September 17, 2010

Keeping the Lice Away...

It is only the second week of school way up here in Canada. But go figure of course there is already a GIANT outbreak of headlice going around my kids school. Um Yeah. I was not thrilled with the notices that all three of my children brought home in their backpacks this week about the lice outbreak, I really don't think any parent is. However this year it hit me a little harder than in previous years.
In the past if the boys were to catch lice I wouldn't have been too worried - I mean worse case scenario I shave their heads - easy solution! However now that Makenzie is at the school, sitting in a class where who knows how many children are carrying this horrid little beast (yes I hate lice THAT much!) I'm a little panicky this year. So to make a long story short, here is what we've been wearing to school this week for hair to hopefully help keep her hair from hanging/swinging/getting infected with lice.
The pictures are from two different days she wore this style. It's really easy once you get the hang of this one. Part the hair however you'd like and start braiding in a rounded shape towards the back, when you get to the back keep braiding the other side back to the front. Braid as far down the hair as you can and either curl it back and pin it with bobby pins, tuck it under and pin it, or as you'll see in the second set of pictures I brought it across the front of her head like a crown - she loved it this way, told her whole class she was a princess.
Last but not least - load it up with hairspray. I normally don't use a ton of hairspray but she needs it for this style to last the day, and although I'm pretty sure it's only a myth, I keep hoping that the hairspray will keep them away!




2 comments:

Merynne said...

Super-cute do! And, although there are many myths about different hair products protecting against lice... the truth is that dirty hair makes it harder for the nits to stay attached. Plus, the adult lice prefer clean hair which is contrary to popular belief. And trust me, I am disgusted by them too, but it is such a misrepresented thing. It affects all income and social groups the same.

Okay, down from my soapbox. ;) I hope your family escapes this!!!

Monica said...

Thanks for the comment. I think the lice bother me the most because I keep thinking if one of the kids gets them, then they'll probably all end up with them!

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