with various home treatments, but in the end you came out on top! The lice are gone. You are a true lice warrior and should be commended for your valor. Unfortunately, the battle was not without casualties. Chances are you spent a...
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Better Not Shout, Better Not Cry: When It’s Lice, Don’t Panic – Here Is Why

Head lice can turn a frantic holiday season into a downright horrible one. The age-old problem of head lice doesn't take a break to celebrate the holidays; as a matter of fact, it is quite the opposite. Group photos, shared homes and bedding, and the reintroduction of winter hats and scarves provides the perfect setting for a lice infestation. When a family member has head lice, panic sets in and there is a mountain of...
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The Many Hidden Costs of Head Lice

We have shared many posts about the dangers of home remedies for head lice, including safety, chemical exposure, and risk of cross pollination among family members. In this post, we want to address perhaps the most important factor – cost! Professional lice removal can be expensive, especially when multiple family members in the home are affected. However, procrastination in the form of attempting to rid yourself or your family of lice via home remedies is...
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Lice vs. Dandruff, Nits & Dry Scalp: What’s the Difference?

Nobody enjoys an itchy scalp. Unless it is a chronic condition, lice are often the first concern when the scalp suddenly begins to itch — particularly if you or your children have been exposed to a recent outbreak at school, in day care, or during some sort of group activity (e.g. summer camp). Because lice are extremely common and contagious, it is important to be able to distinguish between lice, nits, dandruff, and a dry...
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