Q&A’s About Happyheads Head Lice Treatment
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- What are head lice?
- What is a nit?
- Head lice and other human lice
- Natural vs. chemical treatment
- Removal service vs. do it yourself
- To tell or not to tell
- How to check for head lice
- 24-hour action plan for head lice
- Head lice removal video
- Where to buy Happyheads
Q: Is Happyheads® Bye-Bye Lice® Nontoxic Treatment Shampoo effective for use as a head lice prevention method?
A: Yes! When used as directed and on a regular basis (once a week in lieu of your
child’s regular shampoo), Happyheads® Bye-Bye lice® Nontoxic Shampoo will actually PREVENT a
head lice infestation! Because the eggs, or nits, laid by lice need about 7 days to hatch, and
the new bugs need about another week to become old enough to lay eggs themselves, you’ll
always be ahead of the lice life cycle by using this
natural head lice treatment on your
In addition, our Scootie-Cootie products which are infused with 100% pure essential oils of tea tree, peppermint, lemongrass and lavender, leave hair soft, tangle free, conditioned and fresh smelling…but not to cooties! Used on your child routinely, along with Bye-Bye Lice Nontoxic Treatment Shampoo once a week, Happyheads® pesticide free lice shampoo shampoo is the perfect weapon to keep lice off of your child’s head! So skip the chemical head lice remedies and protect your family the safe way.
Q: If my child has head lice, can I shampoo and comb thoroughly one time only and be done?
A: No! It is imperative to follow a 2-week maintenance program to be certain that lice are eradicated. Even after a thorough combing (1 to 3 hours on long or thick hair), it is possible for 1 to 2 percent of the implanted nits to still be in the hair. These remaining nits will cause a new cycle of lice, if not removed by follow-up combing. The removal process takes two weeks and includes washing your child's hair with the safe head lice shampoo every 3 to 4 days during this period. Happyheads® chemical free lice shampoo will kill any newly hatched bugs.
Q: Do I have to hire a cleaning service or scrub my house from end to end in order to remove all the lice?
A: No! A good vacuuming in all the bedrooms and on all the upholstered furniture is enough, along with washing all the bedding in hot water and drying it in a hot dryer. You don’t have to go crazy because head lice cannot survive off their host (the human head), for more than 48 hours. Therefore, they are not crawling around your house. They don’t want to leave their host and will only do so (without intervention), to transfer to another head. It is also good to note that head lice do not jump or fly. They travel very slowly off the human head.
Q: Is it true that head lice are more prevalent in people who do not practice good hygiene?
A: No! This myth is misleading. Head lice actually prefer clean hair! They can grip clean hair shafts better and move more quickly, and attach eggs more easily to fresh, dry hair. So, the greasier the better for avoiding head lice! We recommend using hair gel and hair spray to “dirty” the hair and deter to head lice.