Super lice have taken over half the country and are resistant to over-the-counter treatments. Prevention is key in these scenarios – even super-strains of lice can be easily prevented with natural and practical ways. When lice does happen, ensure it doesn’t affect you – say Boo! to those pesky pests forever with SoCozy founder Cozy Friedman’s Tips on Preventing Super Lice.
- Educate. All lice (even these mutated super lice) do not have the ability to jump or fly, so they hitch a ride from head to head using hairbrushes, combs, hats, scarves, helmets, and pillows—anything hair touches. While it’s great to encourage your child to share toys and books, it’s a bad idea to share any of these lice vehicles. We have a simple rhyme that does the trick: If it touches hair, we don’t share. This goes for siblings too, since most lice are spread at home.
- Don’t over-wash hair. Squeaky-clean hair is a louse’s dream come true because it’s easier to attach their eggs (called nits) to it. The oil that builds up on hair shafts in between washes is a natural repellent because it causes a slippery surface that isn’t a safe place for fragile eggs. We recommend allowing 2-3 days between washings for a healthy scalp. And when you wash, use clinically proven, completely safe BOO! Lice Scaring Shampoo made with nature’s own repellents: tea tree oil, peppermint, rosemary, and lavender.
- Use prevention spray. Because sealing children in an airtight bubble to prevent lice is not an option, help create a bubble of natural prevention around them with BOO! Lice Prevention Spray. Using the same tea tree oil, peppermint, rosemary and lavender formula, this all-natural spray can be spritzed daily behind ears and at the nape of the neck (where lice tend to enter the scalp) and even on items like hats, scarves, car seats and pillows.
Comments & Reviews
Karen Propes says
Gosh it has been so long since my daughter had lice, but now that my granddaughter is in school this is good information to pass on. Thanks for the information, it’s amazing that they can spread so easily from person to person. Hope they have something to help resolve this issue so kids and parents don’t have to suffer through it.
Oh it’s the worse getting lice. I had lice several times in school and it was awful because I had the longest of hair down to my butt so it was a long process when my mom got rid of them. I caught mine because my sister loved sharing headbands with friends at school hahaha fun.
Susan Page says
Great tips. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for all of this very helpful information!! These Super Lice are really scary!! I was surprised to learn the tip about not over washing the hair!!
rennie d says
thanks for this info this was very resourceful.
Sandy Cain says
OMG….my daughter had lice in kindergarten – they made paper hats, and all the kids tried on each other’s hat. I don’t know where it started, but the entire class got them. Freaked me OUT! And those weren’t the mutated “super lice” that are around now. Thanks for the BOO info…will pass it on to my daughter who now has 3 kids of her own!
Rachel G says
Peppermint oil or tea tree is great to prevent lice. You can also spray it around doors or windows to deter roaches or ants. The strong smell bothers their receptors and sends them packing.
Thank you for this information! I’m hoping that we don’t have to encounter lice in our household.
Very helpful hints especially with all the problems schools and daycares are having these days. This looks like good advice and I like that there is a prevention spray.
Love this post! Like others have said, lice is a touchy subject – everyone thinks it means someone is dirty or gross but it’s not only totally normal, it happens to everyone, especially those who are the ‘cleanest’! I know I hated it so bad, my curls really took a beating when I was in grade school b/c I always seemed to catch it every time there was an outbreak when I was little. And then, my oldest – who had beautiful long curls, too! – the poor girl kept getting it every time there was an outbreak at her school, too! Just the thought of lice makes my head crawl & I’m so creeped out lol
I learned a lot about not keeping her hair squeaky clean (we used to wash every night!). I wish this stuff had been out when she was younger, but now that I have my 2 littles, I am better armed with info, and now there’s a great product like this on the market for me to utilize!
Amazing. I will def have to share this with a friend of mine. Bless her heart, her daughter seems to keep getting lice, so hopefully this will help her out. She’s about to go nuts over it and you know schools won’t do anything about it these days. They don’t even get a note!
Sally Wilsey says
I was just reading an article on the new outbreak of lice. I am so glad they have a preventative now for it. I am going to have to get some for my granddaughter. I remember them from when my childrenn and myself where in school. No thank you!
Linda Manns Linneman says
I am going to have to get these products for my grandchildren. I always worry about head lice. I didn’t know about washing the hair every day. I will stop doing this so often. Thank you so much for sharing
I have a child with strawberry blonde hair…she has always washed her hair every 2 days yet she seems to get lice frequently. Switching to a tea tree oil shampoo has helped us a lot. I’ll look into these products as they sound great too!
Make sure to wash the car seat stuff in scalding hot water, too! When my son got it from the babysitter’s niece I couldn’t figure out why we weren’t getting rid of it completely until I realized I hadn’t washed the car seat cover! Did that, did another treatment of the whole house, and wahoo, that was it! All gone!
Kimberly Stoessel says
Thank goodness no lice yet, but these are good tips. I have tea tree oil already,but I didn’t know it helped prevent lice.
Dandi D says
My children have not had lice before, so these tips are great–hopefully they won’t get it!
Thank you for another reason not to wash my son’s hair everyday (it’s always a bit of a battle)! So far we have been safe at school but I keep hearing scary stories. Prevention is so much easier than treatment!
Heather dickens says
I hope I never have to deal with this! Thanks for the information!
Ashley Chassereau Parks says
This makes me itch just thinking about it. lol!! Thankfully, I’m no longer teaching in public school and my kids stay home with me, so they aren’t as at risk as others. This is a good way to ensure they don’t get lice! Sounds like it smells fantastic!!
You’ve officially got us all feeling itchy! But thanks for the good info.
Amy Amerson says
Hope I never have to deal with this, but good to know just in case!
Lice is the worst! I will seriously do ANYTHING to prevent it!
Amber Ludwig says
Ugh, lice…why!!!?!? One of those creatures I wouldn’t miss if they all of a sudden disappeared forever lol!!! Yuck!! And now super lice?!? Ugh! Have they tested these shampoos against the super lice yet??
Deborah D says
I never had lice before but my siblings have. The comb that they gave you in the kit that we used years ago was a pain in the scalp. I will let my family know about this post so that if they ever need any BOO they know what to get.
Sue E says
Lice actually prefer clean scalps for their sucking pleasure!! They are so HARD to get rid of. The lice shampoo smells bad and I don’t like putting chemicals on kids’ heads. I am going to tell my family about BOO. Thanks for sharing this touchy subject – but it really is just another one of life’s snags!!