How Effective Are Preventative Lice Care Products?

As soon as your child comes home with a notice from their school stating that lice have been spotted in their classmates’ hair, you’ll probably want to look for preventative products that can protect their head. A quick online search will reveal that there are many such products, but the question is, do they work? Well, maybe.

How They Work

Most of the head lice prevention products on the market claim to be “natural” methods of repelling the little insects. They usually contain oils like citronella, tea tree, lemongrass, and rosemary.

The Concerns

Because most preventative products contain natural ingredients, they typically aren’t regulated by the FDA. Also, they can be flammable, irritating, and even dangerous for children. There isn’t enough research available to prove whether or not they are truly effective, and the risks may outweigh the possible benefits.

What Works Better

Instead of wasting your money on potentially harmful, ineffective preventative products, teach your children how to actively avoid lice. Tell them to steer clear of head-to-head contact and sharing personal belongings, especially things like hats and hair brushes. These preventative techniques will go much further than most products you can buy.

If worst comes to worst and your child does contract lice, even if they tried to avoid them, the best thing to do is to reach out to a professional lice removal service like Lice Lifters Treatment Centers. Their two-part treatment wipes out nits and adult lice completely. Certified Lifticians will perform a thorough comb-out, guaranteeing that no insects or nits remain. Next, they’ll use their Lice Lifters Lice Solution — a proprietary, all-natural killing agent that will end all head lice activity once and for all.

Visit their treatment centers in Frisco for emergency head lice treatments. The experts there will also provide a follow-up at-home treatment with a 30-day guarantee lice will leave for good. FSA and Health Savings Insurance is accepted — call for details.

Schedule an appointment with Lice Lifters Treatment Centers today at 972-805-1308 (Frisco).

One Quick Treatment. Done! Guaranteed.

How to Prevent the Spread of Lice at Sleepovers

Picture the classic pre-teen sleepover: there’s hair braiding, pillow fights, hugs, selfies, and plenty of fun memories. Unfortunately, most of these seemingly harmless activities can contribute to the spread of lice, especially during periods of school infestations.

To prevent your child from coming home with a head full of lice after a night spent with friends, here are a few steps you can take.

Discourage the Sharing of Hair Brushes and Accessories

Lice love to cling to combs, hair brushes, hats, ribbons, barrettes, and towels. Children, especially young girls, might be inclined to share these items with one another during games of dress-up or silly pictures, but that’s definitely a bad idea when lice are present. Talk to your child about using their own hair accessories and politely declining to share.

Send Your Child With Their Own Sleeping Bag and Pillow

Lice cannot fly, hop, or jump, so if you send your children with their own supplies and encourage them to keep their bedding separate from that of their friends, you can decrease their chances of accidentally coming in contact with lice.

Talk to Them About the Importance of Avoiding Head-to-Head Contact

The biggest thing you can do is educate your child on how lice spread from one person’s head to another. If your child is more knowledgeable, they’ll make a better effort to avoid leaning in for pictures or sharing things they shouldn’t.

Unfortunately, no matter how much you try to prevent sleepovers from leading to the spread of lice, sometimes it still happens. In those cases, everyone who attended the sleepover should seek help from a professional lice removal service like Lice Lifters Treatment Centers. Their treatment method eradicates adult lice and removes their eggs (nits).

Certified Lifticians will comb-out the child’s hair to ensure no nasty insects or nits stay behind, and then apply their own Lice Lifters Lice Solution, which is a proprietary, all-natural killing agent that will end all head lice activity without the use of harmful chemicals.

If your child has lice, schedule an emergency head lice treatment at either of their two treatment centers, located in Frisco. Lice Lifters will also provide a follow-up at-home treatment with a 30-day guarantee so lice will leave for good. Open Monday- Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday by appointment only.

Call today to schedule an appointment with Lice Lifters Treatment Centers at 972-805-1308 (Frisco).

One Quick Treatment. Done! Guaranteed.

Do Most Products Kill Both Lice and Nits?

When lice first make a visible appearance in your family, your initial instinct is probably to grab a product from the store that will eliminate them quickly. However, experience shows that many lice removal products are ineffective, as well as costly.

The real problem with products? They aren’t a one-stop solution to getting rid of lice. Most products need to be used at least twice to truly eradicate the little pests, and even then, they aren’t guaranteed to flush out all the head lice. Why? One word: nits.

When lice infest a head, they don’t just cause itching or other symptoms: they also lay their eggs among the roots of human hair. So, when you use a store-bought treatment to remove the adult insects from the scalp, it doesn’t remove the unhatched eggs. You must use a nit comb to manually remove nits from the hair shaft. Treatment shampoos will not kill the nits. Therefore, once the next batch of head lice grow up, they’ll start the infestation all over again. This usually takes about a week, and if you aren’t careful, the nit-to-adult lice cycle can repeat itself over and over again.

The best way to ensure that both the nits and the lice are removed? Seek help from a professional lice removal service like Lice Lifters Treatment Centers. Their two-prong treatment wipes out adult lice and destroys the eggs they leave behind. Certified Lifticians use a thorough comb-out technique to ensure no adult insects or nits stay behind. Then, they use a treatment with their own Lice Lifters Lice Solution — a proprietary, all-natural killing agent that will destroy all head lice activity immediately without the use of harmful chemicals.

Visit either of their two treatment centers, located in Frisco, for emergency head lice treatments. The experts there will also provide a follow-up at-home treatment with a 30-day guarantee lice will leave for good.

Call today to schedule an appointment with Lice Lifters Treatment Centers at 972-805-1308 (Frisco).
One Quick Treatment. Done! Guaranteed.