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Catching Head Lice

As a parent, one of the many jobs on your endless ‘to do’ list is to discover the best ways to protect and care for your little ones. You hear so much conflicting advice about what to do and what not to do it can sometimes feel like you’re trying to decode a complex maths equation. But when it comes to children’s skincare, your mission is simple – to keep their skin as soft, supple and hydrated as it was the day they were born.

How do children catch head lice?

Unfortunately for you (and them) children’s heads are the perfect breeding ground for head lice. As much as we want to protect our little ones and keep their hair as fresh and healthy-looking as the day they were born, there is no escaping the inevitable – they will suffer from an outbreak of lice at some point in their life.

Head to head contact is the most common way to catch lice and it takes just 30 seconds for the insects to crawl from one head to the next. However, sharing everyday objects, such as hats, brushes or headphones, does not make children more susceptible to catching lice. And just because your little cherubs catch lice doesn’t mean you’ve failed in your role as a parent, so don’t feel too disheartened if they do have an outbreak. It’s simply down to you to blast the little beasts.

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