Direct contact between people’s hair is the only cause of many head lice infestations. Thankfully there are a few options as far as lice-free hairstyles go. Lice transfer happens the most during hugs, group photos, and any activity where head to head contact occurs. Many people think that lice have the ability to jump from head to head, but thankfully this is not the case, so just keeping your hair up and out of the way can go a long way when it comes to preventing the spread of headlice. If you are worried that you may be exposed to head lice soon, here are some hairstyles that could keep you and your hair lice-free.
Long hair and lice are a bad combination, and buns are a simple and easy way to keep them separated. This hairstyle is perfect for keeping all of your hair up and in one concentrated area. There are a variety of ways to style your hair in buns, so you can get creative with it. Low buns and messy buns are good options, but loose strands can defeat the purpose of having your hair up in the first place. A ballerina bun is a perfect option for keeping all of your hair tucked in and out of the way
Buns aren’t your style? No problem. Putting your hair in braids can achieve the same result. Something as simple as a common braid is good enough to keep the lice at bay, but the great thing about braids is the amount of variety you have. Social gatherings and group photos give lice an opportunity to spread, but it is always important to look your best for photos. A fishtail, french, or crown braid is a great way to provide protection from lice without forgoing any level of sophistication.
If braiding takes too long or buns just aren’t your style, simply putting your hair up into a ponytail can be a quick way to get your hair out of harm’s reach. Unfortunately, this hairstyle isn’t quite as effective due to the loose strands of hair, but it is still a lot safer than the alternative. If you are unsure of where to wear the ponytail, just remember that the higher up, and out of the way, the better.
Lice Treatment Near Me
Keeping your hair up is one of the simplest preventative measures that you can take to reduce your risk of getting head lice. Here at Lice Clinics of America in Racine, we work hard to help prevent and treat head lice. If you would like to learn more or are interested in lice removal in Racine, click the link at the top of the page or give us a call at (262) 425-9930.