There are many remedies out there to rid your hair of lice and nits, some being more time-consuming and challenging than others. You might have heard that using a flat iron is one of those remedies. In this article we will explore that remedy and help you to become a little more ‘in the know’ about head lice.
What are Lice and Nits?
What are the Symptoms of Head Lice?
- Specks. The appearance of tiny sand-like specks in the hair which would be the nits.
- Itching. This is a reaction to the saliva from lice bites, usually behind the ears and on the nape of the neck.
- Bumpy rash. A rash can develop due to scratching and irritation.
Head Lice Treatments: Giving Them the Boot
Some of the more common ways are:
3. Prescription medicines such as benzyl alcohol at 5%, or dimethicone lotion:
Will a Flat Iron Kill Head Lice and Nits?
For example the PROFESSIONAL FLAT IRON by Jolie Amour goes up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Be careful not to hold the flat iron on your hair for too long! While your goal is to kill the head lice and nits, you do not want to burn your hair at the same time.
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