Caring For
Your Child's
Hair & Skin

What are head lice?

When nasty critters set up camp in your child’s hair it can be a frustrating process trying to eliminate them. But fear not, we can help you with your challenge. So what steps can you take to stop them invading hair in the first place and what should you do if you receive that dreaded head lice letter from school?

Are head lice and nits the same thing?

No they’re not. Nits are the tiny blackish or brown eggs that cling to the root of the hair and can be a real pain to remove, leading to unpleasant scenes at sunset. Once the lice have hatched they leave behind white eggshells that look similar to dandruff. Lice are the living, crawling critters in your child’s hair that can only be defeated with death defying displays of skill, tears and tantrums (yours, not your theirs!).

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