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Super Lice: Everything You Need To Know

Super lice are here! Recent outbreaks around the country have countless people searching for how to get rid of super lice. It’s important to know that the “old tricks” for getting rid of lice don’t work with super lice. These insects have evolved to become resistant to over-the-counter lice treatments. At Lice Lifters locations around America, we’re helping our customers get rid of lice for good. Take a look at what you need to know about super lice to be prepared!

What Are Super Lice?

Super lice are parasitic insects that stay alive by feasting on human blood. Your scalp is the perfect home for lice! In addition to being warm and protective, the human scalp is also a perfect supply point for human blood. Super lice are prolific breeders. Adult female lice continuously lay eggs that stick to the hair shaft with a sticky substance. While you may try to wash, comb, or heat your hair to kill lice, it’s nearly impossible to get rid of a lice infestation without professional help. First, lice are experts at hiding in your hair. That makes combing them out very difficult to do without the right equipment. Think a long, hot bath will kill lice? Think again! Lice are also expert swimmers with the ability to hold their breath for hours.

Super lice don’t look any different from ordinary lice that resemble pale sesame seeds. In fact, this is part of the reason behind why they are so difficult to kill. It’s easy to get a false sense of security after treating lice using over-the-counter remedies. However, lice will remain active in your scalp to continue to cause painful, disruptive itching until they’re stopped. There’s also a good chance that this false sense of confidence will cause you to continue to spread super lice to friends, family, and anyone else who crosses your path.

It’s possible that up to 98% of lice infections in America today are caused by super lice. Like “super bugs” that evolve to resist antibiotic medications, super lice have evolved to resist traditional lice treatments. The symptoms of super lice are identical to the symptoms of ordinary lice. These are the clues that you need super lice treatment:

  • An itchy, irritated scalp.
  • A sensation that something is crawling around your scalp.
  • Swollen lymph nodes.
  • Visible lice and nits (lice eggs).

Some people develop painful sores caused by constant scratching in reaction to the persistent itchiness of lice. It’s possible for these sores to become infected by harmful bacteria. It’s also common for people to simply feel irritable and restless when being pestered by lice. Even lice symptoms that simply seem “annoying” for now shouldn’t be ignored. Some people suffering from long-term, untreated lice develop anemia caused by blood loss.

How Do You Get Super Lice?

Super lice can be transmitted from person to person in hundreds of ways. Many people are surprised to learn that lice don’t fly. In reality, they don’t need to fly in order to effortlessly move from victim to victim. Lice simply use all forms of direct and indirect hair-to-hair contact to travel. That means that you can contract super lice every time you hug someone, sit closely with someone, or brush up against someone. It’s even possible to get lice from someone you’ve never touched. This is called secondhand hair-to-hair transmission. It happens any time an object or surface that is infected with lice comes into contact with your hair. These are the common ways people contract lice:

  • Sharing combs and brushes.
  • Sharing hats, scarves, headphones, and similar items.
  • Sharing pillows or blankets.
  • Piling coats, hats, and scarves in a classroom or home.
  • Sitting on a plush surface that was just used by someone with lice. Think of waiting rooms, bus seats, plane seats, and similar settings.

Lice can infect any person of any age. However, it’s a well-known fact that lice breakouts are more common among kids between the ages of 3 and 11. The simple reason why is because kids in this age group tend to be in close contact at daycare facilities, schools, and playgrounds. Of course, kids can easily spread lice to parents, siblings, teachers, and more.

How Do You Treat Super Lice?

This is exactly the type of question we answer for our clients every single day at Lice Lifters locations across America! There are many myths about what can kill lice. Homemade oils, ointments, and wraps simply don’t work. Even time-tested over-the-counter medications are completely irrelevant in the aftermath of the rise of super lice.

