Lice Salon – Frequently Asked Questions

Will a salon cut hair with lice?2020-06-12T16:07:13-07:00

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.
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Does dying your hair kill lice?2020-06-12T16:05:34-07:00

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.

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How long does it take lice to multiply?2020-06-12T16:06:23-07:00

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.

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How much does it cost to get rid of lice at a salon?2020-06-12T16:04:06-07:00

How much does it cost to get rid of lice at a salon?

Most lice salons charge $99/hour for treatment and you can expect the average adult with shoulder length hair to take 1.5 hours, which equals $148.50. 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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Does listerine, dawn, apple cider vinegar, or lysol kill lice?2020-06-12T16:02:59-07:00

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.

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Can hair salons remove lice?2020-06-12T16:06:47-07:00

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.

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Do hair dryers kill lice?2020-06-12T16:05:03-07:00

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.

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I called as soon as I heard about this company! They were very helpful in answering any questions I had. They conveniently traveled to our home. Not only was Lex quick and efficient she was educational and gave us piece of mind. By the time she... left... We were lice free:) I’d highly recommend Lice Charmers!!!read more
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We discovered lice on a family member, and immediately knew we needed a Leo to completely rid of them ASAP! We called Lice Charmers, and Lex was in our home within the hour! She completely got rid of all lice in two members of the family. She... searched a few others, which were in the clear. She was very easy to talk with and very professional! Highly recommend if you live in the Portland metro area.read more
Jenna Folds
Jenna Folds
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Lisa Volk
Lisa Volk
No one wants to hear their child say, “I think I have lice!” But when it happens I highly recommend calling Lice Charmers! After a simple google search Saturday (@ 5:00pm) for lice treatment near us I found Lice Charmers & spoke with Lex on the... phone. She was able to come to our home in Lake Oswego the next morning & check/treat the entire family. Quick, efficient, thorough. My family is so thankful to have found Lice Charmers.read more
Alison Heath
Alison Heath
We had a great experience with Lice Charmers and would highly recommend them for anyone dealing with a possible infestation. Very professional, experienced, fast, and efficient. They definitely know what they're doing and are great with all kinds of... kids!read more
Leah Smith
Leah Smith
Lice Charmers got me in quickly and only charged for the time they spent with me. The service was super friendly and informative also.
Loren Chasse
Loren Chasse
When the after care program at my son's school sent an email home about lice being present on another student, I was nervous that my kids had it. I'd heard so many tales of woe around lice from my friends and didn't want to risk multiple rounds of... infestation. I wanted a professional opinion. I called Lice Charmers and spoke to Lex. She was able to see us all the same day at their SE private clinic. Prior to our appointment, she gave me advice on how to treat our home and the protocol for informing close friends and school, if necessary. When we arrived for our appointment, Lex was friendly, informative and professional. She was able to examine all three of us without causing any discomfort and in a short amount of time. It turns out that is was a false alarm but I am so glad that we went to an expert to alleviate my worries and be on the safe side. If we ever do experience a lice outbreak, I will 100% give Lex and Lice Charmers a call. I've already told my friends and coworkers about our awesome experience.read more
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