Keep Your Kids Lice-Free With These Stylish Hairdo Ideas
The thought of their child coming home with lice has many parents immediately scratching their heads (and checking their kid!). But now, thanks to the new strain of super lice, these pesky bugs can be more problematic than ever before because some are more resistant to treatment.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12 million heads of hair become infested with these unwanted guests. In order to prevent your child from bringing lice home, there are certain things you can do aside from having them avoid contact with an infected person or sharing belongings.
Some studies suggest that lice are more common in girls than boys, perhaps due to more frequent contact or longer hair. For both boys and girls, using gel or hairspray creates a protective layer that makes it harder for the lice to cling onto the hair. For children with longer hair, it's important to tie their hair back in braids, a bun, or a ponytail to make it harder for the pests to grab on to the strands and make their way to the scalp.
Get inspired by these creative 'dos to that will keep the lice away — in style!