Lice can affect people of any race or ethnicity, including Black individuals. The misconception that lice only affect certain hair types is untrue.
Black hair, which often has a different texture and structure, might make it slightly more difficult for lice to move around or lay eggs, but it doesn't make Black individuals immune to lice.
Lice adapt to various hair types. While they might prefer certain hair textures, they can adapt to survive and thrive in different environments, including textured or curly hair.
The treatment for lice—using medicated shampoos, combing with fine-toothed combs, and thorough cleaning of personal items.
Certain hairstyles or hair treatments within Black communities, like braids or certain oils used, may have some impact on lice prevention due to the structure or products used.
Understanding that lice infestations are not about race but about biological factors and transmission helps in proper prevention and treatment.