I’m in Miami Beach: Making Your Beach Holiday Lice-Free

Planning a beach holiday but scared of the nasty critters in your hair making an unwanted appearance? Don’t worry; we’ve all been there at some point in our lives! Believe it or not, 6–12 million people in the U.S. contract head lice annually. But despite the problem being extremely common, most people are unaware of how to deal with head lice. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your time with friends and family! Lice can be frustrating and painful (thankfully, not literally!) to deal with. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t impossible to get rid of! Remember that where there’s a will, there’s a way!

The Ultimate Holiday Checklist

Let’s get one thing out of the way: your ultimate checklist should not include head lice! But it should include things that can help you keep the critters at bay. Here are a couple of things you can do:

Keep a Hat

Keep a Hat

Now you’re going to the beach and that means you need to keep a hat. But hats don’t just keep the sun out of your eyes. They also help keep your hair safe from a nasty critter jumping in! If you’re going with friends or you’ll be mingling with strangers, you don’t know who has been infected. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Steer Clear of OTC Products

So, it can be tempting to run to the nearest pharmacy and put in everything related to “anti-lice” into your shopping cart. But OTC products are more harmful than good. When you’re desperate, it’s understandable that you’re willing to do anything. But OTC products contain chemicals like lindane which are known to be carcinogenic and harmful to your health. In fact, these chemicals can lead to hair loss and permanent damage of the scalp! The same goes for home remedies. While relatively safer than OTC products, home remedies can lead to hair loss and irritate your scalp. They’re also highly ineffective. So what’s the solution? It may sound strange but there are professional lice treatment centers that are dedicated to helping victims of blood-thirsty parasites. The specialists there use natural products and special, high-quality combs to remove the parasites and nits, strand by strand. The treatment usually takes a day. If you’re sick of lice and just want a clean break, Lice Troopers has you covered! We are a professional lice clinic in Key Biscayne and Miami. If you or someone you know is struggling with a lice infestation, feel free to visit our clinic. We also offer in-home treatments for busy individuals. Feel free to give us a call at 800-403-5423 to book an appointment!