5 Hair Care Products and Helpful Tips to Prevent Lice in Children

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Use these tips and tricks to prevent your child from getting head lice. (Getty Images)

By Courtney Ingalls

Now that kids are back to in-person learning, parents are back to worrying about protecting their kids from lice.

Along with prevention methods and tips you can follow, here are products that you can purchase that will hopefully keep those little bugs away so your kids can enjoy their much-needed time with friends.

Preventative Measures

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, lice is most commonly spread by head-to-head contact and in some instances, can spread through shared clothing or items that lice have fallen on. 

The CDC suggests avoiding head-to-head contact, sharing clothes, towels, brushes, couches, beds, pillows, or other related surfaces that have been recently contacted. 

It is also recommended that when sending kids to school, camp, or other places where they will be in contact with numerous others, continue to check their heads. Lice will typically be found on the back of the neck and behind the ears.

Here are some products to have on hand.

Lice-Killing Shampoo

This shampoo and conditioner treatment has been described as helping kids get rid of the pesky lice. Apply the product to your kids’ dry hair, then use the nit comb to remove any lice or eggs. Make sure to do the same steps again with the second treatment 7-10 days after the first. $18.31

Ladibugs One and Done Lice Treatment Kit

This treatment kit is pesticide free and may be used on adults and kids. After completing three easy steps, kids will be ready to take on the day and won’t have to worry about spreading lice to their friends. $34.95

Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel Daily Kid Conditioning Spray

Looking for a prevention that you could use on kids every day? This spray is paraben free and sulfate free so you don’t have to worry about damaging your little one’s hair and it contains organic rosemary, citronella, tea tree, and geranium oils. $11.95

SoCozy Boo! Lice Scaring Spray for Kids’ Hair

The SoCozy Boo! Spray is sure to scare all the little lice away. Not only is the spray made with natural and powerful repellents such as rosemary and peppermint oil, but it is also made with keratin that may protect and strengthen kids’ hair. $11.36

LiceLogic Clear & Free Shampoo

LiceLogic Clear & Free Shampoo will help kill the lice and eggs in kids’ hair on contact and is one of the leading non toxic lice shampoos. It is gentle on the hair and scalp and has about 16 treatments in a bottle, so you can have it stored away for multiple uses. $34

This article first appeared on NewYorkFamily.com.

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