Lice Removal FAQ

Lice Removal FAQ

What are nits attracted to?2020-06-12T16:19:34-07:00

What are nits attracted to?

Nits are lice eggs and are glued to the hair shaft and do not come off easily. Nits are not attracted to anything since they don’t move.
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How long can lice live in carpet?2020-06-12T16:21:56-07:00

How long can lice live in carpet?

After spending 8-24 hours off a head, without feeding, head lice will dehydrate and die. Any nits that fall off the head are unlikely to hatch and if they do, they will die very quickly unless they can feed,

Unless you are rolling your head around on the carpet, you are not going to get head lice from there.
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How long does it take to get rid of lice?2021-04-30T22:49:42-07:00

How long does it take to get rid of lice?

It depends on how you treat them and if you check and treat everyone that might have them.

Here are the ways to get rid of lice from fastest to slowest.

  1. Shaving everyone’s head. It’s the fastest, but also very unpleasant.
  2. Hiring a lice service is the second fastest way to get rid of lice. When we finish your treatment you are lice-free and 100% non-contagious.
  3. If you can get a doctor’s appointment quickly and a prescription and it works on the first try, you should be lice-free in a week or two.
  4. Buying a kit and manually combing everyone’s head with a high-quality comb will take you at least two to three weeks to be absolutely sure you are lice free, but you should check once a week afterward to be safe.
  5. Home remedies are a gamble and may make the problem worse because you will think it’s gone, but it is still there and steadily getting worse as the lice reproduce and spread to more people.

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Can mayonnaise kill lice?2020-06-12T16:20:36-07:00

Can mayonnaise kill lice?

If mayonnaise could consistently kill lice, why would there be any lice products, prescriptions, and lice removal businesses?

Think carefully before you attempt this home remedy. Every article that recommends mayo also recommends combing with a lice comb because lice combing gets rid of lice. Mayo may suffocate some of them, but you won’t get the nits and probably won’t get all the adults. When lice can hold their breath when submerged in water for more than 8 hours, mayo is not going to do much.
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Can head lice live on pillows and sheets?2020-06-12T16:29:46-07:00

Can head lice live on pillows and sheets?

It is possible for head lice to live on pillows and sheets for about 8-24 hours. After that, they will be too dehydrated to generate the saliva they need to feed and will dies. They do not burrow into beds or pillows.

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What is the best treatment for lice?2020-06-12T16:27:55-07:00

What is the best treatment for lice?

The best treatment is fast, effective, affordable, convenient, and healthy.

Compare all the time and money lost trying to do it yourself: the cost of a lice comb and products, lost wages from missed work, lost daycare days you already paid for, childcare for missed school days, and hours spent combing on irritated children, hiring a service will be the best option.

If you simply can’t afford it, I recommend buying a lice kit, a high quality, metal lice comb, and learning how to comb for lice and manually removing all lice and nits.

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How do you get rid of lice quickly?2020-06-12T16:30:29-07:00

How do you get rid of lice quickly?

  1. Identify who has it and who doesn’t by checking everyone in the household or getting a professional lice check.
  2. Treat everyone at the same time using a lice service, a drugstore lice kit and combing everyone’s hair, or combing with hair conditioner. If you choose to treat it yourself, you will have comb through everyone’s head multiple times until there are no signs of lice.
  3. Wash your sheets and pillowcases in hot water or put them in the dryer or high for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Optional: bag up anything that can’t be washed and has contacted an infested person’s head and leave it for 48 hours. Vacuum the headrests of your furniture and car. Lice rarely spread from these objects, but it is possible.
  5. Continue checking for lice once or twice a week for three weeks to ensure it is gone and no one was reinfested.

The fastest way to get rid of lice is to hire a service to do it in one appointment.
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Do lice like clean or dirty hair?2020-06-12T16:27:10-07:00

Do lice like clean or dirty hair?

Lice do not care if hair is clean or dirty. They are bugs that evolved to live on heads of all kinds and eat blood to survive. It’s not worthwhile to anthropomorphize head lice or label people as dirty or clean because they were unlucky enough to get head lice.
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Can you get lice from a quick hug?2020-06-12T16:25:04-07:00

Can you get lice from a quick hug?

Yes. If you are worried, get a professional lice check and you’ll have peace of mind instead of fretting about it. Lice spread primarily from head-to-head, or hair-to-hair, contact.
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Can a hair dryer kill lice?2020-06-12T16:24:13-07:00

Can a hair dryer kill lice?

It is unlikely you will completely eliminate head lice using a hair dryer without damaging your scalp or hair in the process. Even professional services that rely on heat devices with carefully calibrated temperature and airflow manually comb for 30-60 minutes or more after they use the device. If you are tying to treat lice on your own, get a professional quality metal lice comb, some hair conditioner, and start combing regularly.
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What can I spray on furniture to kill lice?2020-06-12T16:21:26-07:00

What can I spray on furniture to kill lice?

Unless they are body lice, they will die within 8-24 hours without spraying anything. Your best option is to vacuum the furniture, concentrating on the headrests.

Spraying listerine on your furniture is a great way to damage or ruin your furniture and won’t kill head lice. Don’t do it.
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Services Offered:

Lice Charmers has head Lice Removal options for families in need. Lice Charmers does Lice Treatment that is fast efficient and guaranteed. Lice Charmers is a Lice Clinic for professional treatment of lice, super lice, and nits in a single appointment.  Call us if you’re looking for lice removal near me or lice treatment near me.

