Head Lice 101

Original sprout, natural shampoo, shampoo for kids,Yesterday I got an e-mail from my daughter’s school that some kids in the school has been found to have head lice.  So on the agenda today is checking all the students heads for lice.

The remedy for lice is simple.  Use lice shampoo (usually with very harsh active ingredients) and pick out the nits.  No matter which way you slice it, its awful.

But before your child ever gets near having lice, there is something gentle and more natural, you can do to reduce the likelihood of the little pests making your child’s hair his home.  Don’t use synthetically scented hair products.  Insects love synthetic fragrance.  We all know, wear perfume in the outdoors and you are a sitting duck for attracting insects  Head lice are no different.

You can try a totally unscented shampoo.  But as moms generally love to smell ‘that clean smell’ on their kids hair after bathing them, you may wish to try my favourite line, Original Sprout.  This brand uses natural extracts which smell great when you use them but they dissipate more quickly than their synthetic counterparts so your child isn’t a sitting duck in the classroom. AND, Original Sprout uses organic rosemary in most of its formulations and insects don’t like rosemary.

This awesome professional haircare line out of California was developed by a hairdresser/mom.  My kids have been using this line for sometime and it gets a ‘mom two thumbs up’ for smelling fabulous, working well and even coming in three sizes, the largest which offers a pump for ease and better economics than buying small.

Original Sprout can be a bit challenging to find in Canada depending where you live and shop but it as it one of my favourite products, it is available on-line at Sessabel with free shipping in the Greater Toronto Area.

Let us know if you give Original Sprout a go. We love to hear your experience with our recommendations. And here’s to no more parents getting a call  from the ‘nit patrol’ at school….ever!

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