Pinetarsol baths for the chicken pox, cold face-washers for fevers, and lemonade ice blocks for upset stomachs. There are solutions far and wide for those bouts of children’s health problems, but what can you do for those dreaded ‘nits’?
Head lice are small, wingless insects that live and thrive on the human scalp, and with children always in close proximity with one another, they aren’t hard for your kids to catch. Contrary to common belief, no matter how much you wash your child’s hair and trim it to perfection; they are not going to be exempt from the possibility of catching nits.
So what can you do? If you see your child scratching their head, don’t panic because there is a simple solution. That does not mean you shouldn’t act on it straight away, because if left untreated, it can easily pass onto other family members.
Christiane’s Hair Design, the largest chain of salons in New South Wales, recommends using the Eco Kid Lice Bomb, a 100% naturally derived botanical complex of pure plant oils and essences. The product is free from any nasty chemicals, it has a pleasant smell and instead of drying hair out as many of the products on the market do, it leave the hair soft.
Once a thin layer of the complex has been applied to the entire scalp, a fine toothed comb should be used to catch any eggs or lice from root to tip.
But don’t relax just yet. Once the lice have been removed, preventative measures should be taken to ensure they don’t come back anytime soon.
Julieann McGuiness, Area Manager for Christiane’s Hair Design, says that it’s important to integrate an everyday treatment into your child’s haircare routine to eliminate the possibility that those dreaded nits will return.
“Using a preventative treatment such as Eco Kid Daily Shampoo not only cleanses deeply but also makes hair unattractive to head lice,” says Julieann.
“This gives mums and dads peace of mind when sending their little ones to school, children’s parties or sleepovers, especially during the warmer months when the probability of head lice exposure increases”.
By Laura Parr