This post is brought to you in collaboration with Euky Bear Blitz Nitz.
Like all parents, I really loathe infestations of head lice. It's not just because of the 'creep' factor either. (Though that's certainly a large part of it for me.) It's mainly all that extra treating, washing and faffing-about that sends me mad the most. Who needs or wants the extra work?
We've been counting ourselves rather lucky of late. There have been no new outbreaks of nits around here for many months. I am pretty thrilled about that!
Over time, I have observed that my own kids seem to peak in a cycle of nit outbreaks, mainly during the school holiday periods, or during the first couple of weeks of the school term.
I reckon I'm onto something...
These cycles of head lice have proven such a common occurrence now, that I tend to ask my kids daily during these times, if anyone has an itchy head. I am forever obsessively scouting for nits, always watching like a hawk for a child to scratch their scalp just once in my presence, before I swoop on them with my arsenal of nit treatments, (and associated panic attacks).
Like many parents, I am constantly on the hunt for new and convenient ways to both detect and treat, head lice. Nit treatments are renown for being messy and inconvenient, so simple and effective methods are always preferred, as are naturally-based formulas over nasty chemicals.
If you've ever tried to locate a lice outbreak in your child's hair, you'll know just how hard it can be. It's especially so, when you include factors such as poor lighting, hair colour and thickness as well as kids who want no part at all in it. (The latter's possibly the hardest!)
While we (thankfully), have no nit outbreaks at present to actually try out this Blitz Nitz LED Head Lice Comb by Euky Bear, I just know from experience that it's going to make the process of finding nits a cinch next time we do.
The Euky Bear Head Lice Comb uses an LED light to make the exoskeleton of lice actually glow. (They become fluorescent.) This technology combined with a regular lice comb means you can spot and remove lice and their eggs easily, without the traditional messy hair conditioner method, and without the use of any chemicals whatsoever. Yay to that!
|The Euky Bear Blitz Nitz LED Head Lice Comb runs on 3, AAA batteries and can provide 10,000 hours of continued use.|
(Note: Comb is not using the LED light in these images.)
The other annoying fact about head lice outbreaks, (especially for parents) - your kids' tendency to always report they've itchy heads at the most inconvenient of times: think Sunday night, or a school night, right before bed, or even right before they leave for school... SCREAM!
I am 'itching' to give this product a go next time: Euky Bear Blitz Nitz Spray and Go. Forget about being majorly inconvenienced when nits next arrive in your child's hair. This formula is designed for busy parents and kids, who can't stop to faff about the old-fashioned way.
The Spray and Go formula is a simple and gentle, leave-in treatment which can be used effectively on dry or damp hair. Just cover your child's shoulders with a towel and spray and massage into the hair from the scalp to the tips once you've spotted nits. Then, get on with your day. Ideally, leave the formula in the hair for at least 5 hours or overnight. (When using overnight, you'll need to cover the pillow with a towel.)
Allow the formula to dry naturally in the hair, before washing out the next day. (You can also shampoo the formula out with Blitz Nitz Shampoo.)
Spray and Go is naturally fragranced with essential oils and contains a clinically proven formula that kills head lice: eucalyptus, argan kernel and grape seed oils. To break the life cycle of any head lice infestation, repeat the process on days seven and fourteen after this initial treatment.
You can learn more about Euky Bear's Blitz Nitz Spray and Go here. This product is available at Chemist Warehouse for just $12.69. RRP $14.95. Find Euky Bear on Facebook
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