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The Facts of Lice

  • Head lice thrive equally in warm and cold climates.
  • Head lice cannot live and breed in or on “things” or “places” i.e. furniture, carpets, cars, movie theaters, airplanes.
  • Head lice do not live on pets.
  • Head lice never jump or fly, they only crawl.
  • Hair Genies will help you avoid one of the top 3 reasons children miss school.
  • Longer hair is more likely to attract head lice.
  • Head lice cannot travel to other parts of your body.
  • On average, lice cannot survive off of your head for more than 24 hours.
  • A nit cannot hatch off of a human head.
  • Home treatment head lice shampoos are much more toxic than the ones used in our salon; many strains of head lice are immune to toxic chemicals sold over the counter and if it does work, only adult lice get killed, they do not affect nits or young lice-nymphs.