What are head lice
Head lice are tiny, wingless insects. When fully grown, they’re similar in size to a sesame seed. Because they can’t survive the cold, they cling to our hair, keeping close to the warmth of our heads.
Head lice are harmless – though they can cause your child’s head to itch. Head lice have been making a nuisance of themselves for thousands of years. Fortunately, getting rid of them nowadays need only take a ten minute treatment time!
A few facts
Around three million people in the UK catch head lice every year – and they’re most common among school children. Your child’s hair can be long, short, straight, curly, light, dark, clean or dirty – head lice aren’t fussy where they live.