Your Lice Boutique™ specialist will thoroughly check you/your children’s head to determine if head lice is present. Many of our phone calls are from people who have been made aware of a head lice case or outbreak in their close community or classroom and they want to know for sure if they are lice free!
We encourage folks to call The Lice Boutique™ for a professional head check as soon as they are made aware of a possible exposure to head lice. Listed below are a few things to know about how to check for lice:
Knowing if you have head lice is best determined by finding a live adult louse or its offspring, known as a nymph, on the scalp or hair of a person. Because nymphs and adult head lice are very small, move quickly and avoid light, they can be extremely difficult to find. There are five “hot spots” that should be checked on the head, as these are the favorite locations that the female typically drops her eggs first.
• The bangs area at the front of the head
• The crown of the head
• Behind both ears
• The nape of the neck
If crawling lice are not seen, another strong indication that you have head lice is the evidence of lice eggs, called nits. If nits are present, they will normally be found within a quarter to half inch of the scalp and are attached firmly to the hair follicle. Nits are often confused with other things found in the hair such as dandruff, dirt particles and hair product buildup. An easy difference to remember between nits and these other things is that nits do not move! Nits are glued onto the hair shaft when the female louse lays the egg.
If and when you find anything that you think is lice related, we ask that you attach it to a piece of clear tape or wrap it in a tissue and save it in a baggie. Contact The Lice Boutique™ for an appointment and save it in the baggie until the Lice Boutique arrives for your professional head lice check!
If you are certain you have a case of head lice and are visited by The Lice Boutique™ for our guaranteed treatment, the other household members are welcome to be checked as well….for free and in the next three days. We want to be sure we do not send our newly treated lice-free client back into an environment where they might unwittingly be re-exposed to lice!