Head lice scientifically known as pediculus humanus capitis, are parasite that are found on human heads. It spread from person to person by head to head contact through direct contact with the hair of an infested person. It cause a tickling feeling of something moving in the hair, itching, and sores on the head. It is common among preschool and elementary school aged children. Once your child starts school lice become a sudden and very real worry. What is even scarier than the lice themselves are the possible side effects from the chemicals in over the counter lice treatments. Wouldn't it be great if there were natural way you could keep your family from getting lice in the first place?.
Well here are some natural ways to prevent lice
1. Coconut, lavender, lemon grass, Rosemary and peppermint are scents popularly believed to repel lice. Using any coconut scented shampoo and conditioner is an easy ways to increase your defense.
2. Remind your children to never share combs, brushes, hair accessories, hat or clothes.
3. Tie back long hair - braids, clips, and barrettes are all helpful.
4. If your child does end up with lice contact his or her provider immediately and consider a more natural and effective treatment.
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