Discover the truth about using hair dye to get rid of lice. Can hair dye treat or prevent a head lice infestation?

If you have head lice, chances are you want to get rid of it and fast! 

Is Lice Back Again?

Lice have become immune to everything that used to work in the past. Perhaps you remember your mom using a typical lice treatment and that doing the trick. But the new strain of head lice is no longer killed by those treatments, that’s why lice today are termed by people, “super lice,” because they can’t be eliminated with treatments that used to work. 


Many people with lice are stuck in a “never-ending lice cycle” that looks like this…

You discover lice, you spend hours treating, nit-picking, house cleaning etc.You think it’s gone for a few weeks…But, then it’s back again!

Sound familiar? This cycle will repeat over and over again until you change what you’re doing.

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You may have heard that hair dye might kill lice. Is it true?

This article answers the following questions:

Does Hair Dye Kill Lice?

Does Hair Dye Kill Lice Eggs?

Hair Dye and Lice Review

Can Dyeing Your Hair Prevent Lice?


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Theresa is a lice expert with years of experience curing children of lice. She currently works with government agencies and non-profit organizations to help children with the most severe head lice infestations in the US.

Originally trained as a Registered Nurse, she changed specialties to study lice. Later, she opened a lice treatment center where she perfected the PRO technique she teaches in the Get Rid of Lice Like A Pro online course. She now works helping those struggling with lice around the world.

She is the creator of mmsanotherstage2019.com, one of the top lice informational websites in the world and she teaches parents around the world how to get rid of lice in less than a day in the Get Rid of Lice Like a Pro online course.


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