What To Do When You Spot Lice … In Someone’s Hair

We’ve all had one of those moments where we turn to the other person to tell them an embarrassing little thing. They have food stuck in their teeth, their clothes are racking up, they had something on their face—you get the idea. It’s that tiny moment of sheepish smiles and “oh, thank you!” which you generally wish to avoid. What happens when you spot lice on someone? Seeing a tiny critter roaming around in a person’s hair is not a pleasant encounter, but the idea of telling them about it is even more mortifying. What if you hurt their feelings? What if this makes things awkward between you two? There is no one way you can approach the subject. Lucky for you, we have a few tips on how you can have this conversation:

1. Tell Them Straight Up

If you are sure that the other person will not take the reminder to heart and react well, then simply inform them without further ado. Keep your conversation quite and compassionate. Put yourself in their shoes; how would you like somebody to enlighten you to your head lice situation?

2. Inform An Adult

Children are the most unfortunate persons when it comes to lice infestations. Schools and camps are open ground for lice to move around between excitedly playing kids. If you spot lice in a child’s head, inform their parents or their teachers. Take them aside and tell them quietly. Never tell anyone else except the concerned adults about a child’s lice; the social stigma surrounding the critter matter is already a source of stress on parents and children alike. In the meantime, advise your own kids against any head-to-head contact with anyone.

3. Slip A Note

If you do not want a face-to-face conversation, that is perfectly fine. People are gratified when they know that they have lice, nobody wants to roam around with an untreated head. However, to save the awkwardness of later conversations, you can simply pass a note to the lice-victim. Put it in their bag or slip it under their door. It may not be the most composed technique, but at least you did your part in making their life easier. Ignorance is not bliss when the lice come to call. It is wise to get rid of head lice as soon as possible when you get them to keep the tiny critters from troubling others around you. At Lice Troopers, we offer safe and natural lice removal services Hollywood. Call us at 800-403-5423; in addition to onsite salon services, we also provide discrete at-home lice treatments.