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Any good tips on preventing lice in school kids hair?

Posted by anon 25.2.2013

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  • And `when lice hits your household daily nit picking and fine combing a with normal conditioner is what I do. I spend lots of $$$$ on lice treatments that actually do not work at all.

  • Hair spray works an absolute treat, as does tea tree oil.

  • I fill a spray bottle with water and add a bit of white vinegar and tea tree oil and spray daily. Besides that I only wash the hairs when it’s soiled, but haven’t wash the hairs for many months, just rinse it, followed by conditioner (lice like clean hair). Hair spray and hair gel helps against lice too. Hair tied in ponytails, plats, braids and buns helps too.

  • Make up a spray with cold pressed olive oil, conditioner and tea tree oil. It is oily in the hair and seems to prevent infestation. The hair has to be tied back too. Once washed out the hair also becomes beautifully soft which is a nice bonus

  • Water with tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil in a spray bottle it doesnt take much of each only a few drops and its good to help making brushing easy and to control fly aways but our little one hasnt had lice in a year and a half since we started using this.
    woolies has water soluble bottles of both oils for really cheap.

  • also check it every day and you will help prevent it really starting, try shorter hair

  • Regularly hair checks, teach your kids not share items, hairspray.

    Boys – short hair!

  • keep her hair tied up and/or braided and it’s harder for lice to get in

  • I spray my daughters hair and hat with watered down tea tree oil.

  • I don’t think you can prevent them. But they need to be passed by kids putting their heads close to each other because headline can’t jump…

  • goodluck, there doesn’t seem to be any answers for this

  • Use hair products!! I think they like clean hair

  • Boy keep hair short and girls tie hair up …. otherwise I like the post just under me … to get them out of the hair you can just use hair conditioner with the fine toothed comb …. as the things they sell dont kill the lice only help to get thru the hair and the bedding and towels need to be washed

  • Kelly’s Kids Cuts Snips – Busting the Myths about Head Lice

    With school heading back next week, head lice is always a hot topic of conversation. At Red Nose Kids Cuts we wanted to bust a few of the common myths floating around about head lice and nits.

    • Head lice live in hats and classroom carpets – It is highly irregular for them to be spread through the sharing of personal articles such as hats because like any creature, head lice will not leave their food source to go to an inhospitable foreign environment.

    • You need to clean the house from top to bottom – This is a waste of your time and could be better spent removing live lice and eggs.

    • They jump from head to head – Head lice cannot hop, jump or fly. They swing and climb onto the hair and move to the scalp to feed. Head lice are mainly transmitted by hair-to-hair contact and secondly by head-to-head contact.

    • Head lice like clean hair best – Clean hair tends to have more fluffy flyaway’s, which are useful for the louse to use when transferring from person to person but it makes no difference to them.

    • If you see a child scratching their head they must have head lice – head lice can often make the scalp itchy but it is possible to have them without any symptoms.

    • Only dirty people get head lice – Head lice don’t distinguish between clean and dirty hair.

    • Only kids get head lice – Head lice can be caught by anyone. Pre-school and primary-school-aged children and their families are infested most often. Girls get head lice more often than boys and women more often than men due to length of hair and type of play.

    • Keeping your head underwater kills head lice – Head lice cannot be washed away or drowned, they can actually survive under water for up to two hours!

    • You can’t prevent head lice – Head lice can be prevented

    Tomorrow, we will share some of the Facts about Head Lice

    Kelly’s Kids Cuts Snips – Facts about Head Lice

    With school heading back next week, head lice is always a hot topic of conversation. At Red Nose Kids Cuts we wanted to provide you with some information about Head Lice. Yesterday we busted some common myths about Head Lice. Today we are talking Facts.

    • Head lice do not carry or transmit disease

    • They do not live on pets such as cats or dogs

    • Head lice are brown or greyish looking wingless insects

    • They are about the size of a sesame seed

    • Head lice are human parasites and require human blood to survive

    • They feed on human blood 3-4 times daily

    • Head lice eggs (nits) are small, brown-greyish-white, oval shape that are glued at an angle to the side of the hair shaft

    • Females can lay up to 100- 150 eggs and require just one mating to be fertilized

    • They are able to reproduce after approximately 28 days and live eggs hatch in 7-10 days in warm weather, and up to 30 days during cooler weather

    • Head lice live on a host for approximately 60 days, 30 of which can be egg laying days

    • Eggs found further than 1-2cm from the scalp are usually empty cases that remain attached to the hair

    • Head lice are an increasing problem because the lice are developing resistance to the traditional pesticide products on the market. For this reason, people are turning to natural remedies which are not only more effective, but safer for the health of our children

    • Lice do not drop dead as soon as a treatment touches them, they can live for a couple of hours after a treatment has been applied so don’t be alarmed if they move after you remove them from the hair


  • if its for a girl, braid or tie hair back and not hanging out

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