Summer Camp Head Lice Preparedness
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking ahead. If your child goes to summer camp every year, you probably already know what to expect, but there is something you may not be entirely prepared for — head lice. It only takes one child with head lice to take over the entire […]
Breaking the News: How to Tell Clients They Have Lice
Even the word “lice” is enough to strike panic into the heart of most parents. The truth is, however, that getting head lice is a right of passage for many parents and children, with an estimated 6 to 12 million infestations occurring each year in the United States among children ages 3 to 11. Head […]
Is It Lice? 5 Signs You Have Head Lice
Lice: they are never a welcome guest in your home (or on your scalp). If you suspect head lice have invaded your space, don’t panic! There are straightforward ways to determine whether you or your loved ones actually have lice and, if so, what to do about it. With that in mind, here are some […]
How to Choose a Lice Removal Company
They have invaded your home and thrown your day to day routines into a tailspin, and now it is time to find a lice removal company that will get the job done right once and for all. If you have never had lice infest your home, you may feel overwhelmed by everything you must do […]
Heat Dryers for Head Lice: Miracle or Myth?
Getting lice is no walk in the park. We understand that trying to get rid of these nasty little clingers can be stressful! If you are looking at the variety of options out there for treatment, you may feel a bit overwhelmed at first. Heat dryers such as the AirAllé are one treatment option you […]
The Aftermath: How to Prevent Lice from Happening Again
So, you survived your first lice outbreak. It wreaked havoc on your routines, your clothes, your home — not to mention your psyche. Maybe you called Hair Fairies, or maybe you spent days with various home treatments, but in the end you came out on top! The lice are gone. You are a true lice […]
Better Not Shout, Better Not Cry: When It’s Lice, Don’t Panic – Here Is Why
Head lice can turn a frantic holiday season into a downright horrible one. The age-old problem of head lice doesn’t take a break to celebrate the holidays; as a matter of fact, it is quite the opposite. Group photos, shared homes and bedding, and the reintroduction of winter hats and scarves provides the perfect setting […]
The Many Hidden Costs of Head Lice
We have shared many posts about the dangers of home remedies for head lice, including safety, chemical exposure, and risk of cross pollination among family members. In this post, we want to address perhaps the most important factor – cost! Professional lice removal can be expensive, especially when multiple family members in the home are […]
Lice vs. Dandruff, Nits & Dry Scalp: What’s the Difference?
Nobody enjoys an itchy scalp. Unless it is a chronic condition, lice are often the first concern when the scalp suddenly begins to itch — particularly if you or your children have been exposed to a recent outbreak at school, in day care, or during some sort of group activity (e.g. summer camp). Because lice […]
Coconut Oil Lice Treatment: Is It Effective?
Our goal as the “Head Lice Helpers” is to give you as many tools in your arsenal as possible to both prevent and treat head lice. In recent articles, we have discussed the do’s and don’ts of home remedies, identifying helpful solutions (tea tree oil) and those that are just plain dangerous (mayonnaise in a […]