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Hair Fairies Blog: Lice Information, Stories, Guides

Why Gasoline as a Lice Treatment Is a Tragedy Waiting to Happen

When it comes to infestations of any kind, many people think the solution is to "kill it with fire." While there is nothing more satisfying than watching a hornet's nest go up in flame, imagining your child's head as the nest is quite a different story. If that image shocks you, you may be even more traumatized to learn that tragedies like this have actually happened. There are actually people out there who have tried...
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Lice Eggs, Nits, Nymphs & Adults: FAQ

A female louse may only lay up to 6 eggs per day, but most of those eggs will eventually turn into egg-laying adults. Over the course of its 30-day lifespan, an adult louse can lay nearly 200 eggs. Depending on the sensitivity of your child's scalp, it can take weeks for obvious symptoms of a lice infestation to develop. Itching may be mild at first, but as the infestation grows, your child could develop a...
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Summer Camp Head Lice Preparedness

With summer right around the corner, it's time to start thinking ahead. If your child goes to summer camp every year, you probably already know what to expect, but there is something you may not be entirely prepared for — head lice. It only takes one child with head lice to take over the entire camp, making the summer miserable for everyone involved. Fortunately, preventing head lice is fairly easy if you know what to...
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Breaking the News: How to Tell Clients They Have Lice

Even the word "lice" is enough to strike panic into the heart of most parents. The truth is, however, that getting head lice is a right of passage for many parents and children, with an estimated 6 to 12 million infestations occurring each year in the United States among children ages 3 to 11. Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are not known to transmit diseases, but they can cause some pretty severe itching. As a...
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Is It Lice? 5 Signs You Have Head Lice

Lice: they are never a welcome guest in your home (or on your scalp). If you suspect head lice have invaded your space, don't panic! There are straightforward ways to determine whether you or your loved ones actually have lice and, if so, what to do about it. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips for identifying and ridding yourself of head lice. #1: It's Not Dandruff These tiny little parasites are small...
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