Back-to-School: Head Lice Prevention

head lice prevention

*** This week’s special guest blogger is Yashi, owner of Pigtails + Crewcuts in Southlake, Texas. ***

We love back-to-school time. Our customers are energized by all that they’re learning and sharing stories about new teachers and friends. But just as this time of year brings fun and excitement, it’s also known for bringing something else: Lice.

Know The Facts

Head lice are parasites that are spread by person-to-person contact. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that between 6 million and 12 million children, ages 3 to 11, get head lice each year. But there is good news: First, lice are not dangerous, and they do not carry diseases—but, true to their name, they are pests. Second, lice are preventable and curable.

Pigtails + Crewcuts carries Fairy Tales’ Lice Defense System. This line of products includes shampoo, spray-on leave-in conditioner, styling gel, and hairspray, which work by actually deterring lice naturally. This product is #1 recommended by pediatricians, school nurses, and moms since 1999! Clinically proven to help prevent head lice with organic herbs and natural plant extracts. The Lice Defense System repels lice while keeping your child’s hair soft, manageable, and tangle-free.

Head Lice Prevention Tips

The Centers for Disease Control offers the following tips to prevent the spread of lice:

  • Avoid head-to-head (hair-to-hair) contact during play and other activities at home, school, and elsewhere (sports activities, playground, slumber parties, camp).
  • Avoid sharing clothing such as hats, scarves, coats, sports uniforms, hair ribbons, or barrettes.
  • Stay away from using infested combs, brushes, or towels. Disinfest by soaking them in hot water (at least 130°F) for 5-10 minutes.
  • Do not lie on beds, couches, pillows, carpets, or stuffed animals that have recently been in contact with an infested person.

Want more head lice prevention tip? Visit CDC to learn more.

About Pigtails + Crewcuts

Pigtails + Crewcuts is a salon built and focused on providing high-quality haircuts for children and families. They believe getting a haircut should be fun, and it is their goal to “make the salon experience enjoyable for everyone—for customers large and small.”

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