As with most problems, a head lice infestation is best handled by preventing it in the first place. As a parent, you loathe the idea of having a school nurse report that your kid has lice or finding them on their head yourself when periodically checking. Since lice do seem to love the scalp of children aged from about 4 to 11, you might be interested in some prevention tips if you’ve got one or more kids in elementary school.
How They Spread
When trying to prevent the spread of anything, it’s helpful to know how that thing spreads. In the case of head lice, they don’t have wings or strong hind legs, so they can’t jump or fly. They do, however, have six legs that are ideally suited for grabbing onto and crawling along human hair. Because of this, lice primarily spread by direct head-to-head or at least hair-to-hair contact. It only takes a brief contact for a louse to cling onto a strand of your child’s hair, and then it has itself a new home. When it’s a fertilized female that does this, you’ll soon have a lot of head lice calling your head home. Another way they spread, though less often, is when your child shares the pillow, towel, hat, helmet, hairbrush or comb of a kid with lice.
Strategies to Prevent Their Spread
Right away, knowing how they spread gives you useful information to try to keep your kids from picking them up. Tell them to minimize situations or instances where their hair or head might brush against that of another kid. Part of accomplishing this is making sure to have any kids with long hair tie it up or back, so there’s less opportunity for it to come into contact with that of a kid who has lice.
You might also try spraying something on your child’s head that repels lice. At Lice Lifters of Frisco, we are a head lice treatment salon located in Frisco, Texas. Not only do we have the best head lice treatment in the Dallas area but our Lice Lifters Mint Detangler Spray is an excellent preventative product. Spraying it on your child’s head will not only make their hair more manageable, but lice can’t stand the scent of mint, so they’ll want to find a home on anyone else’s head.
What to Do When Prevention Fails
Let’s say for the sake of argument that kids are, well, kids and that they don’t listen to you when you tell them not to share another child’s brush, hat or comb or not to touch their head to that of another child. At this point, your focus necessarily shifts from prevention to lice treatment. Not to toot our own horn but our team at Lice Lifters of Frisco is hard, if not impossible, to beat when it comes to the best head lice treatment centers in Dallas.
Head Lice Treatment in the Dallas Area
As a parent, you just want any head lice infestation on your child’s head treated quickly, successfully and affordably. When this is the goal, don’t waste time and money on unproven home remedies or over-the-counter lice shampoos that use toxins that most lice have long grown immune to.
At Lice Lifters of Frisco, our lice technicians perform a head check to let you know if lice are indeed why your child has been scratching incessantly. At our head lice treatment salon near Mckinney, we employ completely safe and all-natural products and techniques to rid your kids of these parasitic pests. When you need lice treatment in the Frisco area, please contact our head lice treatment salon. We’ll get all of your infested family members lice free in a single visit and back it up with our Lice Lifters Guarantee. You can then buy our products, including our Lice Lifters Mint Detangler Spray, as a preventative against them ever making a home on your kid’s scalp again.