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Lice In Blonde Hair: How It Looks Like and What To Do With It

Lice In Blonde Hair: How It Looks Like and What To Do With It
Created on 
March 27, 2017
Updated on 
October 9, 2020

In most hair, lice thrive because of their ability to blend in with the hair. They are also very tiny which makes their detection even more challenging. Lice eggs (nits) easily camouflage by taking on the color of the strands of hair on which they were laid. Generally, however, blonde hair is the easiest color in which to identify lice and their eggs (nits). If you, a family member, or friend has blonde hair and you discover a case of head lice and you are wondering what to do with it, you need to get rid of it. To accomplish this, we recommend an all natural treatment process that removes all of the eggs and bugs from the hair, coupled with a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the entire life cycle of the bug. By doing this, you will be able to get rid of lice the first time.

Do Lice Like Blonde Hair?

There are many ideas about what kind of hair lice like. Some believe that lice are drawn to dirty hair, or that they prefer the hair of specific nationalities over the hair of others. Because it is easier to spot lice in blonde hair, some people even believe that lice like blonde hair and are drawn to it more than to other hair colors. That is false reasoning. Head lice in blonde hair are no more prevalent than in hair of all other colors, so when it comes to hair that is blonde lice do not prefer one over the other. In fact, lice just like hair. While some hair types and grooming regimens help to repel lice, if you have hair on your head, you can get head lice – no matter what color your hair is.

What Does Lice Look Like In Blonde Hair?

As mentioned previously, it is easier to detect head lice and their lice eggs in blonde hair than in other hair colors. The reason for this is that lice is brown so the lighter background of blonde hair offers a greater contrast from the dark color of the bugs. Lice nits (eggs) are made up of translucent shells that encase a brown baby louse (singular form of lice). Again, when provided with the contrast of light hair, lice nits in blonde hair show up more prominently than when found on brown hair. You may feel like this puts you at a disadvantage if you or a family member you are responsible for has blonde hair, but this actually puts you at a greater advantage and increases your chances of getting rid of head lice more easily the first time. Consider this, because you are able to see these bugs and eggs more prominently than would be the case with other hair colors, you have an advantage because you will be able to detect lice eggs an earlier stage. This advantage enables you to eradicate a head lice case more easily because the earlier a case of head lice is discovered and treated, the easier it will be to get rid of them.

Lice In Blonde Hair

See for yourself. You see here a picture of a louse and blonde haired little girl. Imagine if this bug made its way to this person’s head. While it is tiny, it would be difficult for it to camouflage in this color of hair.

Pictures Of Lice Eggs In Blonde Hair

In these pictures, you see a nit after it has been removed from the hair, and a lice infestation on blonde hair. You can clearly see the eggs that are present in blonde hair. If you know what you are looking for, it is unmistakable. All of those tiny little brownish black dots on this hair are lice eggs (nits). If you were to treat this person and miss an egg, you will more likely see it than if it were in brown hair; you can then remove it. Once removed from the strands of hair, lice eggs cannot re-attach to anything and cannot survive if they hatch.

lice eggs nits in blonde hair visible
lice egg camouflage blonde brown hair dark spots on hair

 

 

 

How To Look For Lice In Blonde Hair?

If you are wondering how to identify lice in blonde hair, how to check for lice in blonde hair is exactly the same as checking any other person with a different color hair for head lice. It is recommended that when you suspect that a case of head lice is present, you do not waste your time looking for bugs. Yes, they are easier to identify in blonde hair, but they are also mobile, tiny and run from the light. The lice eggs (nits), however, are stationary. As you have seen, nits show up prominently in blonde hair. Some people believe that nits are white and therefore blonde hair makes the nits harder to find. In fact, this is not true.

head lice attracted to blonde hair myth not true

Nits show up as brown, as the brown bug inside is visible through the translucent shell. If you are seeing white specks in the hair and they flake off, that is likely dry scalp or Other debris. If you see sticky white things in the hair, those are most likely product residue or DEC plugs which are exudate from oil glands. Again, nits appear brown and blonde hair offers a good canvas upon which to identify them. In order to see the nits, it is important to shine a bright light on the head, even when searching in blonde hair. The brighter the light, the more it reflects off of the translucent shell of the nits. Bringing the person outside to the natural light also helps to make the nits more visible. Focus your efforts toward the base of the hair strand where it connects with the scalp as lice eggs are laid within ¼ inch of the scalp. While these eggs can be laid on the strands of hair anywhere on the head, they are more commonly found in the warmest parts of the head, like the base of the skull and behind the ears.

If you find a case of head lice, call LiceDoctors at 800-224-2537. A lice specialist will come directly to your home and perform an all natural lice treatment that is effective even against the dreaded super lice because all of the live bugs and visible eggs are completely removed. This treatment has a 99.6% success rate and comes with a 30 day guarantee. Your technician will also show you a follow up treatment that is hassle free and will ensure your case of head lice is completely eradicated, no matter what color your hair is!

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