Beginning Saturday, September 8 and every Saturday throughout the month of September, families can visit the Mercer Island or Wallingford Lice Knowing You salons from 9am – 11am to receive a free wet- head lice check and valuable information on how to prevent and detect lice in the future. Free lice checks will also be available at the Mill Creek location every Thursday from 1pm - 3pm, during the month of September.* Customers that visit the salons can also take advantage of discounts on lice prevention products for the hair and home.
“September is lice awareness month and what better way to celebrate then to offer the community the tools and instructions needed to get ahead of a lice outbreak. That being said, wet-head lice checks are the only effective way to determine if someone has head lice,” says Nancy Gordon, owner of Lice Knowing You. “Studies have proven that wet-head lice checks are 95% accurate in determining a head lice infestation vs. only 29% accurate on a visual, spot check. That is why we believe that wet-head lice checks are the only way to go.”
Gordon suggests that families perform weekly wet head lice checks. Customers that come in for a free lice check will be instructed, if interested, on how to do their own wet-head lice checks at home.
Regardless, Gordon tells families to follow some simple rules to help prevent lice. “Bottom line, never share hair accessories or hats, helmets, sweatshirts, etc. Children should not hang coats next to each other or place coats in piles. If possible, have children wear long hair in braids or pony-taiis and boys should keep their hair short.”
Head to head contact is the most common way head lice are passed. Lice Knowing You recommends using lice prevention products on the hair and on your stuff. Prevention products with a high percentage of essential oils are 98% effective in keeping lice away. Studies have shown that lice typically do not like the smell of certain oils, like the ones used in Lice Knowing You products, and are typically deterred from going near hair and/or stuff with essential oil fragrances.
Lice Knowing You is a full service head lice removal salon with locations all over the Puget Sound and Oregon. The company also produces their own brand of natural, organic and pesticide free lice prevention and removal products. Lice Knowing You offers “Flip Your Lid”, a free lice education seminar for schools and nurses as well as lice check clinics on-site at schools, camps and day care centers.
Free lice checks will take place on Saturday, September 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 9am – 11am at the Mercer Island (9725 SE 36th Street) and Wallingford (4444 Woodland Park Ave N, #214) Lice Knowing You locations. Free lice checks will take place in the Mill Creek (16030 Bothell Everett Highway, Ste 160) Lice Knowing You (location on Thursday, September 6, 13, 20 and 27. To make an appointment for a lice check or treatment, please call 877.670.LICE (5423). For more information about Lice Knowing You, Inc, please visit www.liceknowingyou.com. Lice Knowing You Salons are located in Mercer Island, Mill Creek, Federal Way, Wallingford, WA and Beaverton, OR.
* Appointment required for free lice checks