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I called at 8am and Lex was there by 10, everyone got checked and lice removed by noon. It was so convenience to have everyone at home so I could do laundry, send emails, and keep siblings entertained while Lex worked. She was also very informative and helped us understand how to handle and prevent lice infestations. Would totally use them again!read more
Kimberly Mason
Kimberly M.
20:10 16 Oct 19
After learning I had head lice, I went online and found Lice Charmers. Called immediately and got an appointment within 2 hours. Lex showed up on time and proceeded to clean my head! She was very informative and thorough. She is awesome! Highly recommend her!read more
carole taormina
carole T.
20:31 04 Oct 19
I went to get a haircut and was told I had head lice! After freaking out I looked online and found Lice Charmers and called right away. Got an in in home...
Gayle T.
Gayle T.
13:29 04 Oct 19
Lex is the absolute best!!!!!! She called me back at 11 pm. We got an appointment right away. She is extremely thorough!!! She was so sweet to my kids and...
Susan V.
Susan V.
13:22 28 Sep 19
Holy hannah, Lex is a LIFESAVER! Here are the top 5 reasons why I love her and this company!1. She is prompt with her communication. She emailed me back at 11pm the night I messaged her to set up an appointment, and she was able to get us in for a next day appointment!2. She saved us hours and hours of lost time at a lice clinic! I was able to cook, clean and carry on life while she worked on our family.3. She is *extremely* knowledgable about lice and gave us amazing research-based advice about how to clean the house and prevent future outbreaks.4. She stays true to her word of 30-day guarantee! Unfortunately, we suffered a second lice outbreak within the 30 days, and she came back to help us out free-of-charge. (We have since narrowed down the issue to our gym's daycare so we are officially pulling our kids from this program! Ugh!)5. We successfully used our HSA account to cover the cost!read more
Shannon Robertson
Shannon R.
06:40 25 Sep 19
Very personable and attentive. She did a thorough search and comb through plus good conversation. I felt very relaxed in an already tense situation. I feel clean and happy going to sleep tonight :) thank you lice charmers!!!read more
shannon vasilev
shannon V.
02:48 14 Sep 19
We had a great experience with Alexis and are grateful to have such a quick response for an in-home lice check and removal. She was prompt, pleasant and good. What else could we ask for?
Matt Martin
Matt M.
20:31 10 Sep 19
This was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had with an in-home lice treatment. The technician was right on top, very proficient and super friendly. As much as one could enjoy the experience of removing nits, this was it! Thank you Lice Charmers!read more
Lucinda Salinas
Lucinda S.
05:08 10 Sep 19
Lex was super friendly and professional. This was a hard experience for my foster kids, but she made it better. She was easy to schedule with and very educated and understanding with my concerns. Having her in my home was easier than going to a salon, making it easier to care for my traumatized kiddos. She showed them compassion and respect. I am completely happy with our experience.read more
Julie Nielsen
Julie N.
18:34 09 Sep 19
Lex is very good at what she does. Very friendly at answering our questions. I would defiantly call her again! Such a stress relief to have her come to our home. Thanks Lex, you're the best!!!!
Janine Olson
Janine O.
19:21 07 Sep 19
Totally great expertise! Lex was knowledgeable and patient. She was especially great with my 4 year old who has trouble sitting still. Hoping I never have to deal with this again, but will use lice charmers if we do.read more
Sierra Chapman
Sierra C.
18:39 04 Sep 19
So friendly and convenient!! Lex knows her stuff and is so thorough. Anyone that has ever dealt with lice time and time again knows how time consuming it can be. She allowed me time away from dealing with the tedious treatment and combing to continue on with my endless parental responsibilities and for that I am endlessly grateful!read more
Sarah Okerlund
