Lice Salon – Frequently Asked Questions
Do hair dryers kill lice?
Yes, hair dryers will kill lice. It is difficult to do because you have to get the heat down to the scalp and work through very methodically to make sure you get every live louse before it can move from a hot section to a cooler section and dry out every nit. Be careful because it is easy to burn the scalp if the hair dryer is left in one spot for too long. For best results on your own, use a hair dryer and a lice kit and comb through with a high-quality lice comb. Otherwise, hiring a professional will be faster and safer.
Can hair salons remove lice?
Hair salons can legally remove lice and provide over the counter lice treatment products, but the vast majority do not have the skills or knowledge to do it, and most will not do it.
Will a salon cut hair with lice?
Most salons will not cut hair once they find lice. There is a lot of confusion about the rules and guidelines for hair salon and head lice. According to the Oregon Health Authority Board of Cosmetology, hair salons may provide over the counter treatment for head lice and will not be punished for doing so as long as the Board’s statutes and rules are followed. There are no rules regard cutting hair with lice, but most cosmetologists or barbers will not do it.
Does dying your hair kill lice?
It depends. If you bleach your hair first, you may kill more lice than just using hair dye by itself. It’s possible to hatched lice this way, but it’s unlikely that all the nits will die from one application of hair dye. You are better off using a lice kit from the store to kill some of them and then combing on your own or hiring a professional.
Yes, anything will die if it ingests enough of those products, but lice can survive being submerged in water for 8+ hours and are very resilient. It isn’t very healthy to leave poisonous products on anyone’s, especially children’s heads, and can be life threatening.
If you want to get rid of lice, the only proven safe and effective home remedy is manual lice combing until you remove every live bug and nit. It takes a professional about 1.5 hours to do an adult with shoulder length hair.
For someone new to lice combing and without an professional hair experience, you can expect to comb each person for about 1 hour every day for 1-2 weeks or more depending on how methodical and consistent you are to get fast results.
Many of our clients have spent that time or longer before deciding to hire a professional and get peace of mind from knowing it is completely take care of in one day.
How long does it take lice to multiply?
After reaching adulthood and mating female lice will lay about 3-8 eggs every day, which is 21-56 eggs a week, until they die after 30 or so days. An egg takes about 8-10 to hatch, another 8-10 days to fully mature and be ready to lay eggs.
How much does it cost to get rid of lice at a salon?
Most lice salons charge $100-120/hour for treatment or a flat fee between $99-199. This will vary depending on the skill of the lice specialist and the thickness, curliness, and length of the hair as well as if the hair is coarse or damaged.
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