Going to summer camp as a child is where some of the best memories are made. Sadly, head lice also love summer camp! How do you make sure that your child returns home from summer camp head lice-free? There is plenty of head lice preventative care that you can do preemptively to help prevent your child from becoming a victim of a head lice infestation.
Get a head check prior to camp
There’s no better way to prevent a head lice infestation than prevention! Getting your child’s head checked for lice prior to starting summer camp can help the entire camp avoid an outbreak. Camps should encourage all campers to get checked by a professional lice removal service like Fresh Heads, prior to the start of camp.
Keep your hair tied back
Because head lice is spread through direct contact, it is always safer to keep your child’s hair tied up in braids, bun, or any of their favorite updos. This will lower the chances of their hair coming in contact with other children who have a lice infestation.
Buy preventative lice spray to use before and at camp
While most over-the-counter lice treatments are ineffective and time-consuming, some preventative sprays can help prevent the spread of head lice. Lice do not like the smell of mint, rosemary, and tea tree oil. So, making a mix of these fragrances and spraying it as perfume and on personal items can help at repelling lice.
Discourage close contact selfies with other campers
Selfies and picture taking is one of those things at summer camp that is just going to happen. So, asking your child not to take pictures with their friends is just not going to happen. But you could try discouraging them from taking close head-to-head contact selfies with them.
Head Lice Treatment in Jacksonville, FL
So, what do you do if your child brings home head lice from that super awesome and unforgettable summer camp? Well, we have just the solution! Our Fresh Heads Lice Removal clinics in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Savannah all offer our AirAllé treatment- using 0 harsh or toxic chemicals, the AirAllé treatment eliminates lice the first time, every time. With over 700,000 successful head lice treatments under our belt, we guarantee that the Fresh Heads can take care of your lice problem effectively, timely, and with little to no effort to you. So make your appointment today and get ready for summer fun!
Schools Without Lice
At Fresh Heads Lice Removal, our mission is to get rid of lice in schools across the United States. We’ve partnered with the Lice Clinics of America to create the Schools Without Lice program. Through this program, we provide school nurses and teachers with free screenings, resources, and treatments. Together, we can have schools without lice!