With the new year fresh in our minds and the holidays behind us, a lot of parents are preparing for the challenges of sending their kids back to school, even while the Covid-19 situation is still present. However, parents shouldn't worry themselves, as long as they stay informed and keep their kids safe.
Can My Child's Hair Contain Covid-19 due to Hair Contact During School?
In a few words, not really according to this article from WebMD. While any virus (Covid, the Flu, and even the Common Cold) can cling to human hair, they will immediately weaken and/or die out the more time it spends outside the body. The only way kids and adults can even get infected via hair is if they start chewing on any contaminated strands. And while not everyone chews their hair, some people do have that habit. So it's best to tell your kids with long hair to not chew on their hair while concentrating on math quizzes.
Would My Kids Getting a Shorter Hairstyle Help?
While we did acknowledge that the virus weakens/dies out the longer it's outside the body, we should still remain cautious and take steps to prevent the spread of any kind of illnesses. For one thing, consider getting your kids shorter haircuts from experienced stylists in places around Old Town Scottsdale. Because of the pandemic last year, a lot of shorter, lower maintenance hairstyles were making a comeback, and this trend is still continuing today. So if you're planning to get your kids a haircut before they return to school this year, consider shorter haircuts like bobcuts for the girls and caesar cuts for the boys.