This Pesticide-Free Lice Removal post is sponsored by WelComb. As always, all opinions are my own.
What does “Back To School” time mean for you? New clothes? School supply shopping? Watching for the big yellow bus? But once all the excitement of the new year wears off and the daily schedule of school settles in, there may be other things to worry about. Including the dreaded letter from the school nurse…… (But don’t forget. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean this isn’t a concern at the moment! Summer camp, day care, summer school, beach days, and playdates can all lead to the spread of lice!) So while nobody wants to think about lice and we all definitely hope it won’t happen to us, it is a real concern.
Lice?! Oh NOOOOOOOO!
Growing up, lice wasn’t something anyone really talked about much. It was almost a taboo subject. But sadly, in elementary school, my sister and I got the letter from school that it was going around. And sure enough, we both had it! 🙁 NOT FUN! I remember having to bag up all our stuffed animals and toys and putting them in the closet for a while. (Be sure to read about the myths I share below as this wasn’t actually necessary.) We stripped our beds and rooms and washed everything. It was so much work! But the worst part was when my mom poured stinky products on our heads. Then sitting on the chair for hours as the product saturated our hair and finally as she looked through trying to pick out nits.
Who Is At Risk For Lice?
Head lice are found worldwide. In the United States, infestations with head lice is most common among pre-school children attending child care, elementary schoolchildren, and the household members of infested children. Boys and girls can get lice. And there is an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations that occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 years of age.
On A Mission To Help Parents Be More Prepared When It Comes To Lice Infestations
WelComb’s mission is to educate parents on the truths about lice removal – mainly that the best way to eliminate a lice infestation is to physically remove them with the wet combing method. Their hope is that if they educate parents before their child has lice, they will have no fear, no drama, and use no pesticides! (Pesticide-Free Lice Removal does work!) Because getting rid of lice and nits shouldn’t have to be painful or dangerous.
Debunking Lice Myths
There are so many myths about lice. When I was a child, my mom kept our toys and stuffed animals bagged up for weeks because she thought that was necessary. (MYTH!!!) Be sure to visit WelComb’s debugging the myths page to find out what’s true and what is not.
Get Rid Of The Dreaded Lice With WelComb’s Pesticide-Free Lice Removal Kit
WelComb is all-natural. No harmful chemicals or ineffective oils are used. It’s all about physically removing lice and nits from the head by combing them out – that’s it!
So WelComb IS:
- Pesticide Free
- Effective (Even on pesticide-resistant super lice!)
- Good For All Hair Types
- Easy To Use
Physical removal is the safest way to eliminate lice and nits. It just takes some patience and the right tools. Most important, though, is that the WelComb gets down to the scalp. (That’s where lice and nits live!) As you comb out nits and lice, you’ll work your way down to the scalp to get them out.
What Is Wet Combing?
The WelComb uses the wet combing method which is all about interrupting the lifecycle of lice. Simply removing live lice is enough to kill them because they can’t survive for long without a host. And removing nits prevents them from hatching and continuing the infestation. Keeping the hair wet as you comb with the WelComb works because lice freeze in place when wet, which makes it easier to capture and remove them.
To use the wet combing method, you only need a few tools. First, the Conditioner, which is free from harsh chemicals and ineffective oils. Its purpose is to aid in the removal of the lice and
nits by lubricating the hair for easier combing.
Second, the Detangler Comb is a wide toothed comb that helps evenly distribute the conditioner throughout the hair. The comb also works to remove any excess conditioner prior to removing the lice and nits.
Finally, the specially designed WelComb Lice & Nit Removal Comb has no large gaps for lice and nits to slip through. By starting at the scalp and taking small sections of hair, comb the entire length of the hair strand. This will get rid of the uninvited guests. The small, rigid, evenly spaced teeth of the WelComb helps you remove lice and nits that you can’t even see!
Learn More And Connect With WelComb
If you’d like to learn more, you can visit the WelComb website. You’ll find detailed lice removal instructions, including a video in English AND Spanish to show you how the wet combing method works. You can also connect with WelComb on Facebook and Twitter.
Where To Buy:
Visit your local Dollar General to purchase a Dollar General Lice and Nit Removal Kit with WelComb.