Hairstyles That Help Prevent Head Lice

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Head lice are something you don’t want to deal with because they are uncomfortable and messy. If your child has head lice, know that you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 6 to 12 million children get head lice every year in the U.S. The itching and scratching caused by lice leads to sleepless nights and loss of concentration. Even worse, kids may begin to scratch their heads so much that they cause sores.

You can take simple steps to make yourself (or your child) less of a target. Here are some hairstyles to help you prevent head lice.

Hairstyles to Prevent Head Lice

Head lice are a common issue among children, especially in preschool or daycare. Head lice are the worst, and they’re frustrating to get rid of. But did you know that your child’s hairstyle could be a factor in helping prevent head lice?

It’s simple—if your hair is up, it is harder for lice to pass from one person to another:

In this way, you may save your child the trouble of having to apply pesticides, which can be harmful to their health and trigger an allergic response. In order to prevent head lice, you can try these simple hairstyles.


Braids are a common way of styling hair and a great way to spice up your hairstyle. Braids are fun, versatile, and can be done on anybody, whether young or old. A braid is a type of hairstyle created by intertwining three or more hair strands. It can look good with any style, texture, and hair length. There are many different braids to choose from, including the French braid, the Dutch, fishtail, and many more.


Ponytails are a hairstyle where all the hair is gathered up, thus exposing the back of the neck. Ponytails are a common hairstyle for both men and women. The ponytail is so versatile that it can be worn in several variations, using different hair types and lengths. There are several styles of ponytails that can be worn for all occasions, from casual to more stylish.

Short hair

Short hairstyles are ideal, especially if you have children in school or daycare. The more contact your child has with other people’s heads and hair, the more likely they have contact with head lice.

It’s also easier for parents to check short hair for  head lice, making it easier to catch an infestation early on. If you’re worried about catching head lice and don’t want to deal with the difficulty of keeping a specific hairstyle, go short!

Just a reminder

The best way to prevent head lice is to avoid head-to-head contact with someone who already has lice. Head lice spread by direct contact with an infected person’s hair, and loose hair makes that much easier.

Teaching your children how to avoid contracting lice in the first place is the best approach to preventing lice from coming into your home. This involves teaching how lice spread (through direct head-to-head contact, sharing hats and combs, etc.) and how to avoid them.

Keep your style with LiceFreee!

Several hairstyles can make it more difficult for head lice to spread from person to person. But it won’t eliminate the risk of infestation. And sometimes, even though you took every precaution, it’s still possible to get head lice.

So if you are already dealing with a lice infestation, you don’t want to stress yourself and put harmful chemicals in your child’s hair. The good news is you can deal with head lice infestation stress-free with LiceFreee! We ensure that you get a safe, non-toxic, and effective over-the-counter (OTC) medication against head lice.

Since 1999, Licefreee has continuously produced and improved anti-lice products that are safe, non-toxic, and effective  for all family members. Avoid all the hassle, embarrassment, and stress for your child dealing with head lice. To keep head lice from infecting you and your loved ones, visit the LiceFreee shop now.

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