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.
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