What Else You Should KnowAccording to Monica, many stylists have trouble with lice misidentification (dandruff and oil buildup are commonly mistaken for lice), so here are the characteristics you should look for:
They’re always tear-drop shaped.
They always sit on one side of the hair strand.
They are always uniform in shape and size (this means every particle in the hair will look pretty much the same, whereas with dandruff, the particles will be different shapes and sizes).
They are not always milky white—they can range in color from almost clear to almost black.
They must be pried off the hair strand—they don’t easily slide or pull off.