Once a lice infestation is treated by one of our Lice Clinics Technicians, parents always ask: “What can I do to prevent this from happening again”? Our advice is to practice prevention for the remainder of the school year. One of the best ways to do this is to style your child’s hair in ways that are less likely to invite lice!
Lice are wingless, they do not fly and they do not jump. They must crawl to a new head. By keeping hair close to your child’s head in the form of Buns, Ponytails and Braids, you give yourself a fighting chance against re-infestation.
To form a pony tail, you will need a brush or comb, a hair tie and pins/clips for fly-away hairs. Start by grabbing all of the hair. Sweep it to the crown of the head, and hold it securely in your non-dominant hand. Use your dominant hand to band the hair with the hair tie. Twist and wrap the tie once more. Repeat until the ponytail is tightly secured. Brush and pin down any fly away hairs. Ponytails are easy to learn, and keep hair volume under control!
To form a bun, start with the ponytail instructions. Once the ponytail is in place, grab and twist the hair clockwise around the base of the ponytail. Keep wrapping and twisting the hair until you wrap the full length around the base. Secure the bun in place with another hair tie, or with bobby pins. High buns are a chic way to protect your child from lice!
Braids are complicated to describe, but are an easy hair style to master with a little practice. In order to learn how to braid, please use videos like this one to figure out the “A,B,C” pattern that feels most comfortable to you. Braids are so nice because they keep the hair close to the head, and offer a pretty hairstyle alternative. They are worth the practice!
Our Boston Area Lice Removal Clinic is here to help educate, treat and prevent against any lice infestations your family may be exposed to! Give us a call or read through our website to see how we can assist you.