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FAQs

Q:  How did my children contact head lice?

A:  It is easier than you think to contact head lice. It is a common misconception that head lice prefer “dirty” homes or children who display poor hygiene.  Statements, like that, are simply untrue.  You will find head lice infestations in practically all homes with young children.  Head lice do not discriminate.  They spread very easily, with minimal contact between children.  It is common to see lice spread in school class rooms, as young children play with each other, share combs, hair clips, hair scrunchies, hats or even pillows in preschools.  Sometimes, lice will spread despite our best efforts to contain the spread.  The number of reported head lice infestations seems to grow exponentially during the hot and humid months.

Q: Can adults have head lice? A: Although, head lice are most prevalent with children ages 40-11, they can infest any person of any age.  Often, family members of the infected child will develop infestations as well. When one person discovers head lice, in it is wise to treat the entire family at the same time to avoid re-infestations.

Q: Are head lice contagious? A:  No, head lice are not a contagious disease; the lice, themselves, spread from person to person.

Q: Do head lice carry diseases? A:  Head lice do not carry vector diseases (contagious diseases).  To this day, there is a stigma attached to head lice, but rest assured, head lice do not carry contagious diseases.

Q: Can I keep head lice from staying in my home? A:  It is really difficult to “keep lice out” of homes or schools, as they can spread so easily.  But, there is some good news: head lice can only survive without a human host for a short time, usually, no more than a day.  They cannot live in carpets (like flees), pillows or bedding (like bedbugs or dust mites) without feeding off a human host.  This information is very significant, as it is key to breaking the cycle of infestation.   If we can treat our hair successfully, we can quickly and easily eliminate head lice.

Q: What can I do to make sure I don’t bring head lice home?  A:  Head lice can only transfer person-to-person by physical contact.  It is imperative that we don’t share hats, hairbands, scrunchies, brushes, combs, hair pins, hair nets, wigs, etc.  We discovered our product through personal experience at a summer theater school program, where within a matter of a few weeks, almost all children contacted head lice, because they shared the same hair bonnets and hair styling tools in the theater program. (One person did not contact head lice, making us wonder what was unique about this person.  Our personal quest to identify the difference – which turned out to be her hair care products – lead us to our discovery.)

Q: My kids came home with head lice. Now what? A:  This is really not the end of the world.  The truth is, most children will come home with head lice at one point in their lives.  The good news is: head lice are easy to “get rid of.”  With our product, you will be able to eliminate live head lice in a matter of minutes.  Our product is easy to use, safe and affordable.  By applying it, like hair gel, you will be able to eliminate all live head lice in minutes.  For the louse eggs, you have two choices: you can leave our gel in your hair, and the dried solution will form a physical barrier in the hair, cutting off oxygen transfer to the nymphs in the eggs, suffocating them; or, you can simply reapply our gel every week to make sure you kill all nymphs that hatched. So, even if you find eggs in your child’s hair, a quick weekly application of the gel would certainly eliminate all hatching head lice.  By reapplying the gel weekly, you can ensure breaking the head lice cycle, as it takes approximately 21 days for head lice to mature.