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How Do I Prevent Lice From Hatching?

Lice eggs are so small you would never know if they hatched or not.

The only way to prevent them from hatching would be to remove them with a good metal nit comb, or your fingertips. Nits are laid by the mother and attached with a glue she formulates, to sit on the hair shaft.  The glue is so strong that they won’t simply fall off; they have to physically be removed!

Nits will not fall off the hair shaft on their own – they need to be combed out or they will stay on the hair as it grows.  So if you have very long hair, old nits (empty, already hatched eggs) or no longer viable nits (eggs with bugs that will never hatch), could be left in hair for years. Since products like KaPOW! or LiceMD treat lice by killing off the lifecycle of the actual bugs, we really don’t have to worry about the nits and if there are hatching.

Whether the nits are hatching or not we need to remove them all together. Nits left in the hair from an old infestation can be confusing to a new head check like at the start of camp or from the school nurse. If they see nits present they must assume that person has an active case of lice. By removing the nits you are ensuring a clean head with no confusion.

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Our KaPOW! Lice Battle Kit has everything you’ll need defeat lice — and ward them off in the future. The KaPOW! Battle Kit handles 4 to 8 treatments and includes: KaPOW! Lice Attack Solution, a KaPOW! Nit Remover Comb, KaPOW! Lice Defense Spray and includes step-by-step instructions on how to perform a head check, complete the lice treatment, and prevent lice in the future. You save when you buy the bundle and we guarantee it’s 100% safe, non-toxic, and effective.