Hair Nits and Head Lice Life Cycle

On this page you will find pictures of all the stag

es in development of head lice - from nits to adult lice. Understanding the life cycle will help you get rid of nits with Nit-Nurse.

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O DAYS: The lice egg (nit) is laid on the hair shaft.

6-7 DAYS: After 6-7 days the young louse hatches.

8-9 DAYS: 2 days after hatching the young louse has it's first skin moult.

11-12 DAYS: 5 days after hatching the louse has it's second moult.

16-17 DAYS: The third moult is 10 days after hatching. The louse is now an adult.

17-19 DAYS: The male and slightly larger female begin to reproduce.

19-32 DAYS: The female lays her first eggs 2 days after mating. She produces 4-8 eggs daily for the next 16 days.

33-35 DAYS: The louse dies but the cycle continues.