Does anyone know of anything to prevent head lice. There is an outbreak in my daughters school and I want to do everything possible so she doesn't get it.

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Kate - posted on 02/23/2009

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My cousin is a hair stylist (owns her own salon)...they sell a product called Fairy Tales Hair Care (http://www.fairytaleshaircare.com/). I've not personally used it...but she swears by it...apparently the rosemary and lavendar repel lice. Good luck!

Dawn - posted on 02/23/2009

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There is a lice repellant spray that I bought at Walmart once. I'm a teacher and have used it when it has gotten bad at my school. I've never gotten it, and I teach kindergarten.

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I've used a solution of tea tree oil, lavender oil, eucalyptus oil and water for the last 18 months. I spray it on her hair after I have tied it up. In that time we have only had one infestation and that was from a day that I forgot to spray her hair before kindy.

Chantelle - posted on 02/24/2009

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hi, i have started useing hair spray every day ( don't be afraid to go over board) and keeping the hair tired up neat aswell as as tea tree oil in the water spray bottle and it seems to reaaly work haven't had any in a year. hope this helps

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Heather - posted on 12/01/2013

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I put tea tree oil in a spray bottle diluted with water and spray both my girls' hair every morning.

Taryn - posted on 08/19/2012

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Head lice doesn't like dirty hair. Use gel, mouse, hairspray. Don't wash to often. Good luck!

Rozy - posted on 08/18/2012

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Hi Clare
I really like this solution and i ve tried it believe me it works . thank you so much

Clare - posted on 08/17/2012

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This may sound crazy but after trying over the counter shampoo over and over with out any results I tried mayonnaise. put it on the hair like you would hair color, put it on roots to ends saturate the hair with mayonnaise wrap it in plastic wrap and leave it on for at least an hour. If you can leave it on longer. After at least an hour rinse shampoo and condition the hair the next day come through it with a lice comb. It really works and its cheap enough. If it doesnt work you didn't spend alot of money but I promise it will work. I think it suffocates the bugs and eggs. plus put all stuffed animals in a plastic trash bag for 2 weeks and wash all sheets and blankets in hot water. Good luck!

Jenny - posted on 04/24/2010

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I tried Quit Nits and it does not work on my children at all! Why do they say you do not need to comb out the hair? It makes no sense!

Jenny - posted on 04/24/2010

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Try LemonLogic products by LiceLogic!!!!! They are a preventative line of products that work really well. Since I started using them on my daughters they have not contracted head lice although all the other girls in their classes did!
Another mom I know whose daughter has never had head lice told me about the products after I asked her how come she has never had to deal with it!!? You can buy them on their website at LiceLogic.com. They also have non-toxic treatment products called PeppermintLogic.

Brandi - posted on 02/27/2009

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there is some fantastic stuff that you can get at cvs. It is called quit nit. there is a spray that helps to prevent getting lice. it is not a chemical. they make lice treatments too. they take longer but are very effective. we had a breakout at speech. I bought this stuff, and now I keep it on hand.

Angela - posted on 02/26/2009

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Hi All, My kids always had lice and I had a hard time getting rid of them until a friend put me on to this - mix half a bottle of cheap shampoo with tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil and wash there hair once a week with the solution, leave in head for a few minutes before washing out with regular shampoo and conditioner then watch the lice come out dead when you comb. my kids haven't had lice since. They complain of the smell but it doesn't sting which is great. I tried all sorts of stuff from the chemist, except from wasting my money, they done nothing to the lice.  I also make sure the girls have there hair up and plaited for school now a days. Hope this helps it is really frustrating trying to get rid of lice.

Christine - posted on 02/26/2009

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A hairdresser in my town told me to make sure that i spray her hair with hairspray and that seems to make sure the lice don't go on the childs hair so far my daughter has come home free of lice and so far so good hopefully this helped u

Jennifer - posted on 02/25/2009

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I know others have said it, but tea tree oil works wonders and is safe, non-toxic to little ones. It is in some shampoos already - check the back for ingredients. I keep a bottle of Arbonne shampoo (with tea tree oil) on hand. You can also purchase a small bottle of oil at a health food store and add a few drops to the shampoo you already use!

Bernie - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi, i don't like the idea of hairspray in a child's hair most of them are full of chemicals but the tea-tree oil definately works and I like the idea of lavender i didn't know that can prevent them aswell. so thanks for that.

Tamiko - posted on 02/24/2009

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Like Rachael, my daughter also has long thick hair so the teachers asked me to put it up. I add a few drops of lavender oil to her conditioner and so far she has survived 6 outbreaks. I will try the tea tree as well to add variety, thanks for the tip.

Rachael - posted on 02/23/2009

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I've always used tea tree oil. I put a couple of drops in my hand of shampoo. My daughter has very thick long hair and i was always scared when the notices would come home. But She has never gotten it. Oh, try to keep their hair up too.

Taryn - posted on 02/23/2009

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I worked daycare for years and I have never had lice. Lice likes clean hair. All you have to do is put hairspray, or gel in your hair and lice does not like it. Before work I just give a quick spray and voila lice repellant!

Sandra - posted on 02/23/2009

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Hi hun, my daughter used to get them all time form school and it cost me a fortune....but now i have bought the big tooth nit comb from boots chemist cost £10 though but it bloody brilliant, and i buy the fullmarks solution and mousse cost around £20 for them both and she never had headlice since was the best remedy i had mastered up to now hope it helps hun xx

Ariel - posted on 02/23/2009

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My mom always swore that keepig my hair up kept away the lice. I never got it as a kid. I do know they prefer clean heads. So maybe also not washing her hair everyday through winter season might help to.

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Head lice is spread by direct contact either of hair or things that come in contact with the hair such as combs and hats.  Be sure that your daughter understands how the lice is spread and doesn't share hats, combs, etc. with other people.

Robin - posted on 02/23/2009

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i use tea tree oil, put it in there shampoo or conditioner or you can put a few drops in a spray bottle of water. also putting hairspray in their hair helps to keep them out.

Sharon - posted on 02/23/2009

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Quoting Jackie:

Does anyone know of anything to prevent head lice. There is an outbreak in my daughters school and I want to do everything possible so she doesn't get it.



hi ive always used avon's kiwi and watermelon detangling spray and none of my children including the boys have ever had head lice even when the whole class has had them .



hope this helps

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