Monday, July 6, 2009

The Heads Up on Lice

We see cases of lice weekly. The funny thing is it comes in waves. Right after a school holiday it hits hard. Families that have been on air planes or in another country pick up lice. The bottom line is your child's head needs to be "nit free" before they are with others or go to school. "Nit free" means all of the egg sacs are gone-completely gone. It requires a long video and sitting down with a nit comb, a wet paper towel and combing and inspecting every strand of hair.

Here are some simple tips:

1. Do not confuse flakes and dandruff with nits. Nits will not flake off. They must be loosened from the hair with your fingernails and pulled down the hair shaft.

2. Most lice killing products are pesticides. Very bad for anyone. We recommend Fairy Tale Hair Care Products.

3. Wash bedding and recently worn clothing in hot water and dry in hot dryer. Combs and brushes need to be soaked in hot water.

4. Vacuum furniture, carpets, and car seats.

5. If one family member gets it then check everyone else or better yet give a treatment.

6. Lice do not like clean hair so do not go overboard on washing.

TREATMENT: Fairy Tales Hair Care Products

We love this line. A non toxic, pesticide free enzyme based product.

1. Lice Good-bye Shampoo

2. Lice Good-bye Conditioner

3. Lice Good-bye conditioning spray (we have our kids use this daily. Adds protection from lice outbreaks)

4. Lice Good-bye Mousse (This dissolves the nit "glue" and helps more easily remove the lice and nits.

All available at Lily's Pampering Salon & Party Boutique!

1 comment:

  1. I read your story on head lice today’s and wanted to share my experiences with you. There are many uncomfortable talks that we must have with our children and our peers as responsible adults. Yes I agree that you do not want to single out a child and cause them embarrassment or shame, but the alternative is to keep it so confidential and not share the information with the person(s) giving you the lice. Example, from my life experience, my daughter Sofia had it, I was petrified. We used nix twice on her, two months later she got it again, I went back and forth like this for about one year, not telling because I was embarrassed and did not want to “stigmatization” my child or her friends. So out of frustration and tired of putting these chemicals on my daughter, I called a company called head lice heroes. They cost of the service was not cheap about $300 but the information and peace of mind was priceless. They are the ones that convinced me to retrace my steps prior to each out break and they are the ones that recommended, insisted that I contact friends and family I had been in close contact with prior to the infestation. Just imagine if I have cancer and am dying, should I hide that from my kids. It’s only lice thank god! So ps I broke the cycle was broken when I spoke up and told all my friends and my daughters friends, because the person who kept giving it to us never new she had them. Sad to say if I only would have spoken up I would have been done with this the first time. So the real secret to head lice eradication is education, thank you head lice hero. So at the end what is worst talking to your children and peers about sex and drugs or lice……or should we not talk about that also….Read all about it yourself on AND I WELCOME YOUR COMMENTS Julie Mar