Lice 😰😰😰

Kids are going back to school soon so you know what that means....LICE! There, I said it. 😖 Although your kid coming home with lice is gross and stressful, it has absolutely nothing to do with being dirty. On the contrary, they like soft clean hair which is why they are drawn to little kids! • I’m not an advocate for using over the counter treatments. One, because they are pesticides that you’re applying to your child and two, because after you use it one time, it’s no longer effective on any surviving lice. If there is a second generation outbreak, they will have been born immune to the treatment. • KEEP ON HAND *Pure Tea Tree essential oil This can be purchased at any pharmacy. *A disposable shower cap *A color applicator bottle This can be purchased at Sally’s *Lice comb • TREATMENT In the color applicator bottle put 2 ounces of your regular shampoo, 8-10 drops of oil and 1/2-1 ounce of water (enough to make the shampoo easy to get out of the bottle tip) Shake it up and apply to dry hair, in small sections just as you would apply haircolor. Comb through with a wide tooth comb to make sure it’s evenly distributed. Put the shower cap on and let sit for at least 10 minutes. (Longer isn’t better and you risk dripping in to eyes) Rinse well, avoiding getting any in their eyes, shampoo and condition as normal. Now comes the task of taking minute sections and combing the nits and eggs out.🤢 The oil kills and repels lice but also dissolves the “glue” that attaches the eggs to the hair shaft. This treatment can be done several days in a row. You can also add a drop or two of the tea tree oil to their shampoo every night as a repellent! • It’s against state board regulation for you to bring them in the salon but if you need help, I can talk to you through it!

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