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Hairstyles That Help Prevent Head Lice

Hairstyles That Help Prevent Head Lice

97% of head lice are spread through direct head to head contact. So one of the best ways to prevent head lice from spreading is to wear a very tight hairstyle. Lice are similar to monkeys on a vine. They need something to grab onto when they are moving from head to...

How To Clean Your Home After Discovering Head Lice

How To Clean Your Home After Discovering Head Lice

Cleaning After Lice Once a case of head lice is confirmed in your household, the most important first step is to have everyone professionally checked for lice to prevent it from spreading. Once you determine how many people in your household have head lice, it's...

Head Lice Prevention Tips

Head Lice Prevention Tips

Head lice is the second most common communicable disease next to the common cold so it's important to know the facts in order to help prevent the spread of head lice. 97% of head lice is spread through direct head to head contact. So the best way to prevent head lice...

Why School Lice Policies Are Changing

Why School Lice Policies Are Changing

NEW HEAD LICE POLICIES IN SCHOOL Recent studies and recommendations about head lice have prompted many school districts to change their head lice policies. Some school districts are now following the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and...

PHS Team Volunteers In The Dominican Republic

PHS Team Volunteers In The Dominican Republic

A Spotlight on our Staff Members Volunteer Work Two team members from Pediatric Hair Solutions will be traveling to the Dominican Republic with a group from Carmel Christian School to volunteer at Freedom Christian School near Ramon Santana. The school educates...

Don’t Bring Lice Home From Summer Camp

Don’t Bring Lice Home From Summer Camp

If summer camp is on the agenda for your kids this summer, make sure they return home with happy camp memories, not head lice. Unfortunately, the spread of head lice at summer camp is fairly common. 60% of camp leaders say head lice infestations are a significant...

Do Home Remedies For Head Lice Work?

Do Home Remedies For Head Lice Work?

If you have a case of head lice on your hands and want to treat it naturally and cost effectively, you may be considering a natural remedy. Home remedies for head lice can be appealing because they don't involve toxic chemicals and neurotoxins that are commonly found...

Spread Love Not Lice! Our Top Head Lice Prevention Tips

Spread Love Not Lice! Our Top Head Lice Prevention Tips

We've put together our top 11 head lice prevention tips from our head lice professionals to ensure you only spread love, not lice! Lice is primarily spread through direct head-to-head contact. The best way to prevent the spread is to avoid touching heads, taking...

How To Avoid Getting Head Lice In The Winter Months

How To Avoid Getting Head Lice In The Winter Months

While there is no "season" for head lice, it can be more common in the winter months as children and families are in tighter quarters, families gather for the holidays and winter apparel is swapped and shared. We've compiled the top tips to help you and your family...

Pediatric Hair Solutions Partners With Camp CARE

Pediatric Hair Solutions Partners With Camp CARE

Pediatric Hair Solutions was pleased to partner with Camp CARE by providing free head checks on their camp intake day. More than 180 campers took part in Camp CARE this summer. The camp is located on Lake Lure. Camp CARE provides a week long summer camp for children...

Pediatric Hair Solutions Goes To Summer Camp!

Pediatric Hair Solutions Goes To Summer Camp!

Who says you need to be a kid to go to summer camp? Every summer, the team at Pediatric Hair Solutions heads to camps across North and South Carolina. We provide summer camp head checks on the first day of camp for some of the largest camps in the area. Children who...

Chemical Lice Treatment Shampoos Linked To Abnormal Behavior

Chemical Lice Treatment Shampoos Linked To Abnormal Behavior

New research shows the ingredients found in the most common head lice shampoos have been linked to behavioral difficulties in young children. A team of French researchers investigated whether prenatal or childhood exposure to pyrethroid, a group of synthetic chemical...

Keep Lice Away At Summer Camp

Keep Lice Away At Summer Camp

If your child is going to camp this summer, you'll want to add 'head check' to your to-do list. Getting your child checked for head lice before they go to summer camp will save you time and money, and most importantly, ensure your child gets to enjoy every minute of...

Pediatric Hair Solutions Guest Blogs For Charlotte Smarty Pants

Pediatric Hair Solutions Guest Blogs For Charlotte Smarty Pants

Sheila Fassler, RN and owner of Pediatric Hair Solutions wrote a guest blog for the popular mommy website Charlotte Smarty Pants. In the blog post "Lice 101: What Every Parent Needs to Know about Lice",  Sheila clears up the myths and confusing surrounding head lice....

Facts & Fiction About Super Lice

Facts & Fiction About Super Lice

You’ve probably seen stories in the news about the spread of Super Lice. Lice that have mutated to become resistant to the most common over-the-counter treatments are now present in 48 states. So basically, all lice are Super Lice! In order to prevent lice from...

Tips For A Lice-Free Summer Camp

Tips For A Lice-Free Summer Camp

Some of your child's best memories are often made at summer camp. Unfortunately, head lice like camp just as much as your children do. Don't let this pesky problem keep your child from the fun of swimming, games and campfires this summer. They want a lice-free summer...

Announcing Our New Location In Youngstown, Ohio

We are excited to announce our continued growth with the opening of a new location in Youngstown, Ohio! A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house was held on February 4th at our clinic on Boardman Canfield Road. Sheila Fassler, owner of Pediatric Hair Solutions, was...

When Lice Won’t Leave

When Lice Won’t Leave

“I have treated my daughters twice and am still finding lice!”   "What am I doing wrong when lice won't leave us alone?" “We have tried all the shampoos and can’t get rid of lice!”  “I have used a prescription lice treatment from our doctor and then over the counter...

