Lice nits can be identified by their color, shape and the way they adhere to hair, states BabyCenter. In many cases, nits resemble dandruff flakes, but unlike dandruff, they cannot be easily removed from the hair with br... More » Beauty & Fashion Hair

There are three types of lice that affect humans: head lice, skin lice and pubic lice. However, as the name suggests, only head lice affect the scalp, according to Healthline. It should be noted that head lice may also b... More » Health Insect & Animal Bites

Hair dye does not kill lice. Dye has no effect on lice at any stage of their life cycle. There is some anecdotal evidence that indicates that bleaching one's hair kills adult lice, but it does not seem to have any effect... More » Beauty & Fashion Hair Hair Color
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To identify head lice, spend five to 15 minutes carefully combing through hair with a fine-toothed comb. Look for lice as the comb is drawn through the hair. Head lice look like tiny grey and brown insects and are about ... More » Beauty & Fashion Hair

Lice eggs, also known as nits, are tiny yellow, brown or tan dots that lie on hair shafts close to the scalp. They cannot be removed by regular brushing or shaking of the head. Lice eggs hatch within one to two weeks aft... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Fleas & Bedbugs

Lice eggs, also called nits, look like small sesame seeds, and they are attached firmly to the hair. Dead lice eggs stay afixed to the hair and remain in the hair if they're not removed properly. More » Science Biology

Lice and nits are visible to the naked eye, so parents can spot them by parting their child's hair and carefully examining each section with a fine-tooth comb and magnifying glass, KidsHealth states. Children may also sc... More » Health Conditions & Diseases