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Hair Fairies Blog: Lice Information, Stories, Guides

Hair Fairies Founder Maria Botham Recommends Manual Removal for Lice Control

Each year, an estimated 6 to 12 million children become infected with lice. Lice infestations are an incredibly common problem and though they don’t pose any significant risk to your child’s health, they can certainly be a nuisance and a challenge to control. It only takes a few lice to create an infestation and the life cycle of head lice repeats itself every three weeks if left untreated. Over-the-counter lice control products were once the...
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Treatment Worse Than the Cure? Why Natural Head Lice Treatments Are Best

Lice may not carry diseases like ticks and other pests, but they can be quite a nuisance. It only takes a few lice to turn into an infestation and once lice settle in, they can be difficult to eradicate. Many people turn to chemical lice treatments like Nix and Rid, but these treatments may be worse than the problem itself. The fact of the matter is that over the counter lice treatments are less effective...
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How to Properly Comb for Lice and Nits

Head lice may be small, but they can spread quickly and cause a lot of discomfort for both kids and adults. The problem with lice is that it only takes a few of them to start an outbreak and, once they get going, they can be difficult to contain. Luckily, there are lots of options out there for lice treatment; however, some are more effective than others, some simply do not work at all, and...
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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, and that is misinformation about lice and lice treatments. Lice myths and misconceptions are everywhere, and they lead many people to try ineffective and sometimes dangerous lice control methods. In this article, we explore some of the most common myths and misconceptions about lice and...
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