A New Argument for the Case Against Selfies: Social Media Lice

School is back in session, which means the return of a possible threat: head lice! According to the CDC, an estimated 6 million to 12 million lice infestations occur every year in the United States, among children ages 3 to 11. While teenagers usually don’t get head lice as often as younger children, medical experts are seeing an increase in cases—and they’re blaming selfies.

Source: A New Argument for the Case Against Selfies: Social Media Lice

Remember not to take selfies with bison either!

The key to not getting lice is not washing your hair every day. And liberal use of hair gel/mouse/other styling products. Lice like clean hair. So, the not washing every day and the styling products help.  Tea tree oil as a preventative doesn’t seem to work for most people – the idea is lice don’t like the smell.