Shampoos, conditioners, oils, sprays. There are so many lice preventatives out there it’s hard to know which is best. If you’ve ever dealt with lice, you are probably very determined to prevent an infestation from ever occurring again! Our best selling product is our Active Rinse which contains dimethicone. Dimethicone is a non-toxic, silicon based substance used in many beauty products. Dimethicone works by clogging the breathing holes of live bugs smothering them in about 7 to 10 minutes. So how does this “prevent” lice? By using it weekly, you will interrupt the life cycle of lice. For example, let’s say you apply it every Saturday on your child. During the next week, she gets lice at school. You will apply it again the following Saturday and destroy any live bugs. But what if those bugs have laid eggs? No worries. You are going to apply it the following Saturday, which will smother any newly hatched lice, then again the following Saturday…so you can see how you will take care of it before it comes a full blown infestation.
What about other products? Our shampoos, conditioners and sprays are also great preventatives. They contain essential oils which deter lice, especially in a group setting where lice have several scalps to choose from. Lice have a very keen sense of smell and in laboratory experiments have been noted to literally run towards the smell of blood, so you want your child’s head to have a smell that makes lice run the other way. We have many different scents, so if you don’t like the smell of tea tree oil, we’ve got you covered. Sprays can also be used on pillows, sleeping bags, backpacks, etc. Older children can keep a spray in their locker or back pack to reapply during the school day.
If you would like more information or would like to smell our products in person, please call 717-678-5452. We are by appointment only.