4 Ways You Can Stay Lice-free During Holiday Gatherings

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Gathering with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins creates the most precious memories of holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, head lice sometimes accompany guests, which is not fun at all. Here are some easy tips for you and your kids to follow when your family gathers together.

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1. Tying hair back in ponytails, buns, or into braids makes it difficult for lice to get onto your head.(Lice can't hop or jump, but they can grab onto your hair if it is near enough.)

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2. Lice hate the aroma of peppermint. By using a product like Nitpickerz Mint spray, it deters lice from wanting to cling to your head with it's lovely soft mint aroma for your hair.

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3. When taking photos & selfies, don't touch your head to other people's head. It sounds easy, but it's actually really challenging not to do. (Lice can't hop or jump, but they can grab onto your hair if it is near enough.)

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4. Don't wear anyone else's hats, coats, scarves, or gloves. (Sorta good-news is that lice die after being off someone's head for 24 hours. To be safe though, just steer clear of using anyone else's winter gear.)

It's also helpful to check your head and others in your family a week after the gathering for any signs of lice. Catching it early can make the whole process of getting rid of it much easier.

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If you find any signs of lice, come into Nitpickerz for our lice removal treatment.