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Post Lice Hair Treatment: Can I Shampoo After Lice Treatment and Other Answers to Popular Questions

Post Lice Hair Treatment: Can I Shampoo After Lice Treatment and Other Answers to Popular Questions
Created on 
April 10, 2017
Updated on 
November 18, 2021

Often, when a family deals with their first head lice infestation, there are many common questions that come up. After getting rid of head lice, families want to be careful to ensure that they do not do anything that would cause a reinfestation, so they ask many questions regarding head lice removal. Prevention is very important, so whether the child's head has very long hair, or if the child's hair is relatively short, there are practical ways to keep from potentially getting lice in the future from an infested person your family members may have close contact with.

How Long After Lice Treatment Can You Wash Your Hair?

When can I wash my hair after lice treatment? After lice treatment can you wash your hair? Our technicians report often fielding these questions. With our protocol, yes, you can wash your hair. After other chemical treatments “can I wash hair after lice treatment?” isn’t so straightforward. We recommend in these cases, following the instructions on the box.

Can I Use Regular Shampoo After Lice Treatment?

With our protocol, we recommend using a mixture of dish soap (like Dawn) and regular shampoo to wash your hair after lice treatment. In addition, using a shampoo with lice repellent in it, like LiceDoctors Peppermint Lice Shampoo, can help ward off future infestations.

How Long After Lice Treatment Can You Use Conditioner?

With the protocol used by our technicians, using conditioner after you wash your hair is fine. However, after other lice treatments, such as chemical treatments, the question “Why can’t you use conditioner after lice treatment” is best left to be answered by the company providing that product.

How to Get Rid of Greasy Hair After Lice Treatment?

With lice treatments containing oils, clients are often concerned with the appearance of greasy hair after lice treatment. Oils can be difficult to remove with regular shampoo, so using dish soap or a clarifying shampoo will take care of that.

Can You Go Swimming After Lice Treatment?

With the all-natural lice removal process provided by a LiceDoctors technician, swimming after head lice treatment is perfectly fine! Many of our clients choose us because of the limited amount of interruption to daily routines and activities. Of course, wash any oils out before you go!

Can I Dye My Hair After Lice Treatment?

Yes. After treatment with a LiceDoctors technician, just ensure all of the treatment product is out of the hair before doing so. If you are concerned, we recommend asking your cosmetologist can I color my hair after lice treatment?

Bleaching Hair After Lice Treatment - Is It Possible?

Yes, you can bleach your hair after lice treatment from a LiceDoctors professional. As mentioned, be sure that all of the treatment product is removed, and consult your cosmetologist to see if they have any additional requirements before your appointment.

Can I Get a Haircut After Lice Treatment?

Yes, as long as whatever treatment option you choose targets all of the bugs and nits in the hair. If your hairstylist finds any remaining eggs she will turn you away, as she is not allowed by law to treat lice-infested hair.

Can I Blow Dry My Hair After Lice Treatment?

Blow drying hair after lice treatment is actually part of the lice removal process with LiceDoctors, so yes, it is safe to blow dry your hair after lice treatment.

Can I Use Flat Iron After Lice Treatment?

Yes, you can. Be sure that all of the lice treatment product is washed out of the hair in line with any instructions that were provided to avoid damage to the hair, then you can use a flat iron after lice treatment.

How Long After Lice Treatment Can You Wash Your Child's Hair?

When can I wash my hair after lice treatment? After head lice treatment can you wash your hair? Our technicians report often fielding these questions. With our protocol, yes, you can shampoo. After other chemical treatments “Сan I wash hair after head lice treatment?” isn't so straightforward. While we do not advise you to apply over-the-counter or prescription lice medicine or shampoo because lice are resistant to the chemicals that they contain, if you choose to go that route, follow the instructions on the lice medication printout from the pharmacy or creme rinse lice medicine box.

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Other Tips on How to Prevent Lice After Treatment

We receive many questions regarding lice prevention after an appointment, like “Can you use coconut oil after head lice treatment?” or “Should I cut my hair after lice treatment?” Here are a few of our recommendations:

  • Continue with whatever follow-up is recommended by your technician, doctor, or instructions on the lice remedy you have chosen. Skipping this important step can result in a head lice infestation starting all over again, especially if all of the head lice and lice eggs (including live lice) are not removed from the hair shaft.
  • Keep the hair tied up in a bun or braid with hair accessories, if long enough, to minimize the contact area for rogue head lice bugs.
  • Apply a repellent product like LiceDoctors Mint Repellent Spray to repel head lice.
  • Keep the hair artificially dirty with mousse, hair spray, or gel to make it more difficult for head lice to get a grip on dry strands. Remember the bugs want to get to the human scalp as they can enjoy a blood meal several times a day.
  • Other essential oils that repel live lice are tea tree oil and rosemary oil - these can be used as effective repellent. Be sure to contact a doctor in case of an allergic reaction.
  • Use a special nit comb (metal lice comb) to regularly check for lice and nits. The earlier an infestation is detected, the easier it is to treat.
  • It may be prudent to contact your child's school or school nurses to advise them of an infestation in your home. If the case of head lice came from your child's chool, the school nurse will likely check the classroom so other cases of lice can be detected and eradicated.
  • Head lice live on the head, not in the home. It's not necessary to machine wash bed linens, including pillow cases, in warm water or hot water, and fumigant sprays can be harmful. Focus on the human head where the head lice feed! Also, you do not need to upset your child by removing stuffed animals if you use our protocols.
How to Prevent Lice After Treatment

Conclusion

We will get rid of this case of head lice with one treatment and follow-up protocol that will remove nits and kills lice, all the head lice! A second treatment is not necessary. You'll be provided with instructions on how to kill newly hatched lice that will end the life cycle of the bugs. In addition, you'll be provided with tips on how to prevent head lice going forward. LiceDoctors lice removal will not stop you from completing your daily hair care routine or any other activities, as you have read above. If you have any other questions, call us at 800-224-2537 to speak with a dispatcher who can schedule your appointment with a local lice professional today!

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