Do I have Head Lice?

Do I have Head Lice?

Lice are little pesky creatures, and even though they can’t fly or jump, they are determined to

stay around. Knowing the signs of lice and what lice look like is crucial knowledge to knowing

how to properly get rid of lice.

How To Check For Lice

Here at Lice Clinics Houston, we do offer lice checks, but if you do not have the time, here’s

some steps to help you know the proper way to check for lice yourself:

1. Make sure to wash your hands before you start. (Gloves are OK too)

2. Next, create a part in the hair with your fingers or a comb, so that you can clearly see the

person’s scalp.

3. While making parts in the hair, it is time to see if there are any little lice running around. Lice

are around the size of a poppy seed and are usually brown, black, or a darker color. Lice move

very fast in the hair. A flashlight will probably help your finding them a little easier.

4. The next step is to look for the nits. The nits are the lice eggs. They are very small little white

clusters that are on the hair strands very close to the scalp. There may also be some near the

nape of the neck or behind the ears and crown of the head. Sometimes these are easier to find

because they are stationary. A lice egg will need to be pulled off the hair by pinching hard and

pulling it all the way to the end of the hair shaft. If it can easily flicked away it is not an egg.

5. To get rid of the lice and the lice eggs, the best method is to seek professional assistance at

Lice Clinics Houston. At Lice Clinics Houston, we have the proper and most effective equipment

and professional Terminator combs to make you lice and lice egg free. A one-time treatment is

all you need and then you’re back to your daily life.


After checking for any signs of lice, and then unexpectedly finding some, the question pops up

“what should I do now?” The first thought you have might be to go to a local pharmacy and pick

up some over-the-counter products. Unfortunately, lice have become resistant to the chemicals

that are in those products. They were not very effective in the first place, but now they aren’t

effective at all. The best thing to do is to get professional help. The best lice treatment out

there is with Lice Clinics Houston and our AirAlle device. This treatment uses heated air that

kills both lice and nits without having to use toxic chemicals. Following the AirAlle we apply our

100% dimethicone oil to finish off any remaining bugs and then we do a thorough comb out to

remove both the lice and the eggs (nits).

Lice Clinics Houston in Houston, Texas

Catching lice can be a very stressful time, here at Lice Clinics Houston, we want to help you

however we can. We have the best lice treatment on the market that can make your worries

disappear. If you are interested contact us at 281-783-3929 and make an appointment at one of

our 6 clinics serving the greater Houston area in Baytown, Beaumont, Cypress, Houston,

Kingwood, Pearland.

Schools Without Lice

At Lice Clinics Houston, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States.

We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program.

Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources,

and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!