I was a weird kid. I exaggerated headaches while reading so I could get glasses. I loved picking out new colours of elastics for my braces. I was devastated that my arm was only sprained and didn’t require a cast when I fell off my backyard swing. I kind of hoped I would get lice.
In my defense, I have always loved when people play with my hair. My mother, on the other hand, cannot stand having someone touch her hair, so just brushing my hair for fun never really occurred to her. The idea that having lice would mean my mom would have to painstakingly root through my hair with a special comb and then massage my scalp with special shampoo was extremely appealing to me. I didn’t really think it through, obviously. Luckily for my mom, despite twelve years of public school and another five years as a teacher, I never got lice.
My son is about to turn four and is starting his first full year of preschool. He doesn’t share my love of scalp massages and luxurious shampoo treatments. He’s already got his chicken pox out of the way, but he has been otherwise spared from the most common childhood ailments. Something’s gotta give. Will it be lice?
It totally could be. As you know, I’m pretty picky about the body care products we use in our house. The idea of dousing my children with pesticides is … unappealing.
Pass on the Pesticides
Resultz® is the only head lice treatment that provides pesticide free treatment, is unlikely to cause resistance in lice and is also completed in 10 minutes. Current treatments containing pesticides carry the risk of accidental poisoning, and “are potentially toxic to
brain, spinal cord nerves, and nerve cells” according to the Committee to Evaluate Drugs. Resultz® contains isopropyl myristate, “which is widely used in skincare and cosmetic products.” It dissolves the wax coating on the exoskeleton of lice, which dehydrates them and leads to their demise.
Resistance is Futile
It is unlikely for lice to develop resistance to Resultz® because it isn’t a pesticide. Mutant lice? No thanks!
10 Minutes to Freedom
Much to the disappointment of my younger self—who envisioned hours spent having my mother’s undivided attention on my massage-loving scalp—it only takes 10 minutes to complete a treatment with Resultz®.
Did you have lice as a kid? Have you had to deal with it as a parent?
This post has been brought to you by Resultz but the opinions are my own.