It costs money and time to deal with headlice and nits. And while dealing with them can be drama-free, their continued appearance in your life is just plain annoying.
You start to wonder…
Is it the product (that also cost a lot of money)?! (Possibly)
Maybe I should use a stronger (chemical) one (No!)
Is it the other children at school? (Possibly)
Is it the school itself? (Hmm)
All of these thoughts seed doubt. But it all comes down to ONE thing- breaking the cycle of headlice.
If you haven’t been through a full Goodbye Nits Drama-free Headlice and Preventative Treatment, start there. Then, you’ll know it’s not the product and you don’t need a chemical one.
Then it’s time to get focused. You need a plan of checking and combing that gets rid of every single louse and egg. This is where the Parent Pack can help. It will give you a calendar to follow as well as fresh ideas on how to sort this for you and your child.
Ideas that parents have given us to share with you
– Tea tree oil on scalp. Every morning before your child leaves for school, just dab (a drop or two only!) tea tree essential oil onto their scalp, particularly around the back of the head and behind the ears.
– Add tea tree oil to your shampoo/conditioner. About 10 drops per 50ml. This is an easy method which doesn’t involve any extra work on your part. Just shampoo your child’s hair as normal – it will smell great too.
– Tie long hair up. If your daughter has long hair, try to get into the habit of tying it up every morning before she leaves for school. This is especially important with younger ones as they frequently tend to put their heads close together during play and class time.
– Wear a hat. You may want to check with your school’s regulations or classroom etiquette, but if your child’s teacher is agreeable and more importantly, your child is happy, wearing a hat all day at school can really help to prevent nits from getting into your child’s hair. Hats can be “cool” to wear so this might be an opportunity for a little mother-daughter shopping time.