I am so wasted on cheap wine tired from all the summer activities that this will be a short post.
Y’all may or may not remember my head lice trauma. If you don’t recall, the journey begins here. Unfortunately it continued here (careful I cuss a lot). I learned a lesson, it’s a horrible lesson.
Not every mother will keep their child home when they have headlice. *sigh*
Today we did the lice wash. Not because we’re infested, but because we don’t want to be. We’re a few weeks out of any infestation, and I’d like to keep it that way. In preparation for back to school I’m washing everyone with Happy Heads, I’ll continue doing so two to three times a month ad infinitum.
According to Happy Heads:
The key element of the kit is the enzyme-based non-toxic shampoo that kills lice on contact. By using Happyheads™ Bye-Bye Lice™ once a week, parents can stay ahead of the reproductive life cycle of lice which is about 14 days long. Nits (which are the eggs) need five to seven days to hatch, and after that, they need another week before they can lay eggs themselves.
I’m hopeful, with the last infestation we caught it quickly and were able to wipe out the little buggers quickly and with expertise. Although I now feel equipped to handle a head lice infestation, I’d much prefer to avoid one.
The shampoo smells lovely, and the ingredients are benign. The lice repellent is like dabbing on perfume for the kids. It’s got a soothing lavender smell that the lice don’t like (see, told ya head lice were stoopid!) but your kids will love.
I have the family kit and used the shampoo and conditioner on my own hair (which is colored but please don’t tell) with great results. My color didn’t fade and the conditioner might be a best kept secret (better than Kerastase and cheaper too). I’m happy with the scents and the look of my hair.
I cannot begin to tell you how horrible it was to have a head lice infestation. I think that the family pack is priced right (professional nit pickers charge $100 an hour) and, so far, works well.
It’s green, without even a whiff of greenwashing. Perfect 10 from an exhausted mommy.
Some other back to school posts:
Yes, read your issue and itch, itch, itch. I recommend: http://www.kidsafepestcontrol.blogspot.com
Hope the lice stay away for you!
This is good stuff. Why didn’t they have this shampoo years ago when I was coming up. Lice kept alot of kids out of school back in my day.
Susan Quill says
Looks like a good combination product although I thihk there are better combs out therethan the one they include.
The best I have seen is the NitFree Terminator that we bought at http://www.kleen-free.com. They also have a number of similar enzyme products that seem to be better priced than what you got from Happy Heads but I may be wrong.
James Beane says
We really like tea tree oil for lice as well. You can make your own tea tree oil shampoo for next to nothing.
hey james. tea tree oil has been used since forever. so i guess it really does work. but you know, its not the only effective ingredient out there. there are loads of them. and they all work too