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  • Don’t wash your kids’ hair. At least, not as often as you might usually. Lice prefer clean hair, as it lets them get a good grip!

  • Wash their hair less

  • Tie their up when possible, preferably in plaits. I have read of tea tree products being good at repelling head lice

  • Although I’ve never had to treat headlice, I did enjoy reading the responses.

  • Fantastic answers, I have tried most of them now and I’m happy to report that we have not had one case of head lice in our household this year!
    My plan for 2017 is to just repeat the same again as it obviously work!

  • A wee drop of tea tree oil behind the ears is good for prevention. Also to spray the hair a bit wet with a water vinegar solution. To remove the the headlice use conditioner, it’s better and cheaper then the special headlice treatments.

  • I know a Mum who covers her child’s hair with gladwrap after applying what she uses for a few minutes before she went onto the second stage of the nit removal. The Daycare Centre actually supplied some stuff when they had the first outbreak

  • I was always told at school to either tie my hair up if past shoulder length or cut it shorter as lice can transmit from hair to hair . Always keep your hair clean all the time as well and be aware of someone if they are scratching their heads constantly.

  • I starting reading this post to get some ideas, as my son has started school this year….now, I am scratching my head like crazy!! hehe! it’s got me paranoid!

  • We use conditioner. It works better than anything. It paralyses the lice so its easier to get the eggs and lice out with a comb. Leave the conditioner in for twenty minutes then comb then wash out. Youll be amazed how many you get out. My daughter formed a allergy to head lice chemicals and naturals until we found this remedy. Also we put hair spray on our kids. The head lice dont like it especially when they play with others

  • I also make our own essential oil prevention spray – To ensure they stay away! Seems to work..

  • Well, it’s been over 2 weeks since my son started school and so far so good! Lots of conditioner, hair product every morning and regular hair checking has been happening. Fingers and toes crossed that these prevention methods keep working!

  • hair spray is amazing. My daughter who is only 3 has had them a few times from parents still sending their kids to daycare. Everday she goes i put her hair up and spray a little hair spray in it and she hasnt gottent hem since.

  • My boys have only had hair lice once and I believe its because I put product in the boys hair daily. They like their hair to be a bit spikey so hair wax or gel is used

  • The easiest preventive treatment is to spray your child’s head with tea tree oil (a few drops in a spray bottle of water) before going to school.

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