Headlice are pesky little blighters, most parents with children will experience an outbreak of headlice at least once during the school years. Both of my children have suffered from headlice and just the thought of them makes me feel incredibly itchy.
How do you get headlice? Head lice are spread by direct head to head contact. They climb from one person’s hair to another’s. Headlice don’t have a preference for dirty, clean, long or short hair.
So how do you know if your child has headlice? The first sign is usually scratching of the head, the bite and saliva from the lice is what makes the scalp feel itchy.
What is the life cycle of a louse? The life Cycle of a louse last for approximately 50 days. Female lice lay between 5-10 eggs per day and after a week the egg hatches and reaches adulthood in 2 weeks. Adult lice live for about 30 days on a person’s head so you must act quickly.
How do you get rid of lice? There are two solutions against lice, you can use treatments with repellents or products which act mechanically. Lice do develop resistance to repellents which can actually be irritating to the scalp.
Puressentiel is a 100% natural product that contains no synthetic chemicals meaning it’s incredibly gentle to hair and scalp. Over the past year I’ve been cutting down on products that contain synthetic ingredients so this product makes me really happy.
The new generation of anti-lice treatments act mechanically by asphyxiation, suffocating the lice. The lice are unable to develop resistance to this type of product.
Arthur is almost 4 years old and the last thing he would want to do if he had headlice is to sit still for long periods of time with a lotion on his head, Puressentiel is effective in 10 minutes which is perfect for wriggly children.
After applying the product you can then use a nit comb to remove the eggs and lice from the head and hair.
Have you tried this product? What are your tried and tested methods for removing headlice?
Puressentiel is available at Boots, Amazon and Lloyds Pharmacy for a rrp of £6.49