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Our ‘Lice Free Forever’ Charity Fights Lice and Changes Lives

Head lice are no one’s fault. So why do some people feel the need to bully others with lice? 

Thankfully, no-nit policies in schools are easing up, but the misconceptions surrounding head lice are still going strong. Because of these myths, some parents and children keep quiet or are unsure of how to ask for help. In the meantime, this leaves many children living with lice for months or even years. 

At My Hair Helpers, we don’t just sell head lice prevention and treatment products. We also provide education to parents and caregivers. By dispelling the myths about head lice, we believe that more people will be open to talking about their experiences and receiving treatment. Sadly, it’s silence that often allows head lice to thrive. 

Meet Our Charity: Lice Free Forever 

My Hair Helpers has a nonprofit organization called Lice Free Forever. Our vision is to remove the financial barriers of head lice treatment so that no child or person has to suffer with lice. Unfortunately, head lice hits hardest in lower income areas where families struggle to afford treatment. Things are further complicated when multiple children in the home have lice, the first treatment is ineffective or a child has multiple re-infestations.

By removing financial barriers, we can get children the help they need to be lice free, as well as educate parents and caregivers on how to keep their homes free of lice. Additional topics we cover include: 

  • Importance of routine lice checks 
  • How to identify and remove lice and nits
  • Ways to reduce re-infestations 
  • Tips for preventing lice from spreading to siblings 
  • Clearing up myths regarding lice

Changing Children’s Lives One Treatment at a Time

Each year through Lice Free Forever, we meet children all over the world who are living with head lice. Even though head lice are more common in some communities than others, no child should have to endure this every day. 

One girl we recently met had head lice for over a year! She had no friends, no confidence and no good nights of sleep. What a terrible way to live for such a young child! In just four hours, we were able to remove all of the lice and nits from her hair. We’re happy to report that she is doing much better now. 

With the right help, lice are 100% treatable. While they can’t be avoided all of the time, there are ways to reduce the risk. We hope in time that there will be more programs to address children living with head lice, just as there are programs for bullying, free and reduced meals, etc. At this time, there are NO publicly funded programs for head lice.

One Solution: Schedule Lice Checks in Schools

Because there is a lack of head lice education in schools and communities, we recommend that schools put funds aside at the beginning of the year to schedule lice screenings. This way, all students can be checked for lice. If there are active cases, treatment can be provided on the spot or sent home with the student. Educational materials will also be provided to parents and caregivers. 

If head lice are a problem in your school, imagine how a simple lice screening can change your students’ lives. They’ll be happier and more productive in school, leading to improved test scores, attendance and behavior. Hopefully, bullying will improve as well. Remember, with the right attention, lice are 100% curable. 

To learn more about our Lice Free Forever Charity, or to make a donation, visit My Hair Helpers and click the yellow “Make a Donation” box. Or, schedule a lice screening for your school and get a better understanding of which students are dealing with lice. Thank you for your support!

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FAQ's

WHAT ARE HEAD LICE?

Head lice are tiny six-legged insects that are blood-sucking parasites. They live on the scalp of humans. Head lice are the little and wingless insects with a size of sesame seeds that make their home on the human head and spread diseases by sucking the blood from the scalp. Infections and diseases caused by head lice are generally faced by on-going school students and their family members as the head of students come in contact with the head of other students. Contact My Hair Helpers to guaranteed head lice removal services. We are professional head lice removal experts known for our best service and customer support.

WHERE DO HEAD LICE COME FROM?

The evidence for head lice goes back many centuries. Lice was named as the third plague in the Old Testament of the Bible. The shell casings for lice have been found on Egyptian mummies. Live Lice on the head and their eggs can be killed by opting for different lice treatments that are available in different forms such as lotions, shampoos, and creams and these can be used at home without any hassle. It is necessary for the women who are pregnant or breastfeed their babies to take suggestions from a renowned doctor about the risk-free products.

HOW DO WE GET LICE?

In the majority of cases, head lice is passed with head to head contact. A smaller number of cases are passed through brushes and combs and sharing hats. Lice don’t like to leave their food supply unless a warm head is waiting for them.

DOES GETTING HEAD LICE MEAN I’M DIRTY?

Head lice actually prefer clean hair! It’s more difficult for them to lay eggs on greasy or dirty hair.