>Do not share combs or brushes
>Do not share hats, helmets, hair bows, hair ties
>Air hug for no bugs
>No Whispering in ears – your heads touch when you do that!
>Take your own pillow to a sleepover
>Use Lice Ladies Defend Shampoo & Conditioner
>Use Lice Ladies Prevent everyday, alternatively use essential oils in your hair products to aid in prevention. We like peppermint simply because it is not as harsh and drying as other essential oils. These oils are not full proof, but they do help, since lice do not like the scent of essential oils.
>Keep hair up in braids, pony tails or messy buns whenever possible
>Do your weekly 5- minute maintenance checks!
Kids can get lice anywhere – hugging friends at school, playing with neighborhood friends, Disney World, youth group, taking selfies with heads touching, whispering to each other, etc… People also do not understand that head lice are increasingly resistant to pesticides, and if ALL of the nits (eggs) are not physically removed, they will continue to hatch into baby bugs. The labels on the pesticide shampoos have false claims that they kill lice and nits, this is NO longer true. There have been “Super Lice Bugs” for several years now. This news is NOT new!
We tell parents that kids need to try to do their own part by not touching heads – that is the only way to be sure you do not get lice. Of course, with young children, they are not physiologically developed enough yet to have a sense of personal space. Therefore, parents need to be doing a weekly check. We teach our clients to do a once-a- week maintenance check with a good lice comb that takes 5 minutes per child.