Sarah O.
03:14 29 Aug 19
Such a great experience in such an unpleasant situation. Having Lice Charmers come to our home was easy, informative, and most importantly, effective. For...
Aubray C.
Aubray C.
17:25 26 Aug 19
I always had this idea in my head that if my kids ever got lice that I would be able to take care of it myself. Trust me: you can, but you don’t want to. Your time and sanity and piece of mind is worth more than that. You love yourself more than that. Why do you work so hard and make decent money if you can’t spend it on those things that truly make your life better? Things like a quiet weekend on the coast, high octane fuel for your car, name brand sliced cheese.Picture this: your child starts scratching the back of their head, during dinner and ON A SCHOOL NIGHT. “Oh no”, you think to yourself. Please no. Not this, not now, the new season of Bob’s Burgers just started and you’ve got 3 episodes burning a hole in your DVR. You’ve already chilled the Chardonnay and you can practically feel the freedom associated with stepping out of the work “undergarments” and into your jammies and the quiet of comfort of the “post-kids-bedtime”.You reluctantly part the hair on the back of their head, the way the heroine in the slasher film may pull back the drapes to reveal the horrors behind. And, of course, it’s lice. And not just a few. Those parasites have been having a 3 week bender on your kids’ head and they’ve pulled permits to start building gated communities.You remember what happened last time they got lice? Yeeeeah. Hours bent over their greasy heads, in low light while they squirm and complain about the hair pulling. Load after load of laundry. The itching of your own scalp... “do I have it? Is it psychosomatic? Both?” Your heart sinks, the dreams of jammies and a solid Chardonnay buzz fading quickly.But hey! Don’t worry! You can still get your drink on AND get those kids in bed on time! We called Lex with Lice Charmers and she was in our house within one hour reassuring us, picking nits and bugs and we were lice free in time for bed. That Chardonnay tasted amazing.They are very professional, they are fast, courteous, clean and kind.You owe it to yourself and your children to get this taken care of TODAY. It’s worth every penny. I will call them every time from now on. #licecharmersforliferead more
Josh Norris
Josh N.
22:54 05 Aug 19
After discovering a single tiny bug on one of my kids while on vacation, I immediately went into crazed action. Said child was treated and all of us were meticulously checked. Ongoing checks for more bugs continued daily. 8 days of and nits were found on all 3 kids. Probably me too since I have little faith in my husbands lice/nit finding skills. All of us were treated. Days of checking and sure enough more nits on one child. I was at my whits end. I called a company that our pediatrician recommended that has a local office. They were polite on phone but said they assign one tech to our family to screen and treat each member 1.5 hrs for average treatment. There are 4 of us!!! That just wasn’t reasonable with young kids that have set schedules I.e. meals, baths bedtime. I booked since I didn’t feel I had many options. After trying to figure out how to make that long appointment work for us, I decided to do some research. I found Lice Charmers just searching online. They didn’t have many reviews but the ones they had were all good. They are mobile, they come to your home to screen and treat in an unmarked vehicle. Lex was so friendly and efficient. She had us all throughly screen and 1 treatment in under 2 hours. We were able to maintain our normal routine and have the green light to live normally with no fear of a return. I wish I used her first before using OTC toxic chemicals on my kids heads. This company will be my go to if we ever have to deal with these annoying bugs again.read more
Patricia Murphy
Patricia M.
18:12 05 Aug 19
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  • Same day appointments for urgent results with natural lice combing.
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Most lice services charge by the hour for treatments and use a flat fee for lice checks.

