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Hair Fairies Blog: Lice Information, Stories, Guides

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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How to Choose a Lice Removal Company

They have invaded your home and thrown your day to day routines into a tailspin, and now it is time to find a lice removal company that will get the job done right once and for all. If you have never had lice infest your home, you may feel overwhelmed by everything you must do to kick them to the curb for good. But how do you go about choosing the best lice removal company?...
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