Head Lice problems and cure
Head lice is an extremely common problem that can be found
anywhere in the world. School-going children, aged between 3 and 12, are
especially prone to head lice as it is very contagious and can be passed on very
easily to someone. Poor hygiene has nothing to do with head lice, contrary to
popular belief. Your child may get head lice if he comes in contact with
someone who is already infected or if a common hat or brush or pillow is
shared. You may warn your children and ask them to be cautious but even then
they are not completely safe from an outbreak.
If you find that your child is infested, you should
immediately check if other family members have also been infected and treat
them accordingly. It usually will take around two or three weeks before you
find that they are completely free of head lice. You cannot put off treating
head lice hoping that it will go away but you should not worry as head lice can
be treated quite easily by using any shampoo which contains pyrethrin.
Treatment of head lice requires a lot of patience and much
of your attention. The instructions given on the shampoo are to be followed
carefully so that the lice can be treated properly in one complete session. The
amount of shampoo to be used depends on the length and thickness of the hair of
the infected person and this should be taken into consideration at the time of
use. The lice eggs are not penetrated by pyrethrin and a re-infestation is
quite common within ten days of the first session. But not to worry since any
lice that may be left are usually killed when pyrethrin shampoo is applied for
a second time.
During the treatment, bedding and clothing will require
regular washing. Using hot water for washing is highly recommended. Pillows
should not be shared. A vacuum cleaner should be used to vacuum all your
furniture thoroughly. Head lice cannot live very long once they are off of your
head so chemical treatments are not necessary for your home.
You should make
sure that your children do not share combs or brushes or hats with others.
Towels and scarves should not be shared either. Following these steps carefully
will protect your family from head lice infestations for good.
Types of braids that add the special something to your looks
and sexy for women with long hair or medium length hair. Braids are a welcome
hairstyle in summer and it helps to keep you neat and clean. Braids can be
pinned in with ribbons and clips of different colors and styles to add a touch
of class to your looks. Braids give you that earthy, ethnic look that makes you
look special like the actress Anne Hathaway does when she wears her braid in an
upswept style for special evening outs.
If you are in the mood to braid your hair, you should have
it knot-free and without a tangle. Brush your hair with care and choose French
braids or cornrows or a plain style. You can then gather up your hair and then
comb the three separate sections and put them in ponytails. The process of
braiding is like weaving the hair using skilled fingers and all it needs is
A French braid is plain and after spraying the hair with
water to make it into three neat sections the hair can be neatly braided tight
or loose according to your preference. The braid then can be tied with elastic
or a ribbon.
There is a more complex style of braiding like cornrowing.
This is actually used by African Americans and a large number of people are
found to use this technique. This braiding takes up a long time to complete.
There are many forms of braiding like pigtail braids, the long braid, and the
well-known French braids mentioned above. The braid to be made on a hair is
dependent on the length of the hair. A long and easily managed hair can have a
neat braid in place. There are also the Water Braiding styles and also the New
deep styles. Then there are the Marley braid and the Afro Kinky styles. The
corn roll is also an exquisite style of hair braiding. Of course, the black hair
braid style is unique and best for luxuriant good-looking hair.
Hair that is fresh, clean, and fragrant and made into
excellent braided styles is bound to win hearts. It makes you feel good about
yourself too and gives you that self-confidence which is a boost for you to go
out and face the world.