Head Lice Prevention

Learn How to Prevent Head Lice

A head lice infestation can throw any household into turmoil. The best way to avoid this is to understand how lice are spread and to learn a few head lice prevention strategies and techniques.

Teach Your Children Head Lice Prevention

Head lice cannot fly or jump but can crawl at a rate of 6 to 30 centimeters per minute. The most common way to contract head lice is simply by head-to-head contact. Head lice can also be spread when the clothing and belongings of an infested person are shared.

Below are some simple, head lice-prevention tips to share with your family:

  • Avoid “head-to-head” contact during sports, playtime, and sleepovers.
  • Don’t borrow or share personal items that contact the head, including:
    • combs
    • brushes
    • hats
    • scarves
    • sports and bike helmets
    • hair ties, scrunchies, etc.
  •  If someone you know is infested, avoid lying on their furniture, pillows or sleeping bags.             
  • Don’t let toddlers share dress-up clothing or stuffed animals.
  • Don’t share cubbies in school if possible.


Apply Lice Prevention Products

Lice Prevention PackLice Treatment Center® makes two lines of prevention products: LTC Complete Head Lice Prevention Pack and a convenient-sized Lice Insurance® Prevention Kit. Both lines contain non-toxic products necessary to keep your family free of head lice at school, camp, and sleepovers. LTC brands are pediatrician-formulated and tested safe for children.The LTC Head Lice Prevention Pack contains 8-ounce containers of the following five products:

  • Daily Shampoo
  • Daily Conditioner
  • Leave-in Hair Tonic Spray  (Protects around the clock)
  • Fabric and Upholstery Spray  (Keeps hats, jackets, backpacks and pillows lice free)
  • Helmet Spray

Lice Insurance® Prevention Kit contains 4-ounce containers of the following two products:

  • Daily Shampoo
  • Daily Conditioner

Click here to view all LTC® products.