Kids love the socialization that comes with going to school. And, parents love it as well. But, sometimes we dread what else comes along with it... the sharing of bad colds, the stomach flu, and the dreaded case of head lice.
With the colds and the flu, you wait for them to pass. With the head lice, a little more proactivity is required.
When my cousin had both of her daughters come down with cases of head lice, and she ultimately got it herself, she would vent to me about how much hard work it was to rid of the lice. Washing sheets daily, "segregating" stuffed animals, shampoo treatments, combing hair... It had me thinking that if there was anything I could do to avoid hair lice drama happening to me, I'd do it.
I was chatting with Kris Endreszl, the owner of Sweet and Sassy in Novi, and I was relieved to hear that there are preventive shampoo treatments for head lice. There's a product line from Fairy Tales Hair Care for Children that offers different head lice repel treatments as well as a nit removal kits. The repel products offer a 96% effective rate! Fairy Tales Hair Care Products are a unique blend of pure rosemary, citronella, oils, lavender and tea tree extracts that act as a natural deterrent to lice and other insects.
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Sweet and Sassy
in Novi sells the Fairy Tales product line in their store. Some of the products they carry are:
- Rosemary Repel® Shampoo
- Rosemary Repel® Conditioner
- Rosemary Repel® Leave-in Conditioning Spray
- Styling Gel
- Rosemary Repel Spray and shield
- Lice Goodbye Nit Removal System with plastic comb
Prices for the products average about $10.95 per bottle.The products are easy to use. They recommend using at least 3-4 products during a lice outbreak to provide maximum protection. Do not shampoo every day as lice like clean hair not dirty - remember, it's easier to attach to a squeaky clean hair shaft. For maintenance, shampoo every few days with the Rosemary Repel Shampoo and use the Rosemary Repel Leave-in Conditioning Spray each morning before school. Kris also recommends using the the repel spray and shield on anything - back packs, totes and more!
Sweet and Sassy is located at 43530 West Oaks Drive in Novi, Michigan.
To find other locations that offer the Fairy Tales products in Oakland County visit the Fairy Tales website.