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// How are Vacuums Used for Clearing Head Lice Different from other Vacuums?

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At The Hairforce – Lice Assassins we use a very specialist lice hoover. This is an attachment to an ordinary hoover but is very different because it has a specialist comb to help hoover out the head lice, as well … Continue reading

// I have one child that always seems to get head lice and the others don’t – why is that?

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For head lice it is all about the blood and high blood sugar levels in the blood are particularly attractive. If the child in your family who always gets head lice is the one who loves apple juice and sweets … Continue reading

// Should my daughter wear her hair back to school to protect herself from catching head lice?

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All the girls should wear their hair back to school and at play dates to protect their hair from head lice. Head lice transfer from head to head by crawling across from hair to hair contact. If hair is tied … Continue reading

// Why can chemicals in head lice products have harmful effects on children?

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The chemicals in head lice products not only enter the blood stream of the head lice they also enter your child’s blood stream. These chemicals build up and can have a toxic effect.

// My scalp is so itchy but I don’t see any lice? Could it be something else?

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Your scalp can itch for a number of reasons, not just because of head lice. You may have used a head lice product and that has dried out your scalp and caused dandruff. You may have changed your shampoo and … Continue reading

// Can I use my own magnifying glass for checking my children’s hair for lice?

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A magnifyer can be useful to look at head lice so you can see them better, especially if your eyesight is not that great. Many people misdiagnose head lice because they can’t quite see what they have found. They have … Continue reading

// If we have head lice should I bag my children’s stuffed animals?

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Head lice can live for up to 48 hours off the head before they need a blood meal from someone’s scalp. If your child has a favourite toy they sleep with or just carry around then it is feasible that … Continue reading

// Our whole family shares the combs and brushes we use? Is that wise when head lice are around?

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Do not share hair brushes and combs with anyone. It is a very easy way to pass around head lice if one person brings them into the home. Everyone should have their own hair brush or comb.

// Do hair gels or hair sprays help protect you from catching head lice?

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They don’t really help and you have to think about the chemicals in hair spray around your children.

// Should my daughter wear her hair back if she has head lice?

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Absolutely encourage your daughter to wear her hair back around her friends and always at school. Keeping the hair back will vastly reduce her chances of catching head lice. Pony tail the hair and then plait the pony tail. Making … Continue reading