Lice FAQ

Common Questions

1. Can my pets get lice?    

No, lice are “species specific”. Dogs and cats cannot get lice from contact with humans. 

2.  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 after lice treatment, depending on the sensitivity. Continued itchiness could be caused by over-combing of the scalp during lice treatment,  with a nit comb, reaction to a new hair product, or “just thinking about it.”

3.  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 Apple Attack Lice Treatment shampoo, 1 to 2 times per week for 2 to 3 weeks (gestation period for lice).       

4.  Why is a natural, enzyme based shampoo better than Rid or Nix?

Recent studies show the chemicals in Rid and Nix have extremely low success rates.  Coco Loco Lice Treatment 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. They cannot build up a resistance to our enzyme like they can using a chemical treatment like RID or NIX.

5.  If my son gets head lice, can’t I just Buzz Cut his hair?

NO! If you buzz cut his head (cutting the hair with clippers to a length of less than ½ inch), the hair is TOO SHORT for us to effectively comb off the eggs during a lice treatment! The louse eggs are laid VERY close to the scalp. The NitNabber (World's Best Lice Comb) needs at least about half an inch of hair to pull nits off. Please don’t ‘buzz cut’ 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.

You typically get lice from HEADS...not THINGS.

7. My child has lice; I’m embarrassed to tell my family and friends. Who should I tell?

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, and lice treatment if necessary. See our Lice ID card for more answers to lice questions.

8.  I think I found something suspicious on my child’s head, what should I do?

Use the NitNabber Lice Comb to check. Continue to use our Coco Loco Lice Treatment Spray or  Apple Attack Treatment Shampoo twice a week for two weeks (lice gestation period). We are not able to do complementary rechecks. Our follow-up protocol has worked for thousands of people and it will work for you, too.

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 with the NitNabber Lice Comb, so that lice don’t continue to spread among family members. Itchiness from lice only affects about 50% of the people, so it’s very possible to have a lice infestation without being itchy, which needs lice treatment.

10. I can’t afford to have my whole family professionally treated. What should I do?

We suggest purchasing our Coco Loco All Natural Lice Treatment Spray and our patented NitNabber Lice Comb.  Better yet, get our Total Nit Survival Kit, which has EVERYTHING you need for lice treatment at home. Continue using Coco Loco All Natural Treatment Spray at least twice a week for 2-3 weeks, or until no more lice or nits are visible when you wipe the comb on a baby wipe or damp paper towel. We have an EXCELLENT 10 minute tutorial video

to answer ALL your lice questions and teach you how to check and treat a lice infestation at home


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