How To Be A Nit Picker



  • The most common places for nits (eggs) will be the nape of the neck and behind the ears. Lice prefer these areas because they are dark and moist.
  • Nits will look like sesame seeds that have a slight shine to it. They adhere to the hair shaft about a quarter of an inch from the scalp. They will be difficult to remove with your fingers as they are glued to the hair shaft.
  • Nits hatch in 5-7 days.
  • There are a lot of things in hair that people will often mistake as nits. Things like dandruff, sand, hair product build-up and even food crumbs.
  • Nits are not found in eyebrows, eyelashes or beards.
  • Nits need body heat to incubate. They won't hatch off the head.

Combination of lice and nits.


Object in the middle is not a nit. The two outer objects are nits.


These objects are not nits.

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