Is there a Way to Avoid Headice Infestation?

by Tracey on December 12, 2013

Headlice are completely curable and as long as you choose the right treatment, an infestation is little more than an annoyance. Unfortunately, it can be a time-consuming annoyance and it can take weeks to eradicate lice from your home and your family. Instead of focusing on getting rid of lice, why not work to prevent them from showing up in the first place?

What are some things you can do to avoid a headlice infestation, so no cure is ever needed?

Be Smart about Hair Care

A little common sense goes a long way when it comes to preventing headlice. Avoid sharing hats, combs, pillows, and other items that comes into contact with hair. This is especially true for children and for people working with children. It might be tempting to pop on someone else’s hat or grab a pillow to rest your head, but something like that can lead to weeks of misery.

Avoid Infested People

It seems obvious, but sometimes people need to be reminded of the simplest ways to avoid headlice. If you know someone is infested, stay away as much as possible. If the person infested is a family member, do what you can to avoid coming into contact with items they touch to their hair.

Take Preventative Action

Since it is not always possible to avoid everyone with headlice, using a preventative spray is a good idea. Natural sprays have no negative side effects, so you can spray them on just in case you come into contact with an infested person. If someone you know is dealing with headlice, it is especially important to use a preventative spray.

Hoping to keep lice away this season? What tips do you have for reducing the risk of headlice?

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