The egg stage and the adult stage are the most distinctive stages in the nit life cycle progression. During their egg stage, they are attached to the hair shaft one half of an inch above the scalp. This stage lasts for 10 days. These eggs, or nits, are not easy to remove and may appear to be unaffected by the chemicals that can be found in pediculicides.
The most common treatment used for removing nits is a fine-toothed comb. Removing nits is very painstaking, as it can take very long to remove them one by one. These combs have very tightly spaces teeth which helps to pull the nits from their place. This task will be more difficult if the child has long or curly hair.
The adult stage is the second distinctive stage in the nit life cycle. The newly hatched eggs produce nymphs. Nymphs need to eat within the first hour, or they will die. Once fed, their color will start to turn darker, and they will then start to mature. Adult lice can produce up to 6 eggs per day and can live an average of 30 days.
Compared to nits, adult lice are easier to kill and eliminate. When looking for lice infestation treatments, be sure to check how long the treatment will take. If your chosen treatment works for only a week, prepare yourself to do it over again and to do it for a longer period of time, as you now know how the nit life cycle works.
Home Remedies Just Don’t Work.
Smothering lice with mayonnaise or olive oil will not work either. Lice have a breathing system that is also protected by this hard exoskeleton. We have had people tell us, their child slept with a head of mayo for 8 hours. This is a waste of time!
There are people who give advice online to put kerosene and mouth wash on your child’s head. THIS DOES NOT WORK, AND IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS IN EVERY WAY! Do NOT put these types of products on your child’s head. It can burn their scalp, their eyes, and cause hair loss.
Imagine, if lice can produce six eggs per day for 30 days, they can definitely create an epidemic in just a week. To properly stop the nit life cycle, you should come up with the best possible treatment that works for you. There are various natural lice repellent products available that can provide you with lots of benefits, when it comes to preventing lice.
Here at Comb It Out Lice Removal Salon we use natural Lice Repellent Products containing essential oils such as rosemary, eucalyptus, lavender, tea tree and peppermint. As much as possible, avoid using treatments with harmful chemicals as these can be dangerous, especially in children. Comb It Out Lice Removal uses Fairy Tales products for a natural approach, as it is safer and often more effective in preventing lice. We also use a special nits comb to help you remove nits that are stuck to the hair shaft.
If you are not very familiar with any of these natural preventative products, be sure to ask one of our Comb It Out Lice Removal Specialist first to suggest the best natural Lice repellent product for you. Call us to book an appointment, ask a question, or come in for a free dry lice check at 925-849-6496 and visit our website at http://combitout.com