Prevention

  • Avoid head-to-head contact.
  • Keep hair braided or pulled up in a ponytail or bun.
  • Avoid bedding, pillows, or carpets that have been used by someone with lice in the past 24 hours.
  • Use a good lice comb at least once a week for 2-5 minutes while hair is damp.
  • Wash hair with a mint- based shampoo 1-2 times a week.
  • Use a mint spray daily.
  • Bring your own pillows to sleepovers.
  • Do weekly family head checks.
  • Tell everyone you had contact with if your family has/had lice and ask them to check their heads.