Body lice, close relatives of head lice, die when exposed for 5 min to a blow dryer delivering air at 50Â°C. Researchers in Salt Lake City, USA (Brad M Goates and .
We are often asked by parents in Fairfield County if heat will kill lice and nits.. They called us in a state of frustration and asked why the heat wasn't killing the lice and nits (lice eggs). It is important to know that nits have a very hard, protective shell that a hair dyer or clothes dryer heat can not penetrate.
The treatment of human head lice infestation is a process for removing head lice parasites from human hair. A standard home blow dryer will kill 96.7% of eggs with proper technique. To be effective, the blow dryer must be used repeatedly .