6 Tips On How To Prevent Head Lice and Debunking Common Myths About Head Lice

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Growing up in a house full of girls, going to daycare, and going to public school it was kind of inevitable for me to have gotten lice at least once in my life. I remember having really long hair and having to cut it all the way down to that dreaded chili bowl haircut because it would be even harder for my mom to get rid of the lice with my long hair. Since I had 3 other sisters if I had it, it meant they had it and now as a mom, I can only imagine how much of a nightmare that was for my mom.

When I lived with my biological dad my 2 cousins, my sister and I had all gotten lice and my aunt used raid (actual bug spray) in an attempt to get rid of them. This was a common DIY remedy before the internet was invented. Looking back I would never dream of putting those harsh chemicals on Mila, at least not when I know there is a safe, non-toxic, homeopathic & effective way to kill head lice, but I do know that there wasn't as much awareness to what is actually in a product like there is now.

Reading this might have made your head itch a few times because we all know that familiar sensation and have encountered at least once in our lifetimes but the subject doesn't have to be so taboo. Licefreee! is an affordable, over-the-counter non-toxic head lice treatment that uses a naturally occurring mineral, sodium chloride, to effectively kill head lice and nits.

Here are couple tips on how to prevent lice:

1. Always keep a bottle or two of Licefreee! in your cabinets because you never know when it's  going to happen 
2. Remind your kids not to share hats, coats, or hair brushes
3. Keep your kids hair in a ponytail or a braid, some studies suggest that 
4. Familiarize yourself with what nits (lice eggs) and lice look like!
5. Do routine head checks because infestations can happen fast
6. Remeber that itching isn't always a sign, the CDC says it can take up to 6 weeks for you to start experiencing the itching sensation

Debunking Common myths people have about head lice:

-Poor Hygiene is the main culprit in head lice. Lice does not discriminate, they will inhabit any head of hair!
-If someone is scratching their head they must have lice. An itchy head does not always indicate lice, in some cases those infest may not experience itching at all. This is why it's so important to do routine checks!
-If you get lice then the whole house will become infested so you should throw everything out. Lice will not burrow into furniture and can only live 2 days without a host but a proper cleaning of the home should be completed!

For more information or tips on how to treat & prevent lice visit Licefreee.com