Recently, I started thinking about something that hasn’t crossed my mind since the fourth grade: lice.
I think the fourth grade was the last time the school nurse came into our classroom and did a lice check on every child. I guess someone in the class came down with it and so we were all under close inspection. Lucky for me, I didn’t get it. In fact (knock on wood), I’ve never had a case of lice. It sounds like a really difficult thing to get rid of, having to soak your hair in nasty chemicals and all.
So why am I thinking about lice again? Well, Darah is headed back into a school-type environment, and those are the places where lice spreads like wildfire. But really, there isn’t anything I can do to stop her from getting it if it comes into her classroom.
Natural Lice Treatment and Natural Lice Prevention
Wrong! There IS something I can do to keep lice at bay, and in a nasty chemical-free way! Check out Happyheads, a line of products designed to prevent lice infestation, and to combat it naturally should your child (or you!) come down with a case.
Since we aren’t currently dealing with a lice problem, we have been using two of the lice prevention products, and I love them. Happyheads has a leave-in conditioner that is so easy to use. You simply spritz it on your child’s wet or dry hair and leave it there! This is a great product for anyone who westles with bath time for their kids, since you just leave it in! It is infused with essential oils, which means it smells great, unless you are lice, in which case it smells terrible! This means that with this product in your hair, lice will skip over your kid in favor of less stinky ground. Hooray! This product is also paraben free and 96% organic! Happyheads also offers a preventative shampoo and even a hair gel that has lice repelling oils in it. How cool is that?!
The products work by lightly coating your hair with essential oils scents of tea tree, peppermint, lavender, lemongrass and geranium. This coating makes the hair less clean (only in the eyes of the lice, who actually PREFER clean hair) and makes it difficult to lay eggs on the hair shafts.
These are the products I’m reaching for before Parents’ Day Out each week. They are safe for Darah and keep her out of dodge for any gross lice that may be lurking.
If you child ever does come down with a case of lice (and there’s a fair chance of that happening at some point in elementary or middle school!), you don’t have to go to the drugstore and get those toxic chemicals! Happyheads offers natural lice treatment products that contain a patented formula of enzymes that breaks down the exoskeleton of the lice, causing them to die. Because the biology of insects depends on the creation of enzymes for survival, it is impossible for lice to develop a resistance to enzymes when used as a pest control device. this is not true of synthetic pesticides, to which insects invariably develop an immunity. What if that nasty stuff sold in drugstores doesn’t even work on your case of lice? It could definitely happen!
Buy it!: Happyheads products are available online, sold as individual products, or as prevention and treatment kits. I think this is a terrific way to help keep lice at bay, or to treat it effectively without exposing your kids to harsh chemicals that may or may not work.
Win it!: Happyheads wants one lucky Stuff Parents Need reader to snag a bottle of Scootie-Cootie Organic Repelling Shampoo & Leave-in Conditioner & Detangler! This is a $29.95 value! Additionally, you will receive 10 tips on how to avoid lice this school year. The contest will run until October 8th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household.
Mandatory entry: Let’s talk lice! Tell me if you ever had lice and when, or if your child has ever gotten it. If not, what do you remember about lice outbreaks in school? Anything relevant to the topic will work!
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Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.