Adiós Nits

29.01.19

The thought of head lice in the kids hair makes my skin crawl. I remember getting them as a kid followed by what seemed like hours of combing and re-washing my knotty/curly hair by my patient Mum. If you’ve never encountered them before…Head lice are very small wingless insects about the size of a sesame seed. The eggs are a little smaller and cling firmly to strands of hair. They live and breed in the hair of humans. Head lice feed on blood by biting the scalp, but aren’t dangerous. They cause itching and, sometimes, can cause skin irritation. Eeeew! That little description makes me never want to to encounter the little suckers. This is definitely one time that sharing shouldn’t be encouraged between kids.  Head lice can spread by sharing personal items such as brushes and combs.

Touch wood, we haven’t experienced nasty nits in our household yet, and I’m equipped this year for back to school time (tomorrow). I’ve recently been introduced to Moov Head Lice Defence Spray. It’s proven to protect against head lice for 8 hours, you simply follow these steps:

  1. Apply a minimum of 6 sprays to dry hair, including the name of the nape of the neck and behind the ears
  2. Brush hair to ensure even coverage
  3. Style hair (I always braid Sunny’s hair for school, which is said to be good for preventing head lice too – the nits can’t find it harder to get on to the scalp).

Simple as that, no rinsing. It’s advised to use it every day which I’ll definitely be doing when I receive an email from the school that head lice is kicking around (which feels like every second week). I’ll also be defending Raff’s curly locks for his days at daycare – a plus with this product is that it detangles too, which is great for his wild curls!

Briar x

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