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 »

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 »

Identify head lice in your hair by looking for adult lice or eggs with a magnifying glass, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Live lice are difficult to find and may require a medical profession... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »