How to Prevent Head Lice

by Melissa on May 19, 2017

“Your child has lice” are four of the most stressful words a parent can hear from a teacher or school nurse. Head lice spread easily, especially in a school environment, which is why parents must be vigilant with their children and the way they care for themselves. Here are some tips on preventing head lice. […]

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A Different Kind of Egg Hunt

April 4, 2017

Fourteen Easter mornings ago, I was in a doctor’s office undergoing an ultrasound to determine the progress of egg development in my ovaries. Once the maturation of the eggs was complete, the egg retrieval was performed. Yes, I underwent In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to have my kids. And it went well––two healthy eggs, two perfect […]

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New Season, More Head Lice?

March 21, 2017

Spring is here and depending on your geographical location of course, warm weather is in full bloom. Does the heat, humidity, or dry air bring more head lice? Regardless of your local temperatures, are head lice seasonal? The answer to both questions is a resounding, “No!” Head lice need to be on a human head […]

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You’re Not Crazy, but it’s Not Lice

March 3, 2017

If you’re like us, the mere mention of the word “lice” instantly makes your head itch. Just reading that line probably made you instinctively reach for your head and start scratching furiously. And you’re still going. At this point, you have probably abandoned the “one hand scratching, one hand scrolling” method and have all hands […]

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Get this Straight!

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 […]

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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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