Which lice preventatives should you use?
Shampoos, conditioners, oils, and sprays. There are many lice preventatives to choose from, so, it may be difficult to know which is best.
If you’ve ever dealt with lice, you are probably very determined to prevent it from ever happening again.
Our best-selling preventative product is our active rinse, which contains dimethicone. Dimethicone is a non-toxic, silicon-based substance used in many beauty products.
How it works
Dimethicone works by clogging the breathing holes of live bugs smothering them in about seven 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 reapply again the following Saturday.
Now you can see how you will take care of it before it comes a full-blown infestation.
Don’t forget to comb!
Combing between each treatment will help remove any eggs a louse has laid, which will also prevent them from hatching. Combing is one of the best preventatives—and treatments.
What about other lice preventatives?
The preventative shampoos, conditioners and sprays are also great options. Each one contains essential oils, which deter lice, especially in a group setting where lice have several heads 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’re not a fan of the tea tree oil scent, we’ve got you covered.
Our preventative spray can also be used on pillows, sleeping bags, backpacks, etc. Older children can keep a spray in their locker or backpack to reapply during the school day.
If you would like more information on any of our products, please call 289-837-1432. We are by appointment only.