A parents worse nightmare…head lice! How does it spread and how-to prevent.
Good morning beauties! Some of our kids will be starting school this week, and I know this is an embarrassing subject to discuss, but it is one of the most important, head lice. Many of us have had the scare of an outbreak of head lice at our children’s daycare or school. How many were thanking the hair gods that it wasn’t your child that had it? Now, I don’t want to freak anyone out, but I thought I’d share some quick information about these little buggers.
How do they spread?
In the past, we were told that lice would jump from person to person. Now, we know that they crawl! They can live up to 36 hours off the human head and on clothing and other materials such as helmets, combs, headphones, etc.
How to prevent lice?
It is essential to never share combs, ponytails, hats, scarves, coats, blankets, and pillows. When taking your kid to daycare or preschool, make sure that they have their own cubby’s. If you want to take it a step further bring a large plastic bag for your children’s things to go in. If your child is in grade school, remind them that personal items are not to be shared. Another step to take in lice prevention is to perform a daily head check. It is a simple process where you look through the hair. I like to do this during bathtime. There are hot spots where the lice want to live. They are behind the ears, along the part line, and at the base of the neck.
What is the best treatment to use if head lice hit your home?
I hope that none you have to ever go through the frustration of head lice. If you do, I HIGHLY recommend Fairy Tales Lice Good-Bye Survival Kit. This treatment does not contain any harsh chemicals or pesticides. Meaning, you can use it over and over again without harming you or your child. The Lice Good-Bye contains yeast enzymes that help dissolve lice and sticky knit glue. I recommend that you pick up this kit and keep it in the back of your closet. You may never need to use it, but it is always great to have on hand.
I want to thank Fair Tales Hair Care for providing me with all of this information and if you are needing further information about head lice head on over to http://www.fairytaleshaircare.com