Fairy Tales do not include lice. Trust me. I have lived through that story, and the only fairy tale it might come close to is one told by the Brother’s Grimm.
In a name that proves fairy tales are good comes an entire product line created to prevent lice. Rosemary Repel Rosemary Hair Care line. It’s “All Natural and organic.” It also happens to be paraben-free. But better than all that is the “repel” part.
I wish I didn’t have to tell you how much better life is with the “repel.” Up until last year, my experience with lice had been, being 14 years old, my parents were out-of-town, and Grandma Fran was watching us for the weekend. It was that weekend that my baby sister brought home the note that she and her classmates had lice.
Before I go any further, know that we looked like this:
My sister and I have very thick hair. The sister just younger than me had a headful of hair….
Grandma Fran treated us all with the lice shampoo and then very lovingly combed our THICK LONG hair with the comb. She didn’t complain–though she did continue to comment on how much hair my sisters and I had!
It was the only time we were ever treated for lice. This is not to say we had lice, just that it was necessary for us to take preventative measures.
After that incident with Grandma Fran when I was young, lice is not something I’m rolling the welcome mat out for–especially since I’m now an adult and the responsibility of changing sheets and treatment falls on my shoulders. Fairy Tales is my ally by reducing my children’s risk of bringing home lice.
Six kiddos and I prided myself on NEVER having lice. That all changed one night, a year ago, when Miss M spent the night at a friend’s house. She came home, and life was normal. Six days later, I thought my eyes were playing tricks when I saw something crawling in Miss M’s hair. Nope! It was real. Lice.
My head itched, and I was adamant I had lice too. MacKenzie and I had snuggled on the couch, as we always do.
People! Lice freaking suck! I treated Li’l Man, Miss M and myself. I treated our heads with that smelly chemical treatment. It took hours to comb through our hair. I washed sheets. I bagged and washed bedding. I thought we were done.
Seven days later, we still had lice. I spent another $65 on treatments, more hours combing and washing.
For three weeks I dealt with lice. I was exhausted. The kiddos were crying they didn’t want that little comb run through their hair anymore.I was ready to take a match to the house just to be done with the lice.
Our mistake, we ran out of Fairy Tales Product Line and didn’t exert the effort to drive a little further to buy more.
We started with the Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel Shampoo around 2010.
For the record, The Divine Miss M took her father’s hair gene. Her hair is fine and thin. Shampoos tend to weigh it down. Therefore, I’m particular. When the shampoo bottle was opened my kiddos said, “Hey! That smells really good!” So good in fact that while I washed their hair, they kept inhaling deeply and exclaiming, “I love this smell, Mom!”
The shampoo suds up nicely. It keeps a good lather and rinses out easily. It’s made from organic rosemary, citronella, tea tree, anise, lavender and geranium oils to help repel lice and other insects from the hair. There are absolutely no harsh chemicals.
From shampoo, we moved on to the Rosemary Repel Creme Conditioner. Again, my worry was The Divine Miss M was going to have seriously flat, possibly stringy hair. It went on easily and rinsed easily. Fairy Tales combines lice protecting ingredients such as organic rosemary, citronella, geranium, tea tree, cherry bark and passion flower with nourishing aloe and vitamin E to their creme conditioner. For the record, they state there is no need to rinse out completely just comb thru for tangle free hair, but I couldn’t do it. We rinsed. Rosemary Repel Crème Conditioner will not create build up.
Then we kept layering.
Next, we added the Rosemary Repel Leave-In Conditioning Spray. This is Fairy Tales Hair Care #1 product. Made of organic oils of rosemary, citronella, tea tree, lemongrass, peppermint, sage, and others to help keep lice and other insects away. It’s loaded with vitamin B-5 and aloe. I was really impressed by how well it detangled The Divine Miss M’s hair. We use it after the bath and then every morning before school. I spray her hair and her shoulders, and I’m not going lie, her backpack. After all, it’s proven to be over 92% effective when used alone and nearly 100% effective when combined with our other Rosemary Repel lice prevention products.
I never want lice in our house again! I’m going to trust Fairy Tales to keep it that way.
Rosemary Repel products are available in salons and specialty stores across the country and online at Fairy Tales Hair Care.
There is science behind the product. I found this on their website and found it very informative and interesting:
We recommend using at least 3-4 products during a lice outbreak to provide maximum protection. Do not shampoo every day as lice like clean hair not dirty – remember; it’s easier to attach to a squeaky clean hair shaft.
For maintenance, shampoo every few days with the Rosemary Repel Shampoo and use the Rosemary Repel Leave-in Conditioning Spray each morning before school.
Layering on the fragrant herbs are what help to keep the bugs away – so don’t use a sweet smelling fragrance. Rosemary Repel products are not tear free. Our Shampoo is thicker than most so it doesn’t drip and our products are safe to use on young children just shield the eyes.
Fairy Tales also offers these tips:
|How To Prevent Head Lice|
TIPS TO PREVENT HEAD LICE
Lice are usually spread thru head to head contact and less frequently by lice that crawl.
TO PREVENT RE-INFESTATION