Picky Pam at the Beach
Professional Lice Treatment Salon
1. Is there a guarantee?
Yes. You will be clear when you leave our salon. We are happy to provide a school clearance certificate. Because lice are contagious, we can’t guarantee that you won’t be reinfested. Prevention, on your part (follow-up shampoo on day 4,8, & 12, braids & buns, notifying circle of friends, etc.), is extremely important to prevent a reinfestation. We are not able to do complementary rechecks. We do have an after hours option for rechecks by appointment ($35 per person ).
2. Why is your treatment shampoo better than Rid or Nix? Or Does your product kill “Super Lice”?
Yes! Our SuperLice Solution Apple Attack and Cherry Bomb Treatment Shampoo is a natural enzyme-based treatment that dissolves the exoskeleton of a louse and kills them. Lice produce an enzyme in their bodies to get rid of their outer shell, as they grow and our products use their own biology against them. Lice therefore cannot develop a resistance to the enzyme as they have in a chemical treatment. Recent studies show the chemicals in Rid and Nix have extremely low success rates and that "Super Lice" or "Mutant Lice" are now in 48 states.
3. Can my pets get lice? No, lice is “species specific”. Dogs and cats cannot get lice.
4. I’m still itchy, why? The itchiness is an allergic reaction to the saliva of the bugs feeding. It could take up to a week to subside, depending on the sensitivity. Continued itchiness could be caused by over-combing of the scalp with a nit comb, reaction to a new hair product, or “just thinking about it.”
5. My daughter wears her hair in a braid or a bun every day, we use prevention spray, and I clean and vacuum every day. How could she get lice again? Chances are your daughter is in close contact with someone who may have a severe case of lice, and might not be aware of it. Keep using the SuperLice Solution Treatment shampoo, 1 to 2 times per week for 2 to 3 weeks (gestation period for lice).
6. My son/daughter plays sports and they sometimes share hats or helmets, is that how my child got lice?
Head to head and hair to hair contact is the most likely way to spread lice. Not sharing any hair or head accessories is a good habit to help prevent any possibility of spreading lice.
7. My child has lice, I’m embarrassed to tell my family and friends. Who should I tell? Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a script on an easy way to let people know about lice. It’s important to notify everyone in your close circle to prevent a re-infestation. Most people are grateful that they were notified and can get their child checked for lice.
8. I think I found something suspicious on my child’s head, what should I do? Even if you were here recently, continue to use the Absolute Clear Treatment Shampoo twice a week for two weeks (gestation period). Please use the shampoo GENEROUSLY, not sparingly! For tutorial on proper use our shampoo, click here.
9. My daughter was treated recently, no one else in my family is ‘itchy’. Should I have them checked anyway?
We highly recommend checking everyone in the family so that lice doesn’t continue to spread among family members. Itchiness from lice only affects about 40% of the people, so it’s very possible to have a lice infestation without being itchy.
10. I can’t afford to have my whole family professionally treated. What should I do? We suggest purchasing Apple Attack Lice Treatment Shampoo and a Terminator Nit Free Comb. Go to our website: www.LiceFreeKids.com/tutorials, and watch the 4 minute tutorial video. Continue to shampoo and comb, twice a week, until no more lice or nits are visible when wiped on a baby wipe or damp paper towel. We suggest twice a week for 2-3 weeks. Be sure to use PLENTY of conditioner, when combing at home.
11. When do you use the heated air treatment system? We use the heated air treatment system on moderate to severe cases, if a customer has more than 3-4 adult bugs, and/or more than 100 eggs/nits present. We use it to kill newly laid (microscopic) eggs/nits.
How to notify friends and family about lice
Whether it's a text, email, phone call or face to face . . . here's what we suggest:
"Hi Diana, It's Pam, Lauren's mom. I have some news. There has been an outbreak of lice in our circle. We are clear however the woman at the Lice Salon said it is very important everyone in our circle get checked with the nit free comb. There is a short video on the website www.licefreekids.com that shows how to do it. Only 40% of people with lice itch! Just looking through the hair is not enough. You can buy the nit free comb on Amazon for $15 or at Ulta for $25."
Do not get into details about the number of eggs, nits, adults etc... Don't use names or make it personal. Make it clear that unless everyone in the circle gets checked with the nit free comb, you risk getting it again and again.
Picky Pam's is happy to do free head check but they are by appointment only.
FAQ after treatment