School is in full session! We all know our kids can transfer a cold pretty easily but did you think about how easily head Lice can be transferred? We want to make sure you know everything you need to know to avoid your children from getting Lice. But don’t worry, we have Ladibugs here to keep you covered! Here is some info from Ladibugs Inc. to help you understand more about Lice.
Here’s What To Do:
First, look closely for crawling nymphs or adults. Finding them can be difficult. There are typically few of them, and they can move quickly. However, they are usually visible to the naked eye. Using a magnifying lens and/or light may help. Next, look for nits (eggs). In an active case of head lice, you’ll most likely find nits within 1/4 inch of the scalp. If you only find nits more than 1/4 inch from the scalp, the infestation could be old and may not need to be treated. If you are still unsure, take your child to the doctor, a school nurse or other health care provider. Or call the 24-hour Ladibugs hotline at 855-804-8889 and we’ll give you advice and guidance.
Does My Child Have Lice?
You may suspect that your child has lice if he or she has any of the following symptoms:
- Tickling feeling of something moving in the hair.
- Excessive itching, usually caused by an allergic reaction to the bites.
- Irritability and difficulty sleeping; head lice are most active in the dark.
- Sores on the head caused by scratching.
What is The Life Span of Head Lice?
Nits usually take about 8-9 days to hatch. Lice nymphs mature into adults about 9-12 days after hatching from the egg. They shed their exoskeleton 3 times within the first week before becoming adults. Adult lice can live about 30 days on a person’s head. A female louse can lay 150 eggs in her lifetime. If eggs come off the host, they usually die within 48 hours.
Stop An Infestation Before It Starts!
Ladibugs offers a full line of prevention products for daily use. Ladibugs Shampoo and Conditioner are made with the highest-quality natural products and essential oils including peppermint oil that lice find offensive. Use daily and help defend hair from lice infestation. Ladibugs Mint Spray is a first-of-its-kind lice-fighting tool using a specialized mint formula to help ward off head lice. Sprayed daily on coats and backpacks, it helps prevent head lice infestations. Ladibugs Mint Detangling Spray is made with the highest quality, all natural, essential oil of peppermint, making this a superior product for both its detangling properties, as well as assisting in warding off head lice. Use after sleep to detangle bed head, and after bathing to condition while detangling.
Getting Rid of Lice Naturally
You’ll love the smell, but the lice hate it! Elimination products include Ladibugs Mousse made from a yeast based enzyme (a natural dissolver of nit glue) and Ladibugs Mint Serum, a blend of olive oil and peppermint that soothes the scalp while eliminating lice. When used with the Ladibugs Metal Micro-Grooved Comb, lice don’t stand a chance! Many claim that natural remedies are â€œanecdotalâ€ (unreliable) and are not scientifically proven. But independent studies of parents and caregivers show that there are many different natural therapies that are completely effective. Ladibugs all-natural product prevent and treat lice without pesticides or other toxic, harsh chemicals. Ingredients like yeast-based enzymes, olive oil and peppermint naturally eliminate and prevent lice infestations. Developed with a chemist and a team of hair care professionals, Ladibugs products include both lice elimination and prevention solutions.
As you may already know, lice typically like CLEAN hair. They hate dirty hair and it’s better to wear your hair up with hairspray or gel to avoid lice. So if you are worried about your child catching lice at school or daycare, Ladibugs is definitely something to look into! Mac Med has it at the salon along with brochures to help you. Feel free to give us a call with any questions!