The hourly fee averages about $100 per hour. How long it will take depends on the thickness, texture, length of the hair and the severity of the infestation. The more hair and the harder it is to get a comb through the longer and more expensive it will be. Here’s a rough guide to how much it costs by hair type and length. For children it is usually on the low end of the range because they have smaller heads and are less likely to have colored or damaged hair. All numbers are averages and should not be expected to be accurate for all situations.

Shoulder length, straight hair and average thickness and average infestation severity: 1 to 1.5 hours. For a child it is closer to the lower end of the range.

Hair shorter than 4-6 inches: 30 minutes to an hour.

Hair down to the mid-low back: 1.5-2 hours.

Lice checks usually run from $15 to $25 and take about 10 to 60 minutes depending on hair type and length.

African american hair or similarly kinky, thick, and long hair can drastically increase the time it takes to both check and treat hair. If you have this type of hair, it is strongly recommended that you straighten your hair before your appointment to save time and reduce the pain from the comb pulling on the hair.

There are a few easy steps you can take.

  1. Detangle everyone’s hair.
    So you don’t end up paying someone else $99+ per hour to do a simple task.
  2. Get it cut shorter and/or trim the ends.
    This will reduce the treatment time and make it less likely the lice comb will get caught and cause painful pulling and slow down the process.
  3. Treat with a drugstore lice kit beforehand.
    If you don’t mind pesticides, these kits can help thin the number of live lice and ensure a successful treatment. However, if the infestation is already light, then it is an unnecessary expense.
  4. Don’t buy gimmicky devices to do it yourself.
    Lice removal takes skill, diligence, and the proper tools. Unless you are interested in spending days worth of your free time learning how to properly lice comb, you are better off hiring a professional. That’s not to say you can’t do it yourself, you can, but is it not easy and it will not be fun for you or your family because of how painful amateur lice combing can be and how much longer it will take.
  5. Don’t invest a ton of money and time on home remedies.
    Some of them can work, but not because of the olive oil or coconut oil. It’s luck and lice combing. Unless you are extremely lucky and catch the infestation very early on, it is very unlikely just slathering coconut or olive oil on your family will work. If coconut or olive oil worked, there wouldn’t be lice businesses because those home remedies are easy to find on social media or YouTube. The danger of those methods is that it can make the problem worse because you will think it’s solved, but it’s actually still growing and spreading to friends and family members. A good rule to follow with lice treatments, and life in general, is: if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
  6. Don’t wait too long to start treating.
    A few days without being treated won’t hurt, but if you go more than a week it is going to get harder and more expensive to treat. Exact numbers are hard to come by, but if one louse lays 5 eggs a day after a week that is 35 eggs. When the eggs hatch 8-10 days later the number of lice goes from increase by five each day, so about a week later you now have 36 lice. Another 8-10 days later, the new female lice start laying eggs and a small, relatively expensive problem to fix becomes much, much worse.
  7. Don’t catch it again.
    Easier said than done, but there are precautions you can take. Try to figure out where it came from. Your lice professional may be able to give you an estimate of how long you’ve had it. Use that info to think back on any camps, sleepovers, playdates you had, or family friends or others you have heard talking about it. If you think you know where it came from, talk to them. For most people it’s not the most comfortable conversation, but try to not be aggressive or accusatory and place blame – that won’t help anyone. Let them know you had it, that it’s going around, and that they should get checked and give them a suggestion on who they can call to do it. Make it as easy as possible for them.
  8. Get the usual suspects checked at your appointment.
    If you have a suspicion where it came from, see if they want to make some time to come with you to get checked and treated. This is easier with in-home lice services since your neighbors or extended family can come over or they can decide to have the lice technician go to their home and check them.

Nothing. Theses are all just different names for businesses that essentially do the same thing: get rid of lice. The real difference is the marketing. Some business prefer to present themselves as family-friendly salons while others choose a medical and more authoritative marketing angle. Which one you choose comes down to the reviews, the price, and the convenience for most people.

The main difference is obvious: one comes to you vs you travel to the other.

The real difference is in the convenience, comfort, and privacy, which mobile services win hands down. Lice removal can take 2 hours on average, sometimes 5+ hours for large families or severe cases. Spending 2-6 hours in a public facility can be very stressful for parents and children because of boredom, hunger, discomfort from the combing process and the hassle of dealing with traffic (especially when traveling to the Portland area).

By staying home, you can do whatever you want while your family is treated and aren’t stuck at a salon or clinic for the duration with nothing to do but wait. Watch tv, work, catch up on chores, help the kids with homework, the convenience factor is huge.

It is more expensive in most cases, but not always. In a public facility the lice technician might be responsible for answering phones, greeting people, running the register, etc. All this can distract from your families treatment and increase the time it takes to get you out of there. An in-home lice technician has no distractions from their job.

Most mobile services charge about the same rate as salons or clinics and have a travel fee between $50-$100 depending on travel time and distance. It’s up to you to decide if the convenience and comfort of staying home is worth the cost.

Is hiring a professional – if you can afford it. That’s the only way to get lice free in one day and get a guaranteed free retreatment if it comes back.

If you can’t afford professional, get a high quality lice comb, some LiceMD and learn how to lice comb. Do it at least once a week for a month and you should be able to fix the problem.

Unless you are willing to shave everyone’s head with a razor.

There is no process to eliminate lice that doesn’t involve combing. Even hot air devices require combing afterward because it is absolutely necessary to ensure a successful treatment.

The only real requirements are a high quality lice comb, a lubricating agent to help the comb move through the hair, and the skill and patience to go through an entire head of hair.

It doesn’t work and it’s bad for your head to be exposed to an acid substance repeatedly and for a long period of time. Your skin has a pH level of around 4-5.5. When you disrupt that balance, you encourage bacteria growth and damage the skin’s ability to regulate its moisture levels leading to acne and oily or dry skin among other potential issues.