Or rather, my children have finally succumbed to that wonderful curse of school life – they have headlice. My eldest has managed to reach Year 2 before she got nits, and it came via my younger daughter in Reception. They must have nice hair! We first spotted the little critters at the end of our Easter holiday, when my girls got very itchy all of a sudden. I used a nit comb and Tea Tree oil in abundance, and at first it seemed to work. We thinned down the headlice and the itching subsided.
Then it came back, and it came back with a vengeance. About a week or so ago, I counted no less than thirty headlice as I combed them out of my daughter’s hair. It was time to try something stronger, a proper treatment process. The trouble is, I got overwhelmed when I visited my local pharmacy and saw the vast array of treatments available. My mum friends suggested one called Hedrin, and as it turned out, they appeared in my blogging community, and offered to send some products for me to review. Just in the nick of time, I might add!
I received a bottle of Hedrin Once Spray Gel, and a bottle of Hedrin Protect & Go spray. You can purchase the products from Boots, or via online stores. The Hedrin Once Spray Gel is a thick formula that contains Penetrol® to aid penetration into the louse egg. You only need to apply it in one 15-minute treatment, and I did it while my children were in the bath. I did find that the gel is so thick and gooey that it is difficult to wash out, but using the shower head, and applying normal shampoo and conditioner afterwards seemed to do the trick. It certainly stopped the itching. The Hedrin Protect & Go spray is more like a detangling spray. It smells nice and fruity, and you only need to apply it twice a week as a precaution against further headlice infestations. My girls far preferred this one to the gel treatment, but they both agree that they feel better for doing it. Thank you, Hedrin!
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