All lice infestations occur as a result of direct head to head contact. One of the simplest ways to avoid this is by keeping your hair to yourself. Contact usually occurs while hugging or taking photos as this allows for the lice to crawl from one head to another. One popular misconception is that head lice can leap from head to head, but as this is not the case, simply keeping your hair up and tucked in can greatly decrease the likelihood of getting the parasites in your hair. If you are worried about lice, here are a few hairstyles that could help prevent head lice.
Styling Hair in Tight Buns to Prevent Lice
Long hair and lice don’t mix well, so it’s best to keep your hair as close as possible. Buns are a simple and easy way to get your hair up and out of your face, and it’s also a great way to prevent lice. There are a large variety of ways you could style the bun, but the most important thing to keep in mind when you are putting your hair up is that you don’t want any hairs that are loose enough to brush someone else.
For example, a ballerina bun is great because it keeps all of the hairs nice and tucked in at the top of the head. Low buns and messy buns are great options too as long as the hair stays in the bun and doesn’t get too close to anyone else.
Stop the Spread of Lice by Braiding Hair for Group Events
Just like the buns, putting your hair in braids can also be a great preventative mechanism. Just a common braid is enough to keep your hair together and out of other people’s space, but with braids, there are a lot of options for styling. Group photos provide lice with an opportunity to spread, but it’s always important to look your best. Crown braids, fishtails, and french braids are all great styling options to choose from that both look great, and prevent the spread of lice.
Ponytails, A Classic Hairstyle to Deter Lice
Braiding is too much work? No problem. Just a simple ponytail can still provide you with added protection from head lice. Though the ponytail doesn’t provide as much protection as a bun or braid, keeping your hair up and out of your face can go a long way in preventing the spread of headlice.
Lice Clinics of America
There are many preventative measures that you could take to reduce your risk of getting head lice, and keeping your hair up is one of the simplest ways to do that. Here at Lice Clinics of America, we work hard to help prevent and treat head lice. If you would like to learn more or are interested in lice removal in Milwaukee, click the link at the top of the page or give us a call at (262) 439-0869.