HEAD LICE BLOG

Spread Love Not Lice! Our Top Head Lice Prevention Tips

Lice is primarily spread through direct head-to-head contact. The best way to prevent the spread is to avoid touching heads, taking selfies, sharing a pillow and, when you can, avoid hugging 🙂 Don't share brushes, combs, scarves, hats, helmets, towels, pillows,...

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...

Facts and 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. In order to prevent Super Lice from hitting your family, it’s important...

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 the pesky problem keep your child from the fun of swimming, games and campfires this summer. Pediatric Hair Solutions keeps...

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

  “I have treated my daughters twice and am still finding lice!”   “We have tried all the shampoos and can’t get rid of lice!” “I have used a pharmacist-recommended anti-lice shampoo FOUR times and my child still has lice!” Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone....

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 Charlotte area. The Explorer Christmas Project is a...

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

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 how to protect...

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

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...

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?

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 Hair...

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 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...

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,...

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

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!

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

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!

  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

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

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...

5 Things Parents Need to Know About Head Lice

As a parent, the thought of head lice brings shivers of fear and frustration. From the itching to the cleaning and nit picking, head lice are something parents are not excited about. Before you let your fears and concerns about what to do about lice get the better of...

DIY Treatments for an Itchy Scalp

An itchy scalp can be caused by any number of things. Whether an allergic reaction to a product or even dandruff, dealing with the itchiness is frustrating. If you’re looking to relieve an itchy scalp quickly and easily, then DIY treatments might be the best way to...

Life Stages of Lice

One of the best ways to protect against a lice infestation is to understand their different life stages. There is a lot of confusion around head lice and how long they live and how resilient they are to daily activities. Here are the different life stages of head...

5 Common Myths Associated with Head Lice

Although head lice are a common problem among all school children, with approximately 1 in 10 kids getting head lice every year, there are rumors and myths being spread about them constantly. As professionals, we want to clear up some of the most popular myths so you...

Modern Version of Miss Mary Muffet

Little Miss Mary Clunket, Sat on a tuffet, Eating her rice cakes and whey; Along came a friend with a head full of lice, Who sat down beside her and began to text, When a louse crawled over her eye, And frightened, Miss Mary Clunket, away. It's just that easy to...

Spring Forward with the Facts about Lice

Since Head Lice is the second most communicable disease in children, we thought we would do some research on information distributed by the CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Look what we found!! All household members and other close contacts should be...

You’ve Got Lice

We just had the loveliest client in our facility this weekend. The woman was 58 years of age and had a severe case of head lice. She had gone to see her primary care physician, a dermatologist and an allergist for an itchy head. She had been on steroids, antibiotics...

Spread Love Not Lice

The beauty and innocence of children is wonderful! They have no enemies and truly see the best in everything around them and a new person is a new best friend, so hugs are inevitable. A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away. ~Bil Keane, "Family Circus"...