Preventative Steps to Avoid Getting Lice

What are some preventative steps to take in order to avoid a lice infestation in the future?

CONTROL YOUR ENVIRONMENT

Head lice cannot hop, jump, or fly. They only crawl. To reduce the chances of getting head lice from another person or from items that may have lice on them, we recommend you:

1) Avoid head-to-head contact. Lice do not hop, jump, or fly. They only crawl. The primary way a person gets lice is when your head comes into direct contact with an infested individual.  (Think selfie, hugging, and sleeping next to each other).

2) Use clinically proven, chemical-free preventive sprays every day.  Lice sprays help repel head lice and can prevent your child from catching lice. Lice are resistant to the chemicals in over-the-counter preventative products.

3) Check your children for head lice each week with a professional nit comb

4) Wear hair in a braid or ponytail