Any mention of the word lice is sure to give every parent a case of the heebie-jeebies—with good reason! Once those pesky critters have entered your home, it’s hard to get rid of them. The best way to combat lice is to do everything you can to prevent your child from getting them. Here are our 5 best tips for lice prevention:
5 Ways to Prevent Lice
Use a lice prevention product-
Use great products like the Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel line. Instead of treating lice these products will help to stop the infestation before it even happens. This line uses a blend of natural ingredients, such as citronella, rosemary and tea tree oil, to repel lice while detangling and conditioning.
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Teach Children good prevention habits
Lice don’t fly and can only spread through head to head contact or sharing things like hats and brushes. Teach your children good habits like not sharing objects that touch their hair with friends and to avoid any head to head contact while playing.
Do routine checks
It’s important to do regular checks for lice and nits throughout the school year. Catching lice early can make treatment much easier. Do a comb through with a lice comb to check for the presence of any nits at least once a week.
Keep Hair Tied Up
The less opportunity for lice to grab onto your child’s hair the better. Keeping longer hair tied up in a bun or ponytail can help to stop lice from latching onto any strands. Even braids can help keep hair away from the critters.
Lice like Clean Hair
Lice prefer to attach themselves to clean strands of hair. We’re not saying to skip bath time all together, but even adding a bit of product like gel or hairspray can make your child’s hair less appealing to lice.
Taking these precautions should greatly reduce your child’s risk of getting lice. Be sure to check out our lice 101 guide for even more great lice prevention info. Come into our salon and check out our great lice prevention products today!