Interesting Facts

Are head lice transparent ?

Are head lice transparent ?

Head lice are transparent. This makes them difficult to detect in your hair. Once head lice have fed, they turn into a brown-red colour.

Do head lice feed on human blood?

Do head lice feed on human blood?

Head lice feed from the scalp up to 4 times a day. Once out of the hair, they won’t survive more than 2 to 3 days.

How quickly do head lice reproduce?

How quickly do head lice reproduce?

Female head lice can lay up to 10 eggs a day. The eggs are usually found near the hair root, close to the scalp. Head lice are difficult to remove. So the earlier you detect them, the easier you can get rid of them.

How many claws do head lice have?

How many claws do head lice have?

Head lice have 6 legs that end in hook-shaped claws which they use to tightly grasp the hair.

Can head lice fly?

Can head lice fly?

Head lice can’t fly! Instead, they spread through direct head-to-head contact between people. That’s why they love schools and children.

Can head lice swim?

Can head lice swim?

Head lice can’t swim. However during contact with water, they go into a state of suspended animation but remain firmly locked onto the hair. That’s why it’s possible to pick them up in pools or near the beach.

Do head lice prefer clean hair?

Do head lice prefer clean hair?

Head lice do not discriminate between short or long, or clean and dirty hair. However, they are more common in washed hair.

Does everyone get head lice?

Does everyone get head lice?

Head lice are a common problem, particularly amongst children of primary school age. The best way to avoid and deal with head lice is to check your child’s hair regularly and use an effective treatment.