Ever in your life, you got this creepy crawling feeling in your head that disgusted the people around you as you just can’t stop SCRATCHING your head. The itchiness makes you uncomfortable, and somehow you just can’t resist your fingers to scratch the itchiness that prickles now and then.

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People watch you with disgust look on their face

When your hand lifts up in the air towards your head so you could please yourself by a gentle (so nobody could know this) or may be a harsh head scratching (because someone is sucking your blood like hell), you don’t know this but they actually know that you have got hit by the lousy errant lice and their naughty nits.

Where Do Lice Come From?

Soon the lice may start networking: This errant louse and naughty nits may give you a difficult time in the coming days. These annoying little bugs seem to be minuscule but cause serious itching and irritation that can fill you with abhorrence.

It can grow quickly in one’s hair and pass to another person simply by sharing towels, hairbrushes, hats, scarf or other such accessories.

It can also travel from a person’s head when sitting or lying together, thus moving to next person’s hair and reproducing there.

It is pertinent to take steps to get rid of lice as soon as you notice that you or your child have developed lice in hair.

Lice are also difficult to get rid of, especially because they have evolved over time and have learned to resist the modern anti-lice medicines or shampoos we use to get rid of them. There are many practical ways to solve this issue.

Practical Solution? Duh?

Trust me; it is a nightmare for MUMS.
Many mums lose their nerves on the thought of their kids having lice in their heads. Many moms have asked:

  • Can heat kill lice?
  • Will a straightener kill lice?
  • Can straightening your hair kill lice?

There are some desperate mothers who actually tried to figure this out and started using hair straighteners on their kids just to get rid of infestation of lice. Change of lifestyle matters. (Though she was successful in it. You can read more about it here.) lice 2

Does dying hair kill head lice?

One product believed to be effective for this purpose is Hair Dye. Some people think that hair dye is equally effective to remove head lice from hair. So the question arises does hair dye kill lice? Yes, there are instances when hair dye and bleach can kill both the adult lice and nymphs also known as juvenile lice. Some hair dye brands contain chemicals that might be toxic to hair lice.

How to remove lice?

So get your favorite hair dye and apply it to your hair. You will see the results once you apply it yourself. Theoretically, chemicals in the hair dye such as ammonia, are potent enough to kill living lice. You can also try it on a smaller portion of your hair first to observe any difference. If it works, you can apply it all over your hair in the next wash. You may also consider dip dying the hair as well.

Then wait for 45 minutes to rinse the hair and witness the results.

Does hair dye treat lice eggs?

But hair dye proves ineffective against lice eggs called nits, as the chemicals cannot penetrate their shell. Hair dye kills lice as the chemical in it attacks the neurological system of lice. The same thing can be applied for most of the eggs. But, nits which are less than three days old do not have a neurological system yet and therefore may remain unharmed.

Therefore, it leads to the same issue because the eggs will hatch in seven to ten days and you may find other young lice in your head developed again, in just about a week, all the eggs will hatch, and you will again have to do a full infestation in your hair.

This means that hair dye can kill only that lice which live in your hair, but you need to take other precautionary measures as well to get rid of the eggs. This can be done by using shampoos specially made for this purpose, using heat or some herbal tips for better results. So using a hair dye to treat lice is not an effective way.

When people ask, does hair dye kill lice? It is pertinent to note that having your hair dyed will not prevent you from getting lice. Individuals with dyed or bleached hair are as likely to get lice and nits as those with natural hair color. So, the only precaution is to avoid getting lice by having a regular head check.

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