Head Lice for the Holidays?

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 for a lice infestation.

Below are some tips to help families survive this stressful time:

What to Do? 

So, what do you do if you find lice over the holidays? Don’t panic! Hair Fairies offers three main solutions: DIY, in-salon professional treatment, or a combination of both.

DIY: The most effective DIY method for getting rid of lice isn’t shampoos, or even a specific product, but rather a methodology: comb through the hair with a real lice comb, pick out the nits, treat the scalp with a topical solution (ideally, all-natural and tea-tree based), repeat.

In-Salon: If picking out lice, hanging Christmas lights, and finishing your shopping all sounds like a little too much to juggle, you can always bring the whole family down to Hair Fairies, where we use our tried-and-true nit-picking methodology to get rid of lice – guaranteed. Check it off your list and move on!

Combination: Get the best of both worlds. Come on in to a Hair Fairies salon for a screening, and we will show you everything you need to know about lice treatment. Pick up some supplies to take home and start picking!

You’re Not Alone on the Lice List
If you find yourself searching for the perfect way to rid your family of head lice while you search for the perfect gifts, just remember that you’re not alone. More than four million U.S. kids contract head lice each year!

Whatever treatment you use will require taking some time to manually look for nits and bugs. Depending on the length of hair, this can take from a few minutes to a few hours.

So, when lice come to visit, relax! Take it all in stride and who knows, you may learn something new about your child during those hours of combing and picking.

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