Think your child might have head lice? Don't panic—here's everything you need to know about lice, including which home remedies for lice really work, and how to keep lice from spreading.
How Do Head Lice Spread?
Usually through head-to-head contact. The lice crawl from one person's hair to another's or onto objects that then touch someone else's hair, like a hat or brush. (It's a myth that they can fly or jump.) That's why girls are more likely to get them than boys: Girls more frequently share items such as towels and hair ties.