If you’ve never had to deal with lice, consider yourself lucky. Have you heard about Fairy LiceMothers founded by moms Michelle, Chris, and Carol? You may have seen their commercial on TV or driven past their store/salon while driving down Long Beach Road in Oceanside. They also have two other locations in Deer Park and Glen Head on Long Island.
While I’ve never had to deal with lice personally, I do know two families that have had to go through the process. I recall then the boys had to have their heads completely shave (back in the early 80’s), however it doesn’t sound like this is the only method of treatment these days.
Fairy LiceMothers wants to let you know that they offer two ways of getting rid of lice by either coming to visit their palace, or ordering their magic products so you can do it from the comfort of your own home.
What I love most about Fairy LiceMothers, is that they are all mothers who have gone through the process of lice removal with their very own kids who got it from camp or school. Well, folks it is camp season. When you have a moment, take a look at the owners along with their personal stories and how the business came to be.
But first, the Fairy LiceMothers want to teach you a few things about head lice.
The Facts of Lice
How do lice form on the head?
Head Lice comes from direct head to head contact with another person who has lice. Lice can not live anywhere in this entire world except for a human head that has hair. Lice has been around since the beginning of time and is passed from one human to another.
Why do they thrive on the head?
Head lice can only live on a human head. They drink our blood and lay their eggs on our hair. Head lice do not travel to other body parts. There are other species of lice that live in other places but we are talking only about head lice.
How can they be killed safely?
Head lice can be killed safely with Non-Toxic products such as Fairy LiceMothers’ MagicMousse. There is NO product that actually washes the nits (eggs) off the hair strand so nits must be manually removed with a good nit comb such as the Fairy LiceMothers’ MagicWand. Once lice is found two weeks of combing is essential to make sure the person is not getting it back from others who might have it within the circle of friends.
What are some prevention tips parents can look into for camp, school?
Head lice do not like anything mint scented. Fairy LiceMothers’ suggests that parents use a mint spray like Fairy LiceMothers’ MagicMint once a day (it also detangles hair) to keep lice away. In addition, Fairy LiceMothers’ suggests “Once a Week Take a Peek” Once a week parents should check their kids with the MagicWand nit comb and MagicHalo Conditioner. This way if they find evidence of lice or nits it will be a very mild case and the chances it spread will be very slim.
What is the best way to check for lice?
The best way to check for head lice is with the MagicWand nit comb and MagicHalo Conditioner. Here are the steps:
- Use a spray bottle with water and dampen the hair.
- Apply enough MagicHalo Conditioner that it covers all hair from scalp to ends.
- Use a detangle comb and remove any tangles.
- Then use the MagicWand nit comb. Hold the comb at an angle and graze the scalp lightly combing through to the ends of the hair.
- Wipe the comb on a paper towel to look for evidence of lice or nits.
- Comb the entire scalp from forehead.
- Then comb all of the hair over to the right, then all hair over to the left then comb all hair from back to front.
The hair must be combed in all 4 directions because nits are glued to one side of the hair strand. If you comb only one direction you will never get the nit out on the opposite side.
For assistance with this procedure you can watch Fairy LiceMothers’ comb out video here.
Head Checks: $25 per Head
The Head Check is FREE if a lice treatment is provided.
Treatments: $125 for buzzed hair
$150 for short hair
$200 for all other hair
Includes 2 FREE Follow Up Visits
Visit one of the three Fairy LiceMothers’ locations below:
- 2463 S. Long Beach Road, Oceanside
- 1755 Deer Park Avenue, Deer Park
- 679 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Head
- or call: (866) 561-0492
Treatments are covered under Flexible Health Spending and may be covered under insurance. Visa, Master Card and Discover are accepted.
Remember, advice is always FREE. If you are unsure of what you are finding, you can send a picture right from their website at www.FairyLiceMothers.com
BONUS: If you mention Valley Stream Mom, you can get $10 OFF One Head Check or 10% OFF one treatment.