Pediatric Hair Solutions In The Community

At Pediatric Hair Solutions, we believe in giving back to the many communities we serve. This December in Charlotte, we were proud to support a program that provides Christmas gifts to less fortunate families in the community. The Explorer Christmas Project is a...

Don’t Be Afraid Of Head Lice Treatment

Don’t Be Afraid Of Head Lice Treatment

We understand how intimidating it can be to step into a clinic for head lice treatment. There’s a stigma that can come with head lice, and while based on myths and rumors, it is something we all have to deal with. Even though head lice are a problem that is completely...

Stay Lice-Free: Tips For College Students

Stay Lice-Free: Tips For College Students

Head Lice In College Do you have a child heading off to college soon? Or are you a college student yourself, about to move into your dorm? Well, chances are, in between registering for classes and buying textbooks and dorm room furnishings, you haven’t thought about...

Going Back To School After Head Lice Treatment

Going Back To School After Head Lice Treatment

Whether you had head lice treatment during summer vacation or during the school year, going back to school afterwards can be daunting. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma that many people place on those who have had head lice, even though we are all equally...

DIY Hair Repair To Get Ready For Fall

DIY Hair Repair To Get Ready For Fall

It’s hard to believe that summer is on the way out to make way for fall! Whether this makes you happy or sad, the change is inevitable. Another thing that is inevitable is the damage your hair has suffered from days in the sun, at the beach or in the pool. Now is the...

The Ineffectiveness Of Over-The-Counter Head Lice Treatments

The Ineffectiveness Of Over-The-Counter Head Lice Treatments

Before you decide to run to the local drugstore to pick up an over-the-counter (OTC) head lice treatment, take a moment to consider your options. While several OTC treatments have received promotion by some, they are ultimately not effective for treating head lice....

How To Talk To Other Parents About Head Lice

How To Talk To Other Parents About Head Lice

The topic of head lice is usually not the most popular one amongst parents, though it is a necessary one. Head lice spread most easily between friends, family, schoolmates, and team members. Here are a few tips on how to talk to other parents about head lice: Decide...

How Does Non-Toxic Head Lice Treatment Work?

How Does Non-Toxic Head Lice Treatment Work?

Non-toxic head lice treatment doesn’t have to be a mystery. At Pediatric Hair Solutions, we specialize in safe and effective non-toxic treatment that gets the job done. Here is a breakdown of how our non-toxic treatment works:   How does it work? At Pediatric...

Tips For Keeping Leonard Off The Team

Tips For Keeping Leonard Off The Team

Do you or your kids love to play sports during the summer or will you be signing up for to play for the fall? Getting out and enjoying a game with friends, colleagues, or classmates can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for kids and adults alike. Of course,...

Teenagers and Head Lice: Tips for Parents

Teenagers and Head Lice: Tips for Parents

Teenagers like to think they are invincible and immune to things such as head lice, but unfortunately they are not. Head lice do not discriminate based on anything, least of all age. That being said, teenagers often take it the hardest when a head lice infestation is...

Lice Love Going to the Movies!

Lice Love Going to the Movies!

Who here loves going to the movies? I’m guessing that would be most of us! It’s movie season right now and what better activity to get friends and family together than to enjoy a great flick on the big screen! Before you head out to the theater or even the drive-in,...

Family Reunions: Lice Could Show Up, Whether Invited or Not!

Family Reunions: Lice Could Show Up, Whether Invited or Not!

Are you making the trek to any family reunions this year? Or perhaps your family is nearby, and you get together for every holiday. Whether you’re going 10 miles or 1,000 miles, family reunions are a big deal. It can be a fun time for siblings and cousins to reunite...

DIY Summer Hair Care

DIY Summer Hair Care

Summer is the best time for going to the beach, spending time at the pool, having picnics and barbeques, and so much more. Unfortunately, a lot of these fun summer activities can take a toll on your hair. With all the damage and drying that the sun, saltwater, and...

What to Clean After a Lice Infestation

What to Clean After a Lice Infestation

If you or someone you know has recently come out of a head lice infestation, then you know that there is work to do. On the day of you or your family member’s treatment at Pediatric Hair Solutions, set aside some time to clean specific items around your home to ensure...

Summer Vacation: Lice Don’t Take a Break!

Summer Vacation: Lice Don’t Take a Break!

It’s that time of year. If summer vacation hasn’t yet started for you, it will soon. School-age kids are ready to run free and, of course, many parents are trying to figure out how they're going to make it until the fall! No matter your feelings on summer vacation,...

Tips for Teaching Your Children About Head Lice

Tips for Teaching Your Children About Head Lice

If you have school-age children, then you understand the possibility of them one day coming home from class or summer camp with head lice. Before that happens, though, you should take some time to teach your children about head lice and what can be done to prevent an...

Lice Love Summer Camp!

Lice Love Summer Camp!

Ahh, summer. It’s the time of year for swimming, picnics, camping, and other fun activities in the sun. If you have school-age children, then you are maybe excited for summer camp: that special time where the kids get to spend time away having fun with their peers...

DIY Shampoos for Dry Hair and Scalp

DIY Shampoos for Dry Hair and Scalp

If you have dry hair or a dry scalp, chances are you’ve tried several shampoos to help relieve it. Often, commercially made shampoos touting dry hair or dry scalp relief have chemicals that simply mask the problem or only work in the short term. We know that you and...

5 Ways to Protect Against Head Lice

5 Ways to Protect Against Head Lice

The thought of head lice is frightening and sometimes devastating, but it shouldn’t be! At Pediatric Hair Solutions, we understand how traumatic a lice infestation can be for a family, which is why we are here to provide a safe and effective treatment. We are also...