As a parent, worrying comes with the territory. I know that no matter what I am going to worry about my kids in one way or another several times a day at least. Of course that is not something I enjoy, but it is inescapable. When I am forced to worry about something that should be 100% preventable though, it really annoys me.
Being a parent is stressful enough, but when head lice gets added to the mix, you might as well start shopping for a straight jacket or some nice wigs for when you shave everyone's head. In other words, head lice are horrible little creatures likely to drive a person mad.
Unfortunately, I have dealt with head lice too many times. As a child, my sisters would pick it up from elementary school, and naturally, I would end up catching it as well. Since treating with that chemical shampoo takes at least 2 applications and endless hours of combing and picking, and my mom was not exactly parent of the year(making that too much effort for her to expend), it was impossible to get rid of.
It came to the point where my mother chose to shave my 4 year old sisters head rather than continue to try to treat them. The first time my son got lice, he was 2 years old. Considering he is also autistic and hated having his hair washed even with regular shampoo, and that I did not want to use harsh chemicals on him, I decided immediately to shave his head.
My son recently contracted lice again from school(there was an outbreak). I treated him 3 times and each time they lice were actually gone(and the nits), but he kept getting it from school(he would go from none to adults, no babies, that could only be from contact. After 3 times treating, I assumed his long hair was making it easy for the lice to grab on, and felt I had no choice than to cut it.
Since he was in school, I did not want to shave his head(or to even cut it at all), but I needed to reduce the risk of re-infestation, especially so my daughter(who had avoided it to that point) did not become infested.
Thankfully, the hair cut and the repellent spray I got seems to have worked. That was right before summer this year, and he made it to the summer lice free. Because of his autism, he also attends a 4 week program during the summer(with some of the same kids), and he thankfully still remained lice free.
So far into this school year, he is still free of lice in spite of having most of the same classmates, so hopefully the outbreak is behind us. However, nothing terrifies me more than another popping up, especially since my daughter will be starting Pre-K(she is only 3 but also has special needs) on Wednesday, and she will be at a different school, on a different bus to do so, meaning there are now 2 sources that could spark an infestation.
The worst part of a lice outbreak is using harmful chemicals on my children, especially with them being so young, and the hours of combing that it hard on their heads and my back, and the horrible reality that you have to repeat the whole process at least once even if everything goes perfectly.
There has to be a better way. Cell phones can talk to use and cars can break for you, but we can't have a safe, effect way to get bugs of out our hair? Well thankfully, there is finally a product that can. Licefreee Spray! is a ONE-STEP solution to head lice.
That alone made me squeal when I found out, but better still, Licefreee Spray! is homeopathic and kills lice naturally using sodium chloride, better know as SALT. As the name suggests, Licefreee is a spray. Simply spray the hair, Licefreee starts killing lice and nits(eggs) on contact, and there s no need to even rinse it out, just let it air dry. It is so gentle and safe for any age 6 months or older.
Since Licefreee kills nits too, there is not even any need to comb(a huge lifesaver for me), but if you want the peace of mind of combing too, Licefree even includes a professional stainless steel nit comb, one that is much more effecting(and gentle) at removing nits than those horrible plastic ones the shampoos include.
Best of all, if you are worried about an infestation, you caan simple spray Licefreee Spray! on every day when your child gets home to kill anything that may have tried to hitch a ride home.
Thanks to Licefreee Spray! I have one less thing to stress over. Not only am I covered in case of an infestation, I can actually help prevent one by using Licefreee Spray! every school day. If you are battling a lice outbreak, I cannot recommend any product to take care of it other than Licefreee. Everything else I ever tried has been a nightmare. I wish I had found this product sooner.
You can find Licefreee Spray! at most major supermarkets and drugstores including Walmart and Walgreens. You can also save $2 on Licefreee with this coupon which expires 10/20/14.
*Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are 100% my own.*