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Will bleaching or coloring my hair kill head lice the answer is …..

The process of bleaching or coloring your hair will kill any adult bugs or baby bugs on your head. I have to believe that essentially the chemicals in bleach or hair dye are mimicking a neuro- toxin, therefore affecting the neurological system of the bugs causing them to die.

The big question is what about the eggs? An egg is laid by a mature bug right next to your scalp. An egg takes approximately 7-10 days to hatch on the head. The egg is developing and incubating from the heat from your head. Premature eggs, those that have been laid less than 72 hours do not have a neurological system. So while bleaching or dying your hair may kill the eggs that do have a neurological system there will be a percentage of eggs on your head that are still viable. These eggs will continue to incubate and hatch. The nymphs will then attach to your scalp until they are old enough to reproduce and the cycle will start all over again.

At this point you can bleach or dye your hair again, and again, and again. But what will this do to your hair or your scalp? Everyone will be affected differently because we are all individual however when you are continually bleaching or dying your hair you are risking some serious side effects. Your scalp can become red, irritated, chemically burnt, and/or produce open sores. Your hair can become dry, brittle, damaged and fall out in large amounts due to over processing. Your body is absorbing the chemicals from the dye or bleach and it is being processed by your liver and kidneys.

The worst part about this treatment option is you will still have eggs attached to your hair. The eggs are never going to just fall out. They are glued to your hair. They will eventually grow out from your scalp with your hair and become visible to everyone.

You have other options! Avoid exposing your body to toxic chemicals and call us today for all natural & non-toxic head lice removal options.

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  • gia

    I had head lice I tried everything I spent over 100$what should I do

  • Samantha Connor

    Hi i need help i have head lice that i cought off my young children ive done there hair several times they don’t seem to be going i am 30 weeks pregnant and don’t want to be using any harsh chemicals what can i do thank you

  • alexis hrbek

    I’ve used vinegar once. Rubbing alcohol twice. and hair dye. nothing works. my head will be fine for a week without seeing or feeling any lice and then they r back. HELP!!!!!!!

  • vedra

    How can I get it out of my fake hair

  • Savannah Monroe

    I have lice I Just don’t have the money to get rid of them is there anything in my house I can use to get rid of lice.

    • simple

      All you really need to do is purchase a good nit comb. We recommend the Nit Free Terminator comb. They are relatively inexpensive.

  • stephanie

    Hi my names stephanie i am currently having problems with lice ive done treatment over and over nothing works i have bleached but my head is hard to comb through i need some advice

    • simple

      Hi Stephanie we are availabe to answer any questions you might have about lice removal and eradication. Our number is 949-441-0081.

  • Janet

    Please send me info. Thank you.

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