Below are pictures of nits (lice eggs), which are the signs that we are looking for. The actual louse is hard to see because they move really fast and blend in. When you try to look again it’s gone.
Picture 1 Picture 2
Picture 1 is how nits may look on some really light hair (they appear like black oval dots). Picture 2 is also light hair but the nits have the color that we are all used to seeing, (which is a pearly colored oval shaped nit). Picture 3 is how a nit looks on an individual hair strand. Picture 4 and 5 are what they look on darker hair.
Please note that the pictures show a lot of nits on the head and will not be the case when spotting a nit(s) on our children. Lastly, lots of us have dandruff. If it is white, flaky and moves it is NOT a nit. Nits do not move. Run your fingers through the individual hair strand and you will feel a bump and still see it in the same place.