Driiiin! The first school bell is ready to ring in a few days. Our little friends are getting ready to go back to their school routine and the preparations have already started. Bags, cases, new notebooks and colorful pens are definitely on the top of the wish list. Children are looking forward to returning to their desks and, can’t wait to meet their friends. As the sweet anxiety for the new school year peaks, so does the parents’ fear of… lice!
What we know about lice
Lice are parasitic bugs, which infect humans as well as animals. More specifically, scalp lice most commonly infect children and lay their eggs, called nits, on their hair. They can only be treated with specialized pesticides and ointments, that must be used with due care.
Scalp lice are transmitted -mainly- through head-to-head contact. However, they can also be transmitted through clothes or objects such as scarves, brushes, hair ribbons, hats, etc. When children play, they come really close to each other, while they also have the habit of exchanging their things. For this reason, lice are a common problem especially in primary school students.
It is important to know that lice do not distinguish between short or long hair, bathed or unwashed. This means that lice infestation isn’t an indicator of poor cleanliness. In addition, cutting children’s hair short isn’t a solution, as lice attach to the scalp regardless of the length of hair.
The best way to avoid lice infestation is to check your children’s head frequently and encourage them to go to school with their hair pulled back. It is also important to explain to them the reasons why they shouldn’t exchange their personal belongings. But, children are always children, so make sure to use a specialized, non-chemical anti-lice product.
What do we suggest?
MACROREPEL Schooldays Shampoo: Specially designed for the entire family, as it can be used by both children and adults. Moisturizes and softens the hair, while its composition with vinegar and bitter wood repels common lice and inhibits their growth. Apply a sufficient amount to wet hair and massage gently. Leave on for 2-3 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Stay protected and welcome the new school year with joy!