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Drowning Head Lice—Is That A Thing?

April 14, 2018

Drowning Head Lice—Is That A Thing?

Drowning Head Lice—Is That A Thing?

Drowning Head Lice—Is That A Thing?

April 14, 2018

Not many living, breathing things on the earth that live on land can survive underwater. With that in mind, have you ever wondered why people don’t just drown lice? Submerge their heads underwater and let the lice detach from their hair or drown?

Well, lice can drown sure. But the host will have to drown first. And the host is the human, just so we’re clear.

Confused? We’ll tell you all about why drowning does NOT work.

Of Amazingly Annoying Adaptable Survivors

Here are a few things you need to know about head lice and nits in terms of their relationship with water. Lice, particularly adult lice, while susceptible to drowning, can “hold their breath” for up to 8 hours underwater.

One research reveals that lice, when submerged at certain temperature, can even survive up to 14 hours.

Think you can submerge your head that long? We didn’t think so.

Also head lice cannot simply float off. Maybe you lose a couple of lice when you take a shower or submerge your hair in a bath, but he rest stay put. Lice have tiny claw like ends on their feet, adapted to the texture of human hair, which makes them capable of clinging on with unbeatable stubbornness.

Nits obviously cannot drown. Safe in hard, sticky shells, the larvae stay nice and cozy and very much unaffected by water. The shells are in fact impervious to a number of things, from chemicals to lack of air.

Beating the Bad

Needless to say, drowning is off the list of lice treatments. Fortunately for you, lice are strong but not invincible. If you want a safe and natural lice treatment, cancel your plans to go swimming and book a professional lice removal instead.

The lice salons of Lice Master hold the key tools to rid your hair of lice effectively, with absolutely no toxins or chemicals involved. With the help of our trusty, high-grade nit combs and natural products, our lice specialists are able to extract every critter and nit from your hair in a one-time appointment. Our technique is 100% effective, and you’ll exit our salon lice-free and happy.

We promise that there is no holding your breath or turning yours or your child’s scalp into a shriveled prune involved!

Call us today at 800-748-9451 to book an appointment. We offer both salon and at-home lice removal services throughout Kendall.

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