Hello Friends, I would like to address something that comes up over and over in our shop. One question I hear A LOT is "but, if I wear hairspray the lice don't like it right, I'm safe then, right'? I wish I could tell you all this was true but it simply is not. Hair spray is NOT a lice deterrent. It goes hand in hand with the dirty vs. clean hair myths floating about.
Friends, believe me when I say lice just like hair and a warm body. Over the counter hair sprays, gels, and other various products are not in any way a deterrent to those creepy, crawly little buggers. There are OTC products that contain oils i.e. rosemary, tea tree, peppermint, that lice do not like. Even those however are NOT a guarantee that a louse will avoid your hair. But given the choice between a hair scented with something they don't like and a regular hair they MAY choose to crawl into the untreated hair. Please keep in mind a louse looking for new home will instinctively grab onto any hair it comes into contact with. and it happens with lightning speed. Especially from hair to hair and head to head.