As I went to pick up my daughter from school one morning, I saw a note posted next to the sign out sheet, “One case of head lice reported.” Immediately, my entire body quivered. I didn’t want to think about tiny little bugs invading my daughter’s Rapunzel-like hair and that I would be the one in charge of getting them out. Perhaps it’s because I still remember my mom removing the little pests from my thick curly hair with a fine tooth comb when I was younger, and I never want to experience that again (or inflict that torture on my daughter). My mom joked it was a “rite of passage” like chicken pox, but they have a vaccine for that now – where’s the vaccine for lice?
Since I’m very careful about the products I use on my family, I researched to see what was out there. I found a product line called Little Green and they had a Lice Guard System comprised of three non toxic products (they are formulated with a proprietary blend of natural Tea Tree, Neem, Rosemary, Peppermint, Lavender, and Eucalyptus oils) that are clinically proven to help prevent head lice infestation:
- Little Green Lice Guard Shampoo: Shampoo that gently cleans the hair and effectively helps to repel head lice.
- Little Green Lice Guard Detangler: Conditioning hair detangler that nourishes the hair and effectively helps to repel head lice.
- Little Green Lice Guard Styling Gel: Styling gel that effectively helps to repel head lice. This gel is perfect to create structured styles (like slicked back, ponytails, buns, and braids for girls or spikes for boys) that “seal” the hair and make it difficult for lice to adhere to.
I washed my daughter’s hair with the Shampoo, detangled her knots with the Detangler and then use the Styling Gel to slick her hair back into a ponytail after hearing this was one of the best styles to keep her hair in while the lice were spreading. A few of her friends were hit by “the bug,” but she avoided those pesky little critters from attaching to her hair. I was thrilled, and now I have Little Green tucked away in my bathroom cabinet just in case they make another appearance at her school. Sorry mom, but this is one “rite of passage” I don’t want my daughter to ever experience!