27 Mar Who is Most Vulnerable to Head Lice?
Head lice does not discriminate. Even though some parts of the world appear to have more head lice cases, this is deceiving. Usually, we see these outbreaks in lower income populations because of the barrier to proper head lice treatment. People who live in middle-and-upper class communities still get lice, but they tend to seek treatment right away, preventing its spread.
Nevertheless, there are still some people who are more vulnerable to head lice than others. If you or your child is in one of these groups, rest assured that head lice is 100% treatable. My Hair Helpers offers head lice prevention and treatment products that are safe, effective and guaranteed to work.
What Groups are at a Higher Risk for Head Lice?
Below you’ll find the people who are at a higher risk for contracting head lice.
- Preschool and elementary-age children. Because preschool and elementary-age children spend a lot of time in close quarters, their risk for head lice is greater than for older kids. You’ll find these age groups playing together and sharing toys, increasing the opportunity for lice to spread.
- Kids in contact sports. Any type of contact sport – soccer, basketball, football – present chances for lice to spread from one person to another. Sharing towels, helmets and other sports gear can also increase the risk for sharing lice.
- Girls and women. Head lice tend to be more common in girls and women because they have longer hair. Short hair isn’t a guarantee you won’t get lice, however, as these pests can lay eggs on a ¼” of hair.
- Children in daycare. Daycares provide additional opportunities for lice to spread beyond a typical day in school. For example, daycare centers often have cots, pillows and blankets for naptime. Sharing these items can raise the risk for head lice.
As you can see, living in a certain area or being of a certain socioeconomic status does not increase your chances for getting lice. Neither does being clean or dirty. Head lice can happen to anyone. The key is to treat it quickly and with the right products.
What Can I Do About Head Lice?
Thankfully, head lice are not a health hazard and do not transmit disease. However, they can be easily spread to other members in the household, so you want to deal with them aggressively. But, aggressive is not the same as harsh. We recommend avoiding the unnecessary use of toxins and chemicals, especially on growing children.
At the same time, we also advise against using at-home remedies because they are not always effective, leading to wasted time, money and energy. Instead, it’s best to use an effective product made from natural ingredients. My Hair Helpers’ products use dimethicone, a safe skincare ingredient, as well as essential oils like peppermint. Our products work the first time around – guaranteed! If you’re not happy with your purchase, we’ll refund your money.
The most important piece of advice we can give you is that head lice do not discriminate. Some populations are more vulnerable to them than others, but if you have hair, you can get lice. To schedule an appointment with our salon or mobile service, contact us today. Or shop on Amazon to have our products delivered to your doorstep.