The first rule of treating super lice is to assume that all lice are super lice. There’s no way to know if your lice outbreak will respond to traditional lice treatments because there’s no way to tell lice apart with the naked eye. That’s why we throw everything we have at lice here at your local Lice Lifters. At our lice removal clinics across America, we employ trained lice technicians capable of performing “head checks” that confirm your lice outbreak. Next, our lice technicians use our patented metal lice-lifting comb to carefully separate each hair strand to remove lice and nits from the shaft. We then apply our exclusive lice-killing formula to eradicate all remaining lice with a 99.9% success rate. There’s no need to be apprehensive about bringing the whole family in for lice treatments. Lice Lifters uses a safe, all-natural lice-killing formula. We’re so confident that your super lice will be gone for good that we offer a 30-day guarantee.

How Did They Become Resistant to Pesticides?

There’s no denying that the rise of super lice is concerning. At Lice Lifters, our clients frequently ask us why super lice have become such big problems in recent years. There’s actually a twofold answer.

Overuse of Pesticides

As pesticide use has increased around the world, insects and pests have responded by evolving to become resistant to common pesticides. While this isn’t just a lice problem, super lice are quite advanced when it comes to evading treatments that used to work. In fact, common over-the-counter lice treatment used to successfully kill between 80% and 90% of lice up until just a few decades ago. Unfortunately, many people wrongly believe that these default treatments are still effective enough to get rid of lice because they aren’t aware of super lice.

Lack of New Pesticides

While we know that lice have evolved to survive pesticide treatments, the science community is at a bit of standstill with these insects. No newer pesticides have been developed to address super lice. Of course, knowing that there’s an all-natural, safe treatment offered by Lice Lifters means that you don’t have to worry about trying to use harsh chemicals and pesticides to get rid of your family’s lice problem.

What Can You Do About Them?

You don’t have to live with super lice just because old treatments don’t work on them. In fact, continuing to live with lice without taking action can put your household on the road to painful, persistent scalp infections. Take a look at what you can do about super lice.

Natural Remedies

Do natural remedies for super lice work? It’s a mixed bag. While some people swear by home lice remedies, the research to support their success isn’t necessarily there. People will often recommend essential oils to kill lice. Adding oils to your scalp to treat lice usually just results in oily lice.

One natural lice remedy that has some merit is the wet-comb method. Wet-combing involves wetting the hair before using a fine-toothed comb to work through each strand of hair to remove individual lice. Lice Lifters sells the official Lice Lifters Nit Removal Comb used in our salons. Made of tempered steel, this comb has a unique spiral micro-grooving that helps you get underneath every egg. The best part is that the teeth on the comb can be boiled for sterilization to help prevent future transmission.

Prescription Treatments

While some prescription lice treatments might help to curb ordinary lice breakouts, super lice are generally resistant to all lice medications. The only lasting way to get rid of super lice is a professional salon treatment that kills both lice and lice nits. Lice Lifters does both by stunning lice before killing them with our exclusive shampoo and conditioner treatments. Our lice pros also manually remove all lice nits burrowed in the scalp to provide you with a 99.9% success rate that’s backed by a 30-day guarantee!


How do you get rid of super lice?

Super lice are resistant to lice medications and treatments. Only killing and removing all lice and lice nits can end super lice.

Can you get lice even though you shower every day?

Absolutely! Personal hygiene does not change your odds of catching lice. Lice can also easily survive showers and baths.

What are the most effective measures against head lice?

A professional salon lice treatment at a Lice Lifters location kills 99.9% of head lice.

What’s a good over-the-counter product to treat nits/lice?

Over-the-counter products are not capable of killing super lice. A salon treatment at Lice Lifters is the best way to treat lice. Lice Lifters also sells its exclusive shampoo and conditioner to the public.

Get the Best Super Lice Treatment in America

What is super lice treatment supposed to do? It’s not a true treatment unless it can kill up to 99.9% of super lice. Over-the-counter medications and natural remedies that only kill some lice are completely ineffective because lice hatch eggs every few days. While you may get temporary relief, lasting relief can only be found by professional salon treatments for lice removal offered at your local Lice Lifters. Book your appointment today!

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