8 Ways to Treat Head Lice (1/8)

Getting head lice is a rite of passage for most children. Although you can't prevent it as a parent, you can prepare for it by brushing up on this eight-step plan to treat head lice.

Mother checking child's hair for head licePhoto: ShutterStock

1. Use a medicated shampoo formulated to treat head lice

Use a delousing shampoo, and leave it in your hair or your child’s hair for 10 minutes. That’s a long time to spend in the shower, so you may prefer to do your shampooing in the bathtub, where you can read or listen to music while the shampoo does its job.

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