With the start of a new school year sneaking up on us, M.J. Capelli wants to make sure your kids do not bring any unwanted guests into your home this year. Nobody likes to talk about it, but the fact is that every year we see an increase in cases of head lice while our kids are in school. Our salons carry the Fairy Tales brand of products that can both prevent and treat head lice. This is an all-natural line that is a wonderful alternate to other harsh chemical options. Below you will find great tips on how to prevent and treat these buggers. And as always, our stylists are standing by to answer any questions you may have!
Prevention is the key:
*Teach children not to share hats, combs, brushes, hair ties, pillows, sleeping bags, etc.
*Keep long hair in a ponytail or braid.
*At school or daycare make sure to store jackets, backpacks, and hats in separate cubbies
*At naptime, teach kids not to share sleeping mats or pillows.
If there is an outbreak:
*Do not panic. It is important to remember that lice are a nuisance but not a health issue.
*Do a head check immediately. Check the hot spots (behind the ears, back of the neck, and part lines). Really pay attention to the first ½ inch to 1 inch closest to the scalp. If you are unsure if your child has head lice please bring them into any of our 5 locations and we can do a head check and confirm a positive outbreak.
*Do not treat your child’s head without a positive outbreak confirmation. If you treat and there is not an outbreak it makes the treatment less likely to work if/when you should need it. Head lice are becoming more resistant to treatments available.
*Check the whole family. Chances are high that siblings will also have lice. A single nit can quickly become an outbreak.
*Know the symptoms. If your child is scratching his/her head or has small bumps on the neck or scalp, check them over!
*Concentrate on heads first. Treatment of heads is where it starts. We recommend natural, chemical free, and pesticide free Fairy Tales Lice Good-Bye.
*New strains of “super lice” are increasingly resistant to the harsh chemical removal treatments.
*Lice Good-Bye is the only natural treatment proven effective to kill lice, “super lice”, and their nits.
*Safe for repeated use during an outbreak. You do not have to wait 7 days in-between treatments as you do with over the counter chemical lines such as RID or Nix. One nit left behind will start the outbreak all over again.
*Each bottle of Fairy Tales Lice Good-Bye contains 4-6 treatments depending on hair texture and length.
At M.J. Capelli we carry the whole Fairy Tales Lice Prevention and Lice Good-Bye line. We would like to help any family, school, or daycare through this stressful time. Please feel free to call us with any questions and/or concerns.