Jill Sweney
Jill Sweney
Quick to schedule and accommodate my family. Effective from what we can tell so far. Expensive but not as much as some other places in the area. Friendly technician.
jason
jason
We had several consecutive lice warnings at daycare and so we decided to take our toddler here for an inspection. They were really accommodating, informative, and all around provided great service.
Alisha Bender
Alisha Bender
Long story short .....AMAZING service. My teenager keeps sharing her brush at school & got lice. She has really long hair & so I decided to Google lice removal and man are we happy we found Lex! Discreet, but safe location! Super knowledgeable & while I hope we never have to deal with this again, we'd happily return.
Chelsea Epstein
Chelsea Epstein
We had a great experience going to Lice Charmers. Sydney was the best!!! I didn’t know about lice charmers when I first discovered lice and spent the first 48 hours trying to shampoo and comb myself and my two kids. A friend told me about lice charmers and I wish I had gone straight to them!!! They were very efficient, but also patient and understanding when dealing with my younger son. They answered all my questions about how I manage all the bedding, stuffies etc. And the best part, we left lice free!! We went two weeks ago so I can confirm we stayed lice free too! Well worth the money to feel peace of mind to move on with life and not be stuck worrying if we still had it.
Jacob Lear
Jacob Lear
Excellent service that gets the job done the first time!
Cosmo
Cosmo
Sydney was great. Loved talking to her. Happy the life is gone :)
Kaitlyn Imboden
Kaitlyn Imboden
Was so grateful for the piece of mind and tips on prevention! She did a great job. :)
Ashley Teitelman
Ashley Teitelman
I am SOOO grateful this place exists!!! Sydney was absolutely WONDERFUL in every way … she took so much time to educate me and I left feeling relieved of my anxiety and MUCH more knowledgeable about head lice and how it spreads! The best $40 I ever spent for peace of mind, a wonderful service & accurate information. Would recommend this place (and person!!!) to anyone in need of a head check/ treatment. Thank you Sydney for calming my anxiety and giving me what felt like a scalp massage!!!!
Emily Barrett
Emily Barrett
Nothing about lice is pleasant… but Lice Charmers in Beaverton was! Light, bright, kid friendly, clean, positive, and totally helpful to the whole family. Whew. What a relief! Highly recommend their rapid, responsive services and quality treatment to be declared (so happily) “lice free”!
Sarah Rushford
Sarah Rushford
Very kind with my anxious daughter, easygoing, thorough, and reassuring, clean, quiet, and relaxing salon.
Julie McDonald
Julie McDonald
No one wants to find lice on their kid’s head (let alone their own)…so if you want to know for sure, get that head checked!!! After learning that 2 other daycare kids had lice, we needed to know & Lex found some baby lice on our heads. We’re so glad we caught them before they became a bigger problem. Lex was so great with my 2 year old, who loved the scalp check and hated the heat treatment. The heat treatment felt great to me! I shared this resource with other daycare parents and got additional peace of mind that we could get ahead of this little outbreak.
Kathryn Gordon
Kathryn Gordon
If/when you hit the ‘lice’ square on the old kiddo bingo card do yourself a favor and go see Lex at Lice Charmers in Renton. Lice is stressful but it doesn’t have to be. Do not waste your time with at home treatment — it’s bound to come back. Lice Charmers can check for and treat lice, and is SUPERIOR to doing at home self treatment. Highly, highly recommended.Lice started making its way through my son’s daycare class. I wasn’t seeing any on his head when doing dry checks, and he wasn’t itching, but I called to see what kind of availability they had just in case. Conor answered and gave me a wealth of information over the phone so I felt confident doing a wet check with a nit comb at home that night. I thought I found a few nits but wasn’t totally sure so I called the next morning. I was able to book a same day appointment.Lex is great with kids — my 3.5 year old is usually nervous at appointments and he did amazingly. His check and treatment took about 40 minutes. Plus there were lots of different things for him to play with while I received my treatment too. (Side note — the treatment honestly felt amazing, and for a busy mom of 2, it was basically a spa day head massage)My husband and our infant daughter also came in that same evening. If everyone in the household is checked and cleared, the treatment is guaranteed for 30 days. Knowing we were leaving lice-free, and that my son can return to school the next day is incredible. They can also provide a return to school clearance letter if you request it.It’s a total game changer to have a professional take care of the lice. Plus they sell the oil they use and if you apply it for an hour once every 7-10 days it prevents any future infestation which is key since it’s likely going to keep going in waves through his class for a while.To not have to deal with treating and picking them all out is such a relief. The lice were SO hard to see. THANK YOU, Lex!
Rebecca Cherry
Rebecca Cherry
We were recommended to Lice Charmers by friends who used them. Connor got the infested child scheduled same day. My child reported liking the people because they were fun and asked fun questions. My child warned me that there’s a machine that looks scary but feels really nice and warm on your head. I met Melanie the next day. She was kind, straight forward, relaxed, thorough and gentle as she did my head check. Fortunately, she found nothing but sadly that meant I missed out on the scary looking but nice feeling machine.
Janet Mendez-Santiago
Janet Mendez-Santiago
I can't recommend Lice Charmers enough! Sydney was incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and reassuring throughout the entire process. Not only did she effectively eliminate the lice problem, but she also provided valuable tips for prevention. The facility was clean, comfortable, and child-friendly, making the experience as stress-free as possible. Thank you, Lice Charmers, for your exceptional service and expertise!
Tayler Sullivan Anderson
Tayler Sullivan Anderson
Melanie was super pleasant and very professional. She made our less than ideal situation a lot better. We had fun conversation while she did a great job. Would highly recommend! You’re awesome Melanie!
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