Does Bleaching Your Hair Kill Head Lice?

Does Bleaching Your Hair Kill Head Lice?

It seems like a great idea at first. You've read the list of aggressive sounding chemicals on the back of the box, and you think to yourself 'this has to work'. Unfortunately bleaching your hair just isn't enough to take care of a head lice infestation.

Using Bleach to Kill Head Lice

For years people have been using bleach to kill head lice. The problem is hair dyes are not enough to treat lice. Head lice can close off their bodies and stop breathing for several hours, protecting themselves from the effects of the bleach. It only takes 45 minutes to an hour to bleach hair depending on the length and thickness. Hair bleach contains strong chemicals like hydrogen peroxide, ammonium persulfate, and stearyl alcohol. Unfortunately, these chemicals still do not guarantee to kill all louse and will not penetrate the hard casings of nits.

How to Treat Head Lice

Instead of using DIY options to treat head lice and nits it is better to try professional treatment. Over the counter treatments and DIY treatments often don't remove the entire infestation, like hair bleach and dye. At The Lice Removal Clinic our signature AirAlle treatment uses no harsh chemicals to treat and kill all lice and nits. We use heat to dehydrate lice and nits a signature mix of natural oils to leave hair lice free.

Don't waste time bleaching and damaging your hair, let the professionals treat head lice effectively for you! For head lice advice or to learn more about our head lice treatments check out our blog and website! Lice Clinics of America has successfully treated 650,000 cases. The company has over 300 clinics in 35 countries, making it the world’s largest network of professional lice treatment centers. Lice Clinics of America - Pearland is located at 4420 Broadway Street, Pearland, Texas 77581 and is open Monday - Sunday by appointment. Call 281-746-6397 or email or visit for more information or to schedule an appointment.