Head lice are back! Is not what you want to see as the title of the parent mail pinging up on your phone. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who meets this announcement with a groan? Last year the boys caught them on more than one occasion and I would spend the next few weeks meticulously making sure they were free from them.
However last week when I received the email I was able to start using our Vamousse Protective Shampoo. You use it as part of the daily bath time routine by lathering on and leaving for at least 3 minutes. By using it daily it can stamp out an infestation before it takes hold as it kills the lice before they can lay any eggs.
The shampoo comes in a bottle and a little goes a long way. We have been using it for almost two weeks now and there is hardly a dent in the amount. It lathers easily, smells fresh with a tea tree hint and leaves the boys hair silky and soft. Most importantly it contains no pesticides.
I didn’t realise that it can take almost a month before you can become aware of an infestation. To start with young lice (nymphs) are too small to be seen by the naked eye and don’t cause the itching sensation.
Since being sent the protective shampoo and using it when alerted to an outbreak we haven’t found any head lice so we haven’t been able to use the Vamousse Treatment. The treatment is quick as it kills 100% of lice and eggs within 15 minutes of contact. There is a video on how to use it and even an APP you can download to keep your kids entertained whilst the Vamousse gets to work.
Overall I’m really impressed with the shampoo. It’s definitely something that I would buy myself as it is quick and gives peace of mind. I will come back and update this post to let you all know if we manage to avoid the head lice for the rest of the School year.
You can buy the products online or instore at Superdrug, Boots and Sainsburys. The Protective Shampoo retails at £9.99 which I think is great value as I spent so much last year on treating head lice.
Disclaimer: We were sent Vamousse products to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.