The summer holidays are almost over-and, as children head back to school, there are chances of them bringing home new little friends, and not human friends!
Head lice are super common amongst school children, (I can hear you all scratching your heads in irritation), and, with so many lotions and potions on the market, it’s easy to get confused (and further irritated) by making the decision of which to buy!
Tips & back to school essentials
It is recommended that you speak to your local pharmacist who will advise on the contents of your medicine cupboard, so you are fully equipped.
Prepare for head lice
Head lice expert, Ian Burgess, advises on head lice: “The back to school season is a common time for parents to worry about head lice as regular head-to-head contact makes them easy to pass on when children meet their friends again after the summer break. I know it can feel stressful for parents when they’re getting ready for the new school term but I would recommend being prepared before school starts when it comes to lice as they’re pesky things that are often forgotten out of school!
Head lice infestations do not solely happen at school, spreading just as easily in holiday clubs and when meeting new friends outside school, so make sure you check your children before the start of term. If you find live lice make sure you use a clinically proven head lice product to eradicate the infestation and speak to your pharmacist for advice.
If your children are starting the term head lice free, firstly, well done! Secondly, you can help protect your children with prevention products such as Hedrin Protect & Go.
Primary school children are at the prime age for catching head lice as they tend to play closely together with greater head-to-head contact. This is especially true for girls, although boys are not immune. For more information visit www.onceaweektakeapeek.co.uk”
Hedrin Head Lice Products
Hedrin Once spray gel (60ml £7.49, 100ml £11.99), available from Boots
If you find live lice, Hedrin Once is clinically proven to kill lice and eggs with just one 15 minute treatment. A thicker gel formulation which contains Penetrol® to aid penetration into the louse egg, Hedrin Once has been awarded the esteemed ‘Stamp of Approval’ from Mumsnet after 250 parents gave it the all-round thumbs up.
Hedrin Protect & Go (120ml £4.29, 200ml £6.29, 250ml £7.29), available from Boots
Hedrin Protect & Go is a fuss-free spray which, when applied twice-a-week, protects children from the parasites by breaking their life cycle and killing lice before an infestation can become established.
The protection spray contains an organic compound called 1,2 octanediol (Activdiol) which disrupts the life cycle of head lice preventing their spread. It is easy to apply and dries naturally leaving the hair looking healthy and conditioned.
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