Every year, between September to June, lice outbreaks start popping up in schools across the country. And every year, parents everywhere panic. But there's no need to worry! With a little bit of knowledge and preparation, you can make it through lice season without a hitch. Here's what you need to know.
Lice Are More Common Than You Think—And They're Not Dirty
One of the biggest misconceptions about lice is that they're only found in dirty hair. This simply isn't true! Lice are attracted to clean hair because it's easier for them to attach their eggs (called nits) to the hair shaft. In fact, lice prefer clean hair because it's less likely to have conflicting scents that would repel them. So even if you keep your hair clean and healthy, you're not necessarily immune to getting lice.
Lice Are Contagious – But They Cannot Fly
Another common misconception about lice is that they spread by flying from head to head. This isn't true either! Lice are parasites that feed on human blood, but they do not have wings and cannot fly. However, they can crawl quickly and are very contagious—they can easily spread from one person to another through close contact or by sharing personal items like hats, brushes, or towels.
There Are Effective Ways to Treat and Prevent Lice
If you do find yourself with a case of lice, don't panic! There are plenty of over-the-counter and prescription treatments available, however not all lice treatment and prevention products are created equal. Most say they kill lice, including super lice, but they're not necessarily 100% effective or safe for humans! Many treatments contain PESTICIDES, like pyrethrins or permethrins, which can spark severe reactions due to their toxicity, and it is proven that lice can now be immune to those harsh ingredients. This is why our LiceLogic line of lice treatment and repel products was created. LiceLogic is lice expert approved, independently tested by the leading lice expert in the country, and infused with a natural plant-based enzyme blend so it is safe for daily use. Our Complete LiceLogic Treatment Kit is the most effective and easiest way to get rid of head lice and nits from the hair. Our pesticide-free and non-toxic family size lice kit contains everything you need for safe lice treatment and nit removal, and since our lice products are enzyme-based headlice cannot become immune to our lice treatment and head lice repel products.
And once you've gotten rid of the lice, there are steps you can take to prevent them from coming back. These include using a lice repelling shampoo or spray, avoiding close contact with people who have lice, tying long hair up in a bun, and doing weekly lice checks at home by running a nit comb through the hair and inspecting it under bright light for lice and nits. The sooner a lice infestation is detected, the easier it will be to treat.
Lice season may be dreaded by parents everywhere, but there's no need to fear! With a little bit of knowledge and preparation, you can make it through without any problems. Remember: lice don't discriminate, they're not dirty, and they don't spread disease. Dealing with lice is never fun, but it's something that every parent of a school-aged child will likely have to deal with at some point. Relax—you've got this! And if you have any lice questions, we are always here to help!
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