Prevention for Head Lice: braiding your child’s hair

A week ago we discovered our child had head lice! After trying over the counter without much success we went to a professional lice removal service. Now that is gone, we are trying our best on prevention for head lice. Our kids don’t always want to wear their hair up so we’ve had to improve on our hair style techniques!

Prevention for Head Lice: Tips for braiding and other hair styles.


Youtube has an immense number of videos that tutor you on how to braid. For my youngest children, I learned how to do the Elsa braid. For my oldest which is always playing spots a regular french braid. But I also learned how to do a fishtail braid for more elegant days :-). Braids are great to tuck the hair in and increases your changes of head lice staying away.

Elsa Braid to Prevent Head Lice

Elsa Braid to Prevent Head Lice

If you are good at it, you can also start doing side braids that end in a pony tale. Start the braid on both sides of the hair, meet at the middle back and tie it up! If you feel even more fancy, you can always start the braids on both sides and finish at the end on a bun.


Side Bride Pony Tail to Prevent Head Lice


Other Hair Styles

Have you thought about buns? If you make a tall pony tale and make a bun, head lice would probably find it hard to move from another head to your child’s one. I always have a cute hair tie or ribbon to make it more fun. You can also make the pony tale, braid it and then make a bun – the ultimate barrier to head lice 🙂

You can also try to do a bun-braid and make it super fun for your kids, you will only need bobby pins and hair ties.

bun ideas

Bun with Bow – Prevent Head Lice



You should always complement your hair styles with available products to prevent head lice. Remember that peppermint is a key ingredient on repelling head lice. This triggers the tooltip.