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6 simple tips to avoid head lice

  1. DON’T SHARE!!  Don’t share your hats, scarves, hair brushes or hair accessories.  This is probably the most important thing to remind your children.  Children love to share so they do need frequent reminders.
  2. COVER THE SEATS:  This tip is often overlooked.  Going to the movie?  Heading out on an airplane?  If the seat is cloth cover it with your coat, sweater or scarf.  This will keep the lice away from your head.
  3. KEEP EVERYTHING SEPARATE:  When there are family gatherings or events people tend to pile their coats in one place. It’s a great way for a louse to land on your coat and go home with you.
  4. SLEEPOVERS:  They are fun and enjoyable but a great place to bring home unwanted friends.  Make sure your child brings their own pillow and sleeping bag.  Don’t forget to remind them not to share.  When they get home toss everything in the dryer on high heat for 30 minutes just in case.
  5. CHECK YOUR CHILD’S HEAD:  We all get busy but this should be a weekly routine.  Take a few minutes and check.  A great way to start before you touch the hair is look at the crown of the head.  If there are any bugs you’ll probably see them there.  Once you start to move the hair they will scurry away.  The best way to check is to use Lice Services Comb, check the hot spots, behind the ears, nape of the neck and the bangs.
  6. PREVENTATIVE SPRAYS:  These are great to use when your child is heading out to school or to a sleepover.  Sprays like Lice Services Canada Repel have a mint scent that lice don’t like.  Remember adding a scent or buying scented shampoos don’t work because the scent usually washes down the drain when you rinse it out. 

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