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Month: August 2014

Alison Silver Spring, MD

Allan and Karen were great. We discovered the lice when we were out of state. After never having been to their business before, Allan spend 20 minutes on the phone walking me through the initial treatment. We returned twice for comb outs and they were completely thorough. I have told all of our friends about our great experience.

Head Lice and Hair Dye

Head Lice and Hair Dye

Advice on lice specializes in the treatment and removal of head lice and nits in the DC, MD, and Va. areas. A commonly asked question here at Advice on Lice is does hair dye kill Head Lice. Well we have always said that there is no guarantee but felt dying your hair does create an unfriendly environment.

This week a 14 yr old female client confirmed our opinion.  Her parents scheduled a Rid shampoo and comb out at our office.  Once seated in our salon chair we noticed an abundance of nits in her hair. Keep in mind she had not been treated with any type of lice killing shampoo. We applied the shampoo according to our method and expected to find multiple head lice combed out as we combed the Rid in her hair. Only one baby bug was found. After rinsing the shampoo and beginning the nit removal process we found many nits and no lice. I commented on how beautiful her natural highlights were and she responded “thank you but they are not natural”. She then told us that she had her hair dyed and highlighted two days before. The puzzle was solved. I commented to the mom that the reason we were not seeing more head lice was probably due to the fact her hair had been dyed. After completing the comb out process we counted 70-80 nits and only the one baby bug which probably hatched after the dye was complete. What have we learned? Hair dyes definitely create an unfriendly environment and definitely do not kill the eggs.

My advice?  No matter what you do to kill the lice you must keep combing with a lice comb to ensure all the nits are removed.

Allan Franco

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Jackie Kelleher Washington, DC.

From the summer when my daughter was entering 4th grade and on, we have come to rely on Advice on Lice the few times she has gotten lice. The first time she got lice, my inexperience proved costly with time as it was weeks before we made any improvement with the lice…which was all due to the Advice on Lice staff. They were amazing in their advice on how to combat these pesky critters! From then on, everytime we encounter lice, we immediately call Advice on Lice for help! They are great.

E.P. Bethesda, MD.

It took time to get an appointment – who knew this was such a booming business! I always thought the Lice Lady was an urban myth. Quite the contrary!! They were worth the wait and worth EVERY penny! What a breath of fresh air to find someone who is not interested in taking advantage of such a yicky situation, and instead is interested in helping cure the problem and teach you how to prevent it going forward. What a great service!!!