The Summer holidays are almost over and it's nearly time to get back into the school routine. My two are entering years 4 & 2 this year, how on Earth did that happen? It really did not seem that long ago that my eldest was just starting kindergarten.
If you're also a parent of primary aged kiddies, you may have found the odd note or two in your young ones school bag warning about headlice. I keep my son's hair fairly short so although I have no wishes for him to get lice, I figured if he did - we'd be able to manage. My daughter on the other hand has curly hair and ever since she had started day care (now about to begin year 4) I had been petrified of her ever contracting head lice. She managed to make it through 3 years of day care and 2 and a bit years of primary school with no problems. Then, just before her year 2 school photos I took her to get a hair cut.
The hairdresser was just about to start cutting before telling me she had eggs in her hair, no actual lice, just eggs. I took her home, combed them all out and took her to a lice treatment hairdresser the following day. There were a couple I'd missed and they had actually told me that they were dead eggs. Strange, as we did not see a single head lice, but they said that may be because they didn't like the environment. Skip to about 3 months later and we found some that did like the environment! Oh my lord, I'd never seen anything like it. We were about to go out for the day and I called Miss P (aka Tiny Whiney #1) into the bathroom so I could pop her hair in a ponytail before leaving. I looked down and my jaw hit the floor. You could see those things from space! How I missed the eggs before they hatched I do not know but her hair was alive. She does have hair that is almost the very same colour as the eggs so they can be difficult to spot. Luckily I had one of those Lice Tec V-Combs, those things are fantastic. So we cancelled our plans and I spent the next few hours going over and over her hair to make sure there were none left behind. The little vacuum back inside the V-Comb was chock-a-block full of eggs and lice. It was both fascinating and disgusting all at the same time.
That was over a year and a half ago now. Which brings me to the giveaway. We all know that prevention is better than a cure which is why I now use Oh So Coco's CocoNits Head Lice Defence Spray on Miss P's hair when I'm styling it before school each day - no more whining about nits! Made with 100% natural ingredients, no nasty or harsh chemicals, including a blend of essential oils that nits cannot stand plus coconut oil to help condition and moisturise hair, this amazing spray can be applied directly onto hair and inside hats to keep pesky head lice away.
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