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"The Shepherd Method " of Strand-by-Strand

Nit Removal

{of lice and their nits}


Thanks to the tremendous efforts of universities and dedicated researchers like Katie Shepherd with Shepherd Institute for Lice Solutions, we have access to so much more information about lice and their impact on our health than ever before. Knowledge is the best tool for fighting this pest-y situation. 

  • Head lice carries with it an unfortunate stigma that is undeserved. Education can help end that today. The presence of head lice does not indicate poor hygiene. They can infest all classes of society and can be found on any ethnicity. That being said, how we handle it is what defines us. It does not go away by itself and we mustn't ignore it.
  • While they do prefer certain hair types, allowing them to move with ease, let’s be clear, they will take what they can get! No one is immune.
  • They require blood and a warm head to live. Head lice cannot survive off of their host for more than 24 hours. Even after 12 hours of not feeding they are far too dehydrated to survive. And nits will not likely hatch off the human head. So don’t panic and burn your clothing and sheets. No need to pull up your carpet.
  • Head lice are crawlers. They cannot jump or fly. The only way to contract lice is through direct contact. Most likely head to head. They can be shared (although very unlikely) through sharing brushes or sweaters.
  • Lice cannot live on your pets or in your home. They live on your head and the heads of your closest contacts. 
  • Head lice do not travel to other parts of your body.
  • Itching is a common symptom of a lice infestation. However, those not allergic to louse saliva will not have an itchy scalp. Those allergic are estimated at about 50% of the population.
  • Most over-the-counter treatments are toxic pesticides and should not be used excessively (or at all!) Some would prefer you believe that head lice is just a nuisance, however it behooves everyone to rid themselves of it immediately. The sores caused by scratching can lead to secondary infections. Matted hair is another undesirable side effect.
  • Head lice is one of the #1 reasons for school absences. Allowing lice in your schools, as some are adopting more lax policies, may provide a posative impact on a schools overall budget, but consider the fact that it most certainly will increase the spread of head lice.
  • You cannot drown or wash head lice away. Similar to holding one's breath, they have the ability to shut down their system for up to 2 hours. The claws of the lice also allows them to clasp onto the hairshafttightly to survive.
  • Fun fact ~ Mixing blood types often ends badly for head lice!

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Head lice must be treated. It does not go away on its own!

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