Last fall, I wrote how olive oil kills lice and unfortunately, we had to use olive oil once again recently in this household. There was another lice outbreak at my girls’ school but believe it or not, only one child got lice this time. You may wonder why the other child did not?
Every school day, I pull back M’s hair and either braid it, put it in a pony tail, pigtails, or a cute bun and then will spray her hair with hair spray all over. At night, M will wash and condition her hair with Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner from Trader Joes.
L on the other hand, I only would wash her hair with the kid’s suave shampoo and either leave her hair down or put it up in a cute hair bow with no hair spray.
Guess who got lice? L did. M escaped the outbreak on her softball team and the outbreak from her classroom. I now know that my precautions that I was doing with M works.
So, parents listen. Do these simple two steps daily and you will be able to help prevent lice from entering your child’s hair.
1. Pull your child’s hair back and hair spray the hair all over.
2. Wash your child’s hair with a tea tree oil and peppermint shampoo.
Believe me, you will be glad you did!