How To Prevent Head Lice
Head-to-head contact is by far the most common route of lice transmission. Children between 4 and 14 years of age are the most frequently infested group. Girls are two to four times more frequently infested than boys – mainly because of their longer hair. Normally head lice infest a new host only by close contact between individuals, making social contacts among children and parent-child interactions more likely routes of infestation than shared combs, hats, brushes, towels, clothing, beds or wardrobes.
Tea Tree Oil is one of the few natural ingredients that have been proven to be effective in laboratory tests. Other home remedies such as vinegar, alcohol and olive oil do not work. Keeping hair neatly tied up, plaited for no loose hairs for the lice to get hold of, and regular combing is the best preventative.