Ski Helmets Head Lice. Can Ski Helmets Transmit Lice? Hitting the slopes with the kids this school vacation week? Worried that renting a ski helmet might expose your child to Head Lice? You needn’t be. Head Lice are not spread by helmets, or even hats. Lice are able to hang on tight to the hair shaft when you are taking your ski helmets and hats on and off. Lice can’t survive long away from a human scalp because they get cold, hungry and dried out. So lice hang on until a nice warm scalp is very nearby and it is safe to travel to that new host.
Ski Helmets Head Lice. Feeling a little nervous about those ski helmets, hockey helmets and hats? Guess what? Lice are not transmitted by ski helmets, hockey helmets or hats. Lice have highly specialized claws that hydraulically clamp onto the hair shaft as soon as they feel anything moving, such as taking off a ski helmet, clothing or a hat. In fact lice cases drop in the colder winter months and we think that hats and helmets may in fact prevent the transmission of head lice, by not allowing as much direct head to head contact as happens during spring summer and fall.
Ski Helmets Head Lice. Lice transmission happens exclusively through direct head to head contact. So stop vacuuming doing laundry and bagging. In other words, stop driving yourself insane. Lice are not in your house, your school, or your car. Lice can only live on a human scalp and that is where they stay unless they sense a nice warm second human scalp nearby, when they take a short walk over to host #2
Ski Helmets Head Lice. Time for Mom to enjoy a bit of peace of mind and relax this school vacation week. The only way your kid will get lice is by touching heads with another kid. Got Lice Questions? NitWits has the answers