Having head lice is commonly misconceived by many people to mean that you have dirty hair. This is not the case as anyone can get them as long as they are exposed. Children and most commonly affected but evidence indicates that even adults are at risk. Head lice, also referred to as nits, are tiny insects (the size of sesame nuts) gray-brown in color that thrive in human hair. The female lice lay eggs on hair shafts which then hatch to infect the scalp biting and feeding on blood. The remains of the hatched eggs can be seen as unsightly white residues on the head. Serious lice infestation can lead to anemia and destruction to the hair and the scalp. The good news is that you can get rid of head lice easily if you have the right information. Here are top 10 tidbits on how to get rid of head lice.
10. Find Out The Severity Of The Infestation
There is no way you will adequately get rid of head lice without first knowing what you are up against. You should take your time to check out the level of lice infestation. You need to take keen interest to know whether you are dealing with adult and young lice or their eggs. Generally the adult and young lice are much easier to eliminate but eggs are quite resistant and will require long term and more robust treatment strategy.