Be a detective:
People with lice don’t always show symptoms, so check your child’s hair regularly using a fine-toothed comb.

Repeat action:
When using over-the-counter products, repeat the treatment seven to 10 days after the first course to kill any newly hatched lice.

Treat on sight:
The experts recommend using medicated products only when head lice are seen, rather than to try to prevent children from catching lice.

Spread the word:
Telling the school when your child has lice will help cut re-infestation.

Tackle curls:
Wet hair and pile on conditioner. Use a wide-toothed comb to straighten, and then clip hair into four quarters. Use a fine-toothed comb to check for lice and a spray bottle of water to wet the hair.