Re-checking your child regularly and using prevention products daily are the most important things you can do right now.
- Check the “hot spots” nightly with the Nitty Gritty Nit Comb. Repeat for 7-10 days after an infestation. You can check every 2-3 days for lighter cases.
- Products containing organic Rosemary (as in our Shorters Shampoo and Bodywash) are proven to help prevent head lice. You can use them as your daily shampoo. Our ingredients cleanse, soften, detangle AND the natural oils of rosemary, safe, gentle and effective to help keep the bugs away.
How are lice spread?
Lice are mostly spread through head-to-head contact. Lice infest children more than adults because they have more physical contact at that age.
Lice can survive up to 36 hours off the human head on clothing and other personal items such as hats, helmets, brushes, combs, hair ties, towels and head phones. They do not fly or jump. They crawl. Lice can also survive in water as they go into a state of suspended animation. Chlorine does not kill them. Pets do not carry the same type of head lice as children.