<blockquote class=’posterous_long_quote’><p>Every time this season rolls around, my phone rings off the hook!</p> <p>”Can you please come to my home and see if we have have lice?”</p> <p>Panicky parents washing the entire contents of their home! Trips to the drug store to buy over-the-counter products.</p> <p>Here are my Best Lice Prevention Tips:</p> <p>- Purchase a spiral-toothed comb for lice and run it through wet detangled hair once a week. If there is activity from lice you will see it. The bugs are small brown wingless insects. The eggs are oval shaped beige to brown in color.</p> <p>-Wear hair back or up as to prevent a swinging bridge for lice to crawl from head to head.</p> <p>-Put a lice replellant on your kids hair. Lice hate peppermint!</p> <p>-Don’t share brushes or combs, hats or helmets.</p> <p>If you have any doubts about what you find, visit our website for pictures at www.myhairhelpers.com
. Also, you can get free lice advice by calling 310-874-4550. Hair Helpers has locations in Calabasas and Los Angeles. —Amy</p></blockquote>
I suppose this doesn’t just apply to Calabasas residents, but as the parent of a 7 year old who attends Bay Laurel, I think this is good information.