As the kids totter back to school, you may wonder what the year has in store – hopefully nothing more dramatic than a graze or two. But as your child comes into contact with other children, there are some health issues to consider. Of particular concern at this time of year are head lice.
These sesame-seed sized parasites live in the hair and feed by sucking blood from the scalp, laying little white eggs called nits. They are spread by direct head-to-head contact and sometimes objects like pillows, combs and hats.
A common misconception is that they are a symptom of poor hair hygiene - rest assured this is not true. Lice are equally likely to be found on clean or dirty hair!
Head lice do not fly, cannot survive more than 48 hours away from a human host and do not prefer dirty hair. Lice aren’t dangerous and they don’t spread disease, but they are contagious and their bites can cause a child’s scalp to become itchy and inflamed.
To prevent head lice, follow these simple steps:
If your children get lice, make sure you hot water wash their pillow cases, towels and hats – don’t forget to add few drops of Pure Tea Tree Oil to the wash cycle – and treat any infestation as soon as it is detected.
To prevent and treat nits and lice naturally, use the NitWizz Headlice Treatment Set. This great little kit includes a bottle of NitWizz Natural Headlice Treatment Shampoo and Conditioner, a preventative Gel and Spray, and a special nit comb.
For more information on nits and head lice click here.
Head lice Prevention:Before lice and nit season, wash hair with your usual shampoo mixed with Pure Tea Tree Oil. Extensive research has indicated that this may help to repel lice and nits and prevent possible re-infestation.
If infestation does occur, treat with NitWizz Natural Head lice Treatment Shampoo.
Nitwizz Natural Head lice Treatment:
BREAK THE CYCLE ... 3 steps ... 3 times ... 3 weeks
Step 1 – TREAT