There are many steps you can take that will help prevent head lice, but keeping your hair away from someone with head lice is one of the best methods. Take a look at these lice-free hairstyles to help you prevent the spread of head lice.
Ahhhh…long, lovely locks are a classic look and never go out of style. But did you know that wearing long hair back in a tight hairstyle could help prevent head lice? It’s true! Think about it. 97% of head lice are spread through direct head-to-head contact, but if your child’s hair is pulled back into a tight hairstyle, it becomes more difficult for the lice to move to another head. As summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school, now is the perfect time to master these lice-free hairstyles and reduce the chances of head lice spreading to your child’s head!
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Here are some simple lice-free hairstyles that will work for all hair types and textures to help prevent head lice:
Lice-Free Hairstyles: Braids
In our humble opinion, we think braids are the best! Not only is it a practical hairstyle that will keep hair out of your face and stay cool, braids also have a look of both elegance and playfulness that kids and teens love. Braids are also an excellent way for your child to show off their individuality with different styles. The classic 3-Strand Braid, a fishtail braid, a French braid, an infinity braid, and a crown braid are all fabulous lice-free hairstyles to keep your child’s hair up and away from others.
Think braiding is too difficult for you? Not worth the trouble? Think again! Any braid type that keeps your hair pulled back and contained is perfect for helping prevent your contact with head lice. With a little instruction and some practice, you’ll braid like a pro! Watch this braid tutorial for more ideas and inspiration:
Lice-Free Hairstyles: Buns
If braids aren’t your thing, or if you’re looking for even more variety, buns are another wonderful hairstyle that are both practical and stylish. In fact, buns are super “in” right how! Buns can be elegant, casual, stylish, fun and easy! We love them because they help keep head lice from spreading, and there are endless styles that will work on just about anyone. There’s the classic ballerina bun, low bun, high bun, knot bun, messy bun, side buns, pigtail buns, twists, and more! Watch 6 Ways to Make a Bun – wikiHow for more ideas and tutorials on how to do a bun.
We hope these lice-free hairstyles will help keep your family free from itchy heads this summer and beyond!
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