I have never understood the stigma that surrounds head lice. Because at some point everyone I know has had them. There hasn’t been a decade in my life when I haven’t. There should be stigma for not having them!
Imagine a kid turning to another kid in the playground and declaring “I can’t believe it! Jaydn’s never had lice!” And then Jaydn runs home to his Mum crying and demanding that she get him lice so he can be like the other kids.
If you haven’t had lice then chances are you shave your head and live alone in a monastery. Where children gather, so too do head lice. It’s part of the circle of lice. Hakuna Matata. Or Pediculous Humanas capitas.
The curious thing about lice is how they always take me by surprise. After a few weeks of dedicating myself to their eviction, I forget about them. My mistake. We have a few blissful lice-free weeks, and then like the unwanted guests they are, they’re back wanting to book into their Hair BnB.
As a mum of five kids aged eight to 22, I’ve used nearly every product on the market. I’ve honestly had the most success with MOOV. And just recently I made a discovery I wish I knew from kid number one: they’ve got a spray that actually helps protect against head lice.
A friend even asked me what conditioner I used. I told her it was MOOV Defence Spray. She rushed out and bought some. She still doesn’t know it’s for head lice. Yes, my hair smells that good and looks silky and super conditioned. And better yet, there's no lice, despite the high potential for it in my household.
Like with the way we approach health, we aggressively treat symptoms, forgetting a little prevention can go a long way. Wouldn’t you rather be spending a few minutes a day stopping head lice in their tracks rather than hours and hours removing them?