Now that I have two kids in school: nursery and elementary, I’ve started to see a pattern in the peaks and valleys of lice issues in school. Lice seems to be most prominent in September right when school starts — after everyone is back from camp, and vacations – or right after winter or spring breaks. With spring break ending for the public school set, I wanted to offer up a few hair options for lice prevention.
- Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel Shampoo, Conditioner and Leave In Conditioning Spray: This shampoo, conditioner and leave-in spray uses all natural and all organic ingredients. I think that the smell is amazing — I use the products on occassion myself. The conditioning spray not only prevents lice but also helps with getting out the tangles. Online, I did find them for $10.95+ but I did find the products on Campmor.com for $8.99+, which is where I had gotten my stash from. In terms of buying in NYC, I heard that you can buy them at Kidville on 200 Church Street, but I didn’t confirm at the time of this post…so give them a call. Trying to confirm if Whole Foods Tribeca has them as well.
- babo Botanicals Lice Repel Shampoo and Conditioning Spray: I bought the conditioning spray at Doodle-Doo’s, the kids salon on Christopher Street in the West Village. We had run out of the Fairy Tales conditioning spray, and never got the chance to re-order, so we bought babo’s instead. It was more expensive than the Fairy Tales – about $15+ but it does the job. Personally, I don’t particulary care for the smell, but our almost 8 year old thinks babo’s fragrance smells better than the Fairy Tales.
- Zippity Doo’s Daily Shampoo and Conditioner: I found this one online by searching “kids lice prevention shampoo”. I haven’t used this brand yet, but it is comparable in price to the Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel product at $7.99 at Drugstore.com. According to their site, Zippity Doo’s uses rosemary, cinnamon and tea tree to help prevent lice and other insects.
So, as Zippity Doo’s website says, “Why treat head lice, when you can prevent it?”, hopefully these products will help you out in doing that. Stock up, and make sure to spray your child’s hair every day before you send them off to school.