Here’s Our Hair Care Checklist for Preventing Head Lice in 2018

February 26, 2018

Here’s Our Hair Care Checklist for Preventing Head Lice in 2018

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Here’s Our Hair Care Checklist for Preventing Head Lice in 2018

February 26, 2018

Let’s face it. We’ve all had problems with our hair. It’s completely normal. Whether it’s dealing with tangles and knots, or frizzy locks, we’ve all been there at least once in our lives.

When it comes to hair care, the matter is complicated. It’s almost as if your hair has a mind of its own. Sometimes, you just can’t get your luscious mane to cooperate. And that’s especially true in the case of head lice.

Yep. You read that right. Head lice. The topic that’s often avoided, if not ignored completely. And before you know it, you’re throwing everything labeled ‘anti-lice’ into your shopping cart!

But the truth is, head lice are much more common problem than we’ve been led to believe!

Did you know that in the U.S. alone, there are at least 6 to 12 million infestations a year?

And yet, it’s a problem most of us don’t know about!

Head lice can become a problem, especially during the summers, thanks to the heat. But luckily, there are ways to take charge and prevent an infestation. Here’s how to take the right measurements so that you don’t contract critters throughout the year:

Braid Your Hair

If you have long hair, braiding your hair can help by ‘sealing’ your locks. This will create a barrier that will help block head lice from going into your hair. This works for short hair as well. But if you have really short hair (or in the case of men), when you’re mingling with a lot of people, wear a hat/cap or a bandana to cover your scalp.

Go For Regular Screenings

One of the best ways to prevent head lice is by going for regular head lice screenings. A lice removal service can help your check and identify areas that have been infested. This way, you can prevent the problem before it spreads.

A lice treatment service can also help you prevent head lice by giving you useful tips and tricks to take care of your hair. It’s best to go every 2 months or so, or if you have doubts that you’ve contracted the pesky critters from someone.

Steer Clear of ‘Home Remedies’

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One of the things we’re guilty of, is looking for answers on the internet. From medical problems (thanks, WebMD!) to stain removals, we look up all kinds of things on the internet. And while sometimes it works, that’s not always the case. This is especially true for lice infestations.

Home remedies for lice infestations include mixing all types of products that are in your kitchen and applying them to your scalp. While it sounds harmless, it’s actually quite dangerous!

From mixing mayonnaise with tea tree oil to heating all types of different oils, home remedies promise to offer instant results, but that’s far from true.

When all kinds of ingredients are mixed together, they end being a recipe for disaster. The last thing you want is to be stuck with bald patches and a dry, itchy scalp.

Avoid OTC Products

You’ve probably heard of the whole, “Go natural” campaign that’s been taking the internet by storm. This doesn’t just apply for hair care products, it also applies to head lice!

While you might be used to hearing the opposite, chemicals are bad for your scalp and overall health.

Chemical-based products contain harmful chemicals like ovide (melathion) and lindane which are not only dangerous to apply on your scalp, they have led to several cases of disabilities and death.

One of the worst things about these products is that they used carelessly in anti-lice shampoos. Therefore, avoiding them altogether is imperative.

Go to a Lice Removal Salon

A professional lice treatment salon can help you get rid of the nits and lice from each strand of hair, without damaging your scalp. At Lice Busters USA, we use high quality combs and natural products to get rid of head lice.

The Process

Our specialists use a natural cream to thicken your hair so that it’s easier to work with and identify where lice are hiding. After that, our specialists will use our special combs to carefully remove nits and lice from your hair.

After everything’s done, you can also avail a lice-free certificate from us for your child to return to school.

In addition, we also provide home inspections and in-home treatments if you don’t want to visit our clinic. Home inspections allow us to thoroughly clean your house (from carpets to bedding) to ensure that no head louse is left behind.

Visit our Kendall treatment center or call us at to learn more!

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