When it comes to head lice, nothing is fool proof. But, there
are precautions you can take to help avoid them! The harder it is
for them to grasp and hang on to the hair shaft, the harder it is
for them to attach their eggs (nits). Therefore, if hair is tightly
pulled back, it makes a louse's job that much harder!
Try the classic bun, the fish-tail braid, the French bow, or the
traditional French braid! Have fun and get creative, see what you
can come up with!
The 'bun' is a classic, simple up-do that is easy to assemble.
Secure hair into a ponytail on top of the head. Twist hair as you
start to wrap around the base of the ponytail. Secure with another
hair tie, and voila! Bun!
Fishtail braids are a bit more complicated, as there are 4
sections to work with, rather than 3 for a standard braid. Divide
hair into two sections, take a thin piece of hair underneath the
right section and pull it over to the left. Blend with the left
section. Repeat this with a thin piece of hair form under the left.
Continue to repeat this process, remembering to alternate from one
side to the other. Continue until the braid is complete!
Braids and bows, is there anything little girls love more? This
simple do takes no time to assemble! Simply part the hair down the
center, French braid the left side, then secure at the nape of the
neck with a hair tie. Repeat the same process with the right side.
Tie a bow with the remaining hair on both sides, leaving a thin
piece to wrap around the center of the bow. Secure loose ends with
bobby pins. Ta-da!
Gather hair at the top of the head, and separate into three
sections, as you would for a normal braid. Alternately, cross the
right over the middle, then the left over the middle. Add a small
section of hair from each side as you go. Braid until there isn't
any hair left. Secure with a hair tie, and you're done!
Helpful Head Lice Tips:
1.) Teach kiddos not to share hats, coats, brushes, etc.
2.) Complete a daily head-check at home.
3.) Be familiar with your child's school head lice policy.
4.) Keep long hair pulled back tightly.
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