While visiting all of your family and friends staying lice-free may seem hard. With a couple of adjustments, you can avoid those pesky critters for each family gathering. Here are a few ways to possibly prevent a lice outbreak at your family gatherings.
Avoid Touching Heads While Taking Pictures
The great news about lice is they do not jump or fly. The only way to contract lice is by your head touching the head of another person who has lice. While taking family pictures and selfies for Facebook try to stand with your heads apart.
Wear Tight Hairstyles
Head-to-head contact is the only way to get lice, but you can help prevent outbreaks by styling your hair tight to your head. When you wear buns or ponytails it makes it harder for lice to get a grip on hair strands and get to the scalp. They do not jump or fly but they can grab onto hair strands.
Do Not Purchase Over-the-Counter Treatments
If you are trying to check yourself for lice or even prevent lice stay away from kits you can purchase at local drugstores. Instead, use peppermint essential oil or peppermint spray. The mint smell can deter lice nits from wanting to cling onto anything with the mint smell. Drugstore kits are often filled with chemicals, often they are harmful to the skin.
What to Do If I Get Lice?
Whether before, during, or after your family gatherings if you or a loved one find lice in your scalp go see an expert. Lice Clinics of America has a patent AirAlle device that completes an efficient treatment in less than an hour. They also can-do head checks and standard comb throughs of the scalp.
Book an Appointment at Lice Clinics of America in Omaha Today!
After going through these tips on how to stay lice-free during the holidays, if you get lice will know exactly what to do. Head into our expert lice treatment center in Omaha, NE, and try our AirAlle treatment today. With several different treatment plans and professionals giving head checks we can help any lice problem. Contact us at: https://liceclinicsomaha.com/contact/