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Jessimaaka August 28th, 2013 04:25 PM

The L word...
 
With the return to school...the dreaded L word...Lice.

Any recipes to help get rid of it?

I had it once as a child and it sucked. I'm dreading Cam getting it...but glad I doubt he'll have waist length hair when it happens ;)

mccaroline August 28th, 2013 05:03 PM

Re: The L word...
 
Knock wood I haven't had to deal with that, yet. I get the letters home every year that it has shown up in the classroom, but so far my girls haven't got them. I do add tea tree oil to their shampoo every time I get a letter though, I've been told that helps so I keep doing it but I really don't know how much it really works.

Irish_Wristwatch August 28th, 2013 05:29 PM

Re: The L word...
 
i get all itchy just thinking about it! Ive never had it, but my sister got it twice! my mom did something with vinegar and cooking oil then a plastic bag on your head, i guess its supposed to smoother them all to death

Jessimaaka August 28th, 2013 06:24 PM

Re: The L word...
 
Lol, a post about it showed up in my newsfeed today and I keep itching since. I saw something going around with coconut oil which I'm guessing is similar to the cooking oil, and I've heard about tea tree oil.

crunchywannabe August 28th, 2013 09:08 PM

Re: The L word...
 
I've never had it, neither have my brothers, and as far as I remember, nobody in any of my classes ever got it....


I did however work at summer camp, and we did 'head checks' each week as kids arrived. There were a few times I saw foster parents drop off kids with freshly shaved heads, including girls... I will never forget one of the girl's application photos she had beautiful long hair, and she cried every single day at camp because she didn't want anyone to see her without her hair... she kept saying she would have rather not come to camp, than have her head shaved. It was devastating to watch! For kids that were somehow missed by the head checks, we just gave them a shampoo with the stuff from the drugstore, and picked nits for an afternoon :)

#5in2005 August 30th, 2013 04:15 PM

Re: The L word...
 
putting a couple of drops of tea tree oil in their shampoo works for us

Kelz88 August 31st, 2013 12:48 AM

Re: The L word...
 
Nix and kwedella lol. Nasty as hell but really common sadly. My auntie swears by baths with baking soda added, to be fair I dont remember her daughter having lice ever lol.


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