PASSAIC, N.J., Sept. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The start of the school year is supposed to be exciting, but as a parent, you know the threat of head lice is always present. Many moms think that the only way to eliminate lice is by using expensive professional services or using harmful chemicals on their children.Luckily for parents, there are many ways to take care of head lice that are safer, simpler and more affordable.
Renowned head lice expert Risa Barash is the Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Fairy Tales Hair Care, a line of affordable and natural professional hair care products for kids. A former standup comic, Risa has since partnered with school nurses, moms, and pediatricians across the nation to help prevent lice outbreaks. She has also developed a leading natural formula for lice prevention and treatment. Risa is here to share some of her expert tips for lice prevention this school year:
Do a weekly head check. The best thing to do is check your child's head for any sign of lice or nits, especially behind the ears and at the nape of the neck. These "hot spots" are where lice tend to lay their eggs. Pull the majority of the hair back with a clip and then run a lice removal comb from the scalp to the ends. This is an easy way to identify if your child has lice.
It's not always good to share. Teaching your kids to share is an important lesson for children. Unfortunately, sharing isn't always caring. Kids should never share hats, caps, tiaras, head phones, pillows, sleeping bags, helmets, brushes, combs or hair ties. These are all ways that lice can spread quickly throughout classrooms, playgrounds, ball fields and at playdates.
Use natural lice preventative products. Studies have shown that washing and conditioning hair with natural ingredients such as rosemary, citronella and tea tree oils can help deter lice from attaching to your child's hair. Fairy Tales' Rosemary Repel Shampoo, Crème Conditioner and Conditioning Spray use organic herbs that have been clinically tested to help repel lice naturally and effectively.
This year, Fairy Tales is adding yet another must-have tool for lice prevention to its arsenal: the Lice Good-Bye Survival Kit, the first all-in-one kit for the natural treatment and removal of head lice and their nits.
"Just like a first aid kit, Lice Good-Bye should be in the medicine cabinet before the note comes home," explains Risa.
The boxed set includes the leading 4oz Lice Good-Bye natural lice treatment, a Terminator Nit-Free removal comb and an Easy-Grip sectioning clip. To help prevent future outbreaks, the kit also includes a 4oz Rosemary Repel® Conditioning Spray. The pesticide-free natural treatment contains no harsh chemicals, and is safe for repeated use. Fairy Tales Lice Good-Bye® Survival Kit retails for $29.99 and is available for purchase at Ulta and Bed Bath & Beyond locations nationwide, and online at fairytaleshaircare.com.
About Fairy Tales
Naturally caring for families since 1999, Fairy Tales Hair Care produces an assortment of premium-quality, non-toxic hair care products and bug repellents for children. Dedicated to maintaining the health of every family member, the company's formulas are made with the best organic herbs and essential oils and are nut-, soy, dairy- and gluten-free. The brand's Rosemary Repel collection is the U.S. leader in natural lice prevention products. Headquartered in Passaic, New Jersey, Fairy Tales Hair Care products are available in Ulta, Bed, Bath & Beyond, CVS, select Target locations, salons and specialty pharmacies and stores nationwide. For more information, visit www.fairytaleshaircare.com.
Source: Fairy Tales