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There are so many things to remember during back to school time. From backpacks to papers to fill out, but one thing you do not want to forget is to be on alert for head lice. This is a sponsored post partnership with Vamousse.
Little Emmy started school yesterday.
The summer flew by and before I knew it school was starting again. I remembered to buy a backpack and lunch box. We created a school lunch plan (extra fruit & water with no ice… per Emmy) but I almost forgot one thing that could derail our school year… resistant lice. Because nobody has time for that!
I can’t tell you how many times we have dodged infestation in our home.
Each year there has been a scare in each of the girls schools. When my older girls were younger I remember a really bad year when there was a case (or two) in each of their classrooms multiple times. It makes me itch just thinking about it. Back then we were on constantly watching for early signs of head lice, in addition to taking steps to limit their chance of getting head lice. We taught them not to share hats or jackets with hoods, we talked to them about not using their friends hairbrushes or hair bows and we told them that if they did end up with lice it wasn’t their fault. Hair lice tends to like clean hair so it’s nothing to be ashamed of either.
One thing we didn’t have back when my older two were younger but we do for my little one is a gentle shampoo that can be used daily in place of their regular shampoo if they are exposed to a lice outbreak. How awesome is that? That new shampoo is called Vamousse Lice Defense, it is a pesticide-free daily shampoo that defends against infestation after exposure stopping lice before an infestation can take hold. Daily use for 10 – 14 days following the risk of exposure kills lice before you know they are there. Perfect for use when there is an outbreak at school, for the whole family following treatment of a child, or if head lice is a concern when going to camp or a sleepover.
I keep a bottle at home just in case.
And because sometimes there isn’t time for defending against infestation and you need a good treatment, Vamousse also offers a Lice Treatment that is a pesticide-free mousse that eradicates active head lice infestations with a single 15-minute application. It works differently, killing lice by dehydration, so it is effective against strains of lice that have developed resistance to the pesticides traditionally used, such as pyrethrins and permethrin.
I’m sure you have been following the news lately about the strains that are resistant, which makes my skin crawl… so this is a really good product to know about in case you need it!
Be sure to know the early signs of lice and that Vamousse Lice Defense is available nationwide at Walmart and online at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and Walmart.com with an MSRP of $12.99.
Vamousse Lice Treatment is available nationwide at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Kmart, and in some regional chains, including Harris Teeter, HEB, and online at Amazon.com and Drugstore.com with an MSRP of $24.99.
Have you had a run in with head lice?