Did you just discover that your child has an active lice infestation? Are you overwhelmed with all the lice treatment options available? Don’t panic. We are here to help you determine which lice treatment is best for your kids.
How to decide which lice treatment is best for kids:
Question 1: How bad is the lice infestation?
If this is your first experience with lice, you are likely feeling very overwhelmed. The first step is to decide how bad the infestation is. Our book “Parent’s Guide to Lice Removal” will help walk you through the process step by step.
If you have found that multiple family members have significant cases of lice, you may wish to consider hiring professional help.
However, if your lice infestation is light or just affects a few family members, you can easily attempt an at home removal. The question then becomes whether to use an all natural product like olive oil or an over the counter product found at your local pharmacy.
Question 2: How much time do you have?
Treating a lice infestation is a time consuming process. Some treatment methods take less time than others. If you prefer to use olive oil for lice treatment rather than an over the counter lice treatment, know that you will need to let the oil soak on your child’s head for 8-10 hours before the initial lice treatment is complete.
An over the counter lice treatment usually takes 20 minutes to apply plus additional time for combing.
Both methods are equally effective. If you’d like more information on using olive oil as a lice treatment, you’ll find full instructions on the natural lice removal in our book “Parent’s Guide to Lice Removal.” You can buy a copy here.
Question 3: What is available at your local store?
Sometimes the most practical answer to which lice treatment is best for kids becomes the product that is actually available to you when you need it. If you have an active lice infestation on your hands right now, you may be at the mercy of what your pharmacy has available for purchase.
If you have the option, we highly recommend the Vamousse Lice Treatment line of products. Vamousse is easy to comb through even thick and curly hair and does not contain traditional pesticides like other lice treatment products. Lice infestations require at least 2 treatments 10 days apart. Even if you cannot find Vamousse lice treatment at your local pharmacy or Walmart, order it on Amazon right now so you have it available for your follow up treatment.
You can buy Vamousse Lice Treatment here.
We include a fresh container of Vamousse Lice Treatment as part of our Back to School stocking up. It’s worth having on hand for that 7pm discovery that your kid has lice.
Need more information on lice treatment?
Now that you’ve selected your lice treatment product, we are here to help with full instructions on removing lice from your home. Our comprehensive book “Uninvited: a mom’s guide to killing lice” will review the entire lice removal process. You can read more about the book and get your copy right here.