Please Take a Peek, Once a Week
The head louse is a tiny (not microscopic), wing-less parasite that lives on human scalps. They are great when it comes to establishing a home on your child’s head, laying eggs and feeding off blood to survive. They also need the warmth of a human in order to lay eggs.
When a louse lays eggs and multiplies, they are now known as “lice.” Lice are frustratingly annoying, can cause itching, irritation, and can spread quickly from person to person. This is why it’s so important that you check your child’s head weekly for lice, especially during the school year. There are a few different ways to check.
Wet Hair Detection Combing
- Wash the hair with normal shampoo, then rinse out.
- Apply conditioner to the hair, then comb it out with a normal comb to remove any possible tangles.
- Use a special detection comb (this is a fine tooth comb used by lice professionals to pull lice from hair strands).
- If you see any lice, pull them off the comb with a tissue.
- After entire head has been combed, rinse out the conditioner & repeat the procedure again.
Dry Hair Detection Combing
- Untangle and straighten the hair using a regular comb or brush.
- Once the hair is straight, use a detection comb and start at the base of the scalp to check for lice.
- If a louse or lice is seen, trap it with a comb and use a tissue to dispose of it.
- Repeat the process.
If you do in fact see lice, give The Lice Expert of Westchester a call. We specialize in complete head lice removal throughout New York, New Jersey & Connecticut. Call us at 914.424.1367.