This post is sponsored by LiceFreee
School is back in session which means all the viruses and bugs are back on our worry list. This year many of us have COVID on our brain but there is one bug we always need to worry about and that is LICE. A four-letter word that scares me straight, and if you have ever received “the note” from school you know the feeling. The special note that one of your kid’s friends has head lice or even worse, that YOUR kid is that kid. OMG!
If you have never received that note, count your blessing and make sure to read the prevention part of this post because viruses are definitely not the only bugs in school.
Since Bella started Pre-k last year I have found ways to always have her hair picked up and out of reach from her and her little friends. Speaking of experience, yes I have had head lice before, head lice are no fun. When I was in Cuba it was a monthly occurrence with my extremely long hair until my mom decided to cut it. Once we got to the US there was a case in my classroom when I was in 5th grade and then once more in one of the babies I use to babysit and let me tell you each time, I would get so nervous my head would itch! Still to this day, when I hear the word lice I scratch my head, true story!
The idea is that it happens to many of us and as Bella starts her second year of school the idea of having to deal with head lice makes me cringe so I’ve partners with Lice Free to not only share what to do when your child gets head lice but how to prevent it as well, with prevention being the key part!
What to do when your child gets head lice:
First things first, don’t panic. Remember or kids follow suit with our reactions. Stay calm and read on.
1.Treatment. Lice free is the number one product in the market for lice. they what they are producing for sure. It skips the guessing and head for the gel.
Follow the directions to the t. Spread the gel, let it sit, and brush that hair.
The most important thing is to get the nits, also known as the eggs. Many people skip this part They put the lotion on and go about their day. Then a few days later, the lice are back! So make sure to comb your children hear over and over again!
2. Clean your area. To me its is the scariest part of head lice, they can get on anything! Whether it be a pillow on their bed, couch cushion, or even blankets! Make sure to spray it, wash, and dry. For large items, you can use Lice Free Home spray.
3. Don’t panic, you are a great mom! I know what I said above but panicking is the worst thing you can do! Your child will feel bad and hurt on top of dealing with their little bugs! Remember head lice are not caused by dirty hair, on the contrary, they love clean hair. This is proven so keep your calm mama, we got this!
How to prevent it:
This is probably my favorite part because is the easiest. All you need is is Lice Free Everyday Shampoo. This is perfect to maintain your home after an infestation (LOL) but honestly is great to keep and use even if you haven’t. We use ours once a week since Bella has never had them, but it gives me peace of mind that I’m taking care of that area if there was a case in her class. It’s easy and it smells just like regular shampoo with added benefits!
Last tip. Make it FUN:
Here is the thing, I have the biggest girly girl in the entire world. She thinks pants are her worst enemy and that her hair should always be down and free, just like Moana, her words not mine. So I have to make it fun! I have to make hair brushing an adventure! We look at videos of what to do to her hair, we look at photos, and honestly, I just give every hairstyle a different silly game and she loves it! I make sure to always have her hair up. Check out Pinterest for different hairstyles for more ideas.
Thank you for reading and hope these tips help you and prepare you. Be sure to pin this post to have it handy.