"Lice is spread by 'head to head' contact. Kids touch heads when they play, camps, sleepovers, family get-togethers, travel. We get crazy busy after spring break!” Skinner suggests 5 simple steps to deal with a lice outbreak:
1. Check everyone in the Family (part hair, look around ears, nape of the neck, & crown of the head). If you are not sure what to look for, get a free professional check at Bernadette's at the Beach.
2. Don’t buy Rid or Nix at the pharmacy - they are TOXIC!
3. Apply an enzyme-based, lice killing product. -they are natural, digestive enzymes, we recommend Bernadette's Absolute Clear Head Treatment (www.licefreekids.com). Professional treatment is $50 per head.
4. .Everyday, at home, change pillow cases, bath towels, combs and brushes. Pillow cases and towels can go in the dryer, brushes/combs in the dishwasher.
5."Once a Week - Take a Peek" -use a good lice comb, bright light, and look for those critters! If you or your family gets itchy - go for a free check at Bernadette's at the Beach.
Spring break is high season for lice. It's also the start of 'helmet season'. Baseball, softball, & bike helmets are an easy way to spread lice. Teach your kids not to share helmets, brushes, or hats! Don't come back from spring break with any extra passengers on board!
Pam Skinner is the owner of Bernadette's at the Beach, a professional lice removal salon in Huntington Beach, CA. They offer complimentary head checks for lice anytime. All products are natural and non-toxic. Kids enjoy games on Kindle Fires, while parents enjoy coffee and free Wi-Fi. For more info visit: www.licefreekids.com.