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does straightening your hair kill lice as well?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: If the lice are caught in the straightener - yes, but more likely they will be near the scalp along with the eggs and the devise will likely not get that close (although the adjacent heat might work). Still i would say - not guaranteed.
Answered on Mar 27, 2017
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