OK, let me preface this with – YUCK! But since it’s lice season, I feel compelled to share this information with you in the event that you are faced with this annoying situation. Thanks to a few of my Smarty girlfriends who have had the misfortune of going through a household of lice, now we will all have a great resource so we are fully prepared for it and hopefully we can prevent it.
My friend raves about an amazing product called LICEKILLER. It is
a natural product with essential oils that are formulated to be highly effective and safe.They also have a laundry concentrate and home spray (that did not leave marks on fabric). Licekiller is by far the best multi-step product system. You have to tackle it or it will be back!
One thing many moms are emphatic about is not to use the drugstore products (RID) or prescriptions since they are pesticides and are not successful. This was particularly alarming to me because this is typically the first thing recommended by your elementary school and pediatrician.
The best way to be proactive in not getting lice is to regularly nit check with a nit comb. The best lice comb out there is the “Nit-Free Terminator” available on www.licekiller.com. It has coils indented in the comb that doesn’t pull hair out but thoroughly grasps the hair. As a preventive, my friend recommends Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel line of products. Do not wash your children’s hair everyday. Lice like clean hair so wash only a few times a week. One of my very anal girlfriends was appalled that I let Ansley go to school with just a headband. Baffled, I asked why the surprise? Her response, my daughter has had the “lice-do” ponytail for three years now! The following week, her son had nits. So if her family can get it, then we ALL can get it!
If you find lice in your child’s hair, the following tips are recommended:
-Use Lice Killer product and follow step-by-step instructions.
-Use a white plastic cup of water to rinse nit comb so you can see the nits & eggs. If you use a clear glass, you will see everything else through it.
-Search head in 1/2″ thick sections.
-Follow steps on licekiller.com for laundering and furniture sprays. These things live forever!
-Although embarrassing, email your child’s classmates and playmates so they can check for nits too. It’s much easier to catch it in the early stage.
It would be a good idea to go ahead and purchase the Lice Killer now so you have it on hand if your child gets lice. This is an incredibly time-consuming, frustrating process. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this doesn’t happen to my household. But with four children, I have to think we will experience this at some point. And I am so not looking forward to it.
FYI, I have this post filed under “health and safety” and “resources” in our category section on CSP. Do you have any lice tips to share?