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Do lice prefer unkempt hair?

Whether you have big curly hair or short spikes, wash your hair once a week or three times a day, everyone can get lice. The fact that the bugs settle in your hair or that of your children has nothing to do with poor hygiene or greasy hair. So what are they attracted to? We give you an overview of the possible causes.
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Nothing to do with hygiene!

Lice move through hair-to-hair contact, making children especially susceptible to infection. While playing with their friends – no, they don’t jump! – the critters crawl from one head to another. Lice do not prefer unhygienic or greasy hair.

Lice are indeed more attracted to hair with a high static charge. When the static attraction of hair is reduced, the chance of infection automatically decreases. That’s why Elimax’s anti-lice shampoo and lotion contain LPF® or Lice Protection Factor, a combination of ingredients that reduces the electrostatic charge of the hair and emits a smell that humans can’t detect, but lice find very unpleasant. This makes the hair less attractive to lice and protects your children’s scalp!

The Elimax lotion or shampoo kills lice and nits and keeps new lice away. Just pick up this innovative product from the pharmacist around the corner.

Lice don’t like greasy hair, but… they like warm spots

Lice therefore do not tend to choose neglected hair. But do they perhaps thrive better in long hair? We can reassure you here as well. Lice feel at home on any scalp and seek out the warmest spots: behind the ears and in the neck, as close to the scalp as possible. Deciding to cut your hair off in a hurry makes no sense! What does help is to keep an extra eye on these spots and treat them well.

Put your hair in a braid

Those with long hair who wear their hair down are more susceptible to lice. Long hair comes into contact more easily with infected heads and there is also much more hair surface to crawl on. Therefore, it’s better for your child to wear their hair in a braid or in a ponytail to school – especially if there is a lice alert. This does not make the chance of infection nonexistent, but it does make it much smaller.