Like clockwork, after every summer vacation, Christmas vacation, winter recess and spring recess there is always, ALWAYS a case of head lice in my daughters’ classes. It’s because we all come back from our various places: summer homes, rentals, beach vacations, lake houses, visiting family in Europe, traveling to Asia and around the globe — and someone always comes back infected. It’s just the fact of going back to school!
So….what do you do to help prevent your child from getting head lice?
What do we like about Lice Shield? My girls like the smell. And I know why: Lice Shield is made with natural essential oils like citronella, geraniol, rosemary and lemongrass which all repel lice, but smell good too! I also love that the shampoo and conditioner are combined – it makes taking showers and baths much easier.
And, since it is the beginning of the school year, let’s set the record straight with The Top 6 Head Lice Myths:
- Catching head lice is not associated with poor hygiene. Anyone can get head lice!
- Head lice can’t jump or fly (or swim!). They are normally transferred by direct contact from head to head.
- Head lice are not able to survive off the scalp for long, so while it’s possible to catch them from clothing or hats, it’s extremely unlikely.
- Children with shorter hair are just as likely to catch head lice as those with long hair.
- You can only catch head lice from humans, so don’t worry about your pets passing it on.
- Itching is not always a sign of head lice infestation as only 30% of people suffer from itching caused by head lice – it is an allergy to the lice that causes the itch!