Prevention

  1. Screen your child for lice once a week
  2. Screen your school/camp for lice once a month
  3. Keep long hair pulled back in a braid or ponytail when you hear of an outbreak
  4. Upon hearing about a lice out break:
    • Apply Hair Fairies Prevention Oil onto scalp
    • Spray Hair Fairies Environmental Spray throughout your non-washables in your classroom and home environment
    • Wash your clothing with Hair Fairies Laundry Additive
  5. To prevent the spread of lice notify your school, friends and family immediately if head lice is detected on your child

Tips:

  1. Be aware after returning from any kind of school, camp or holiday break where lice outbreaks tend to occur more
  2. (Surprise!) lice screenings at school/camp will help find the culprit
  3. Remove the negative lice stigma attached to contracting head lice by educating your families on lice and the importance of notifying parents immediately...the sooner lice is found the less it spreads.

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Lice Facts

More Lice Facts

  • Head lice shampoos can be highly toxic for your child, and many strains of head lice are immune to the chemicals in over the counter shampoos
  • Head lice cannot jump or fly
  • Head lice cannot live on your pets
  • Head lice cannot live and breed in your environment i.e. couches, carpets, cars, movie theaters, airplanes
  • Head lice are not signs of unwashed hair-they thrive in clean hair rather than dirty hair

Who's at risk:

  • 80% of the time the head lice culprits pass the infestation on to their siblings
  • 80% of the time mothers contract head lice from their children
  • 20% of the time fathers contract head lice from their children
  • 35% of the time nannies contract head lice

Lice Science

  • Head lice crosses all socioeconomic boundaries
  • Head lice is one of the top 3 reasons why children miss school
  • Longer hair is more susceptible in contracting head lice
  • Head lice thrive equally in warm and cold climates

Lice DO NOT'S

  • Do not replace your furnishings including your mattress
  • Do not wash your entire wardrobe
  • Do not use toxic products
  • Do not cut your hair or pour oil, Vaseline, mayonnaise or vinegar on it
  • Do not set your house on fire
  • Do not panic!

Lice DO'S

  • Use all natural product to aid in your manual lice removal methods
  • Daily wash only the clothing, bedding, brushes and hair accessories used during your head lice infestation
  • Once lice is detected have your entire household screened
  • Inform your school and friends you have head lice to avoid further cross pollination
  • Relax and take a deep breath!

The Facts about Head Lice

There's a lot of confusion about head lice! But don't worry, they don't jump, fly or swim! Head lice can be bothersome, but they are not dangerous to your health!

Here's some more information on exactly how these pesky parasites live out their lives. The Life Cycle picture below comes from the Department of Health's CDC unit, which is a great resource for all kinds of health issues. Big shout out to the CDC!

The Life Cycle of a Head Louse

You can see that the life cycle of the head louse has three stages: egg, nymph, and adult. Here's what the CDC says about the head louse wheel of life:

Lice Life CycleEggs: Nits are head lice eggs. They are hard to see and are often confused for dandruff or hair spray droplets. Nits may be found at the base of the hair shaft nearest the scalp (1). They are 0.8 mm by 0.3 mm, oval and usually yellow to white. Nits take about 1 week to hatch (range 6 to 9 days).

Nymphs:The egg hatches to release a nymph (2). The nit shell then becomes a more visible dull yellow and remains attached to the hair shaft. The nymph looks like an adult head louse, but is about the size of a pinhead. Nymphs mature after three molts (3,4) and become adults about 7 days after hatching.

Adults: The adult louse is about the size of a sesame seed, has 6 legs (each with claws, yikes), and is tan to grayish-white (5). In persons with dark hair, the adult louse will appear darker. The females can lay up to 8 nits per day. Adult lice can live up to 30 days on a person's head. To live, adult lice need to feed on blood several times daily. Without blood meals, the louse will die within 1 to 2 days off the human host.

If you suspect someone in your family has head lice, it's important to act quickly so that those pesky lice don't spread! Come into a kid friendly Hair Fairies salon, or just call us up, and we'll be more than happy to help out!

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