Did you hear the story about supermodel Heidi Klum’s four children all getting head lice?
Yes that’s right, even world famous supermodels and their families are susceptible to lice. Each year, between 6 and 12 million head lice infestations occur in the United States among children ages 3 to 16. That means your son or daughter isn’t alone with their head lice diagnosis, and neither is Heidi Klum’s.
Though getting head lice can often make moms, dads, and children feel embarrassed, you shouldn’t feel that way. Getting head lice has nothing to do with poor hygiene or uncleanliness, and everything to do with head-to-head contact.
“That’s why I’m not hugging her,” Ellen DeGeneres told her audience of supermodel Heidi Klum.
While it’s important to focus on ways to prevent getting head lice, it’s the treatment that is most important to many parents. There are many different treatment options available, and parents should do their research before using one over another.
Many over-the-counter (OTC) treatments, for example, use harsh chemicals and are simply not effective at killing knits, or lice eggs, which means your child will assuredly get head lice again weeks later when the knits hatch. Additionally, while the OTC lice removal market is estimated to make a whopping $130 million this year, the typical OTC product fails to work 99.6% of the time.
And that’s not even the worst of it… new research shows that American head lice are actually evolving to become resistant to even some of the strongest chemicals on the market. Talk about scary!
So what treatment should you use to eliminate head lice?
Remove-A-Lice recommends the Shepherd Method of Lice Removal. It’s the only proven, safe, and eco-friendly method available, and instead of using harsh chemicals, it involves a trained and certified professional combing through your child’s hair strand-by-strand and removing all lice and knits.
Our method is intended to be one-and-done, and we’re so confident in the effectiveness of our services, we offer a 30-Day Guarantee.
To learn more about Remove-A-Lice and to schedule an appointment or a head check, contact us today!