Get this Straight!

by Melissa on January 11, 2017

When it comes to lice prevention, one relatively unknown method is to dry your hair on a hot setting. Drying hair with a hair dryer on a hot setting can help prevent head lice. Styling hair with a curling iron or flat iron can help too because heat kills nits. A nit is a lice […]


The Origin of the Word Cootie

January 10, 2017

coot·ie / ˈko͞otē/ noun North American informal plural noun: cooties a louse a children’s term for an imaginary germ or repellent quality transmitted by obnoxious or slovenly people While most people are familiar with the imaginary cootie, the history behind the word and its more literal usage is interesting. Initially, cootie was used to refer […]

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Are you pulling your hair out?

October 24, 2016

Or are you pulling your kid’s hair ––as you try to comb out lice eggs? Dealing with a case of head lice is uncomfortable enough; there’s no need for painful tugging on hair, or hair loss, when nit combing. With the proper natural lice treatment products and combing technique, you can glide through this unpleasant […]

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Buzz Cut, Anyone?

October 19, 2016

Cutting your child’s hair because he or she has head lice can be traumatic. Shaving your child’s head might seem downright drastic. Why would a parent choose to shave, or have his or her child’s head shaved, as part of head lice treatment? What effect might this have on your child? First of all, let’s […]

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Bunk Love

July 1, 2015

Sharing a cabin with your besties at sleepaway camp is the most awesome thing ever, but who invited head lice to the party?! Summer camps—both sleepaway and day camps—are notorious for head lice outbreaks. Some camps have staff doing head checks, but it’s not really the camps’ fault; there’s only so much they can do. […]

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Ingredients for a Good Life

June 12, 2015

What makes your life a success? How have you arrived at this success? At Happyheads® we are all about including only natural, pleasant smelling and safe ingredients in our products. Ingredients and the choices you make are always important—in the health and wellness products you use for your family, in the foods you eat, in […]

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Passover Me, Please!

April 3, 2015

Considering the ten plagues of Egypt, you may be able to relate to the third one—the plague of gnats or lice—in your everyday life. While a head lice scare in your kids’ school or camp does not equate to all the dust of Egypt becoming a swarm of gnats/lice, a lice infestation in your home […]

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Ingredients Matter

February 12, 2014

Eat your fruit! Eat your vegetables! Go to bed; you need your sleep! Zip up your coat! You have to wear a hat; heat escapes through the top of your head! Now let me put some poison on your scalp…I don’t think so! Just like the caring directives you force upon your children, using all […]

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The Significance of Bath Towels

December 19, 2013

My Grandmother adored shopping. She wasn’t a diva or clothes hound; she didn’t have a shoe obsession. She did have friendships with all the ladies who worked in the Home and Bath sections of her local department store. “Grama” especially loved to buy towels. A colorful set of bath towels looked so pretty in a […]

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Relatives Sharing More than Good Memories

December 9, 2013

Me and my cousins and you and your cousins…or so the Vampire Weekend song goes. While the grammar ain’t great, the song’s a good one if your kids look forward to visiting their cousins during the summer months and other vacations. Our cousins, a family of four girls, lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. My two sisters […]

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