Fairy Tales Hair CareRisa Barash, Co-founder of Fairy Tales Hair Care, Shares Her Lice Prevention Tips

As a mother of 2, Risa Barash is well aware of the panic that ensues when the dreaded, “Lice in the Classroom” note comes home from school.  As the creator of the Rosemary Repel® Hair Care line, Barash is considered an expert on all things lice.  As the holiday season approaches, Risa offers these important tips to help prevent lice outbreaks.

SHARING IS NOT ALWAYS A GOOD THING:  Teach your children not to share hats, helmets, towels, coats, hair accessories, brushes and combs.  Even costumes and head phones can harbor a louse as they can live off the human head for up to 24 hours.

KNOW THE FACTS:  Lice do not fly, jump or hop, they crawl from head to head.  Try and avoid head to head contact.  Young children love to hug, that’s why lice outbreaks peak at holiday times –who doesn’t love to hug their cousins??

DO A WEEKLY HEAD CHECK:  Once a week, sit your child down and check out the “hot spots.”  Lice like to lay their eggs behind ears, nape of neck and on the part lines.  Doing a weekly head check can keep an outbreak to a minimum.  The Fairy Tales Terminator Comb has micro-grooved metal teeth to catch the tiniest of nits – perfect for NITPICKING!

GOT LICE?? DON’T PANIC:  It happens!  Relax, take a breath and don’t make your child feel bad.  Natural products such as Lice Good-Bye use enzymes to make combing easier by dissolving sticky “nit glue” and helping to break down the bug.  A glass of wine for Mom helps, too!

USE NATURAL PRODUCTS TO HELP REPEL LICE:  Studies have shown that rosemary, tea tree, peppermint and citronella are fragrances that lice do not like the smell of.  Rosemary Repel® Hair Care is infused with these organic herbs as well as jojoba, aloe and vitamins to deep clean, conditioner AND help prevent lice. Used daily, products such as these can give parents much needed peace of mind.  BONUS:  Rosemary Repel is nut, soy, dairy and gluten free.

As Risa says, lice can happen to anyone and parents need to be prepared.  The Rosemary Repel Leave-in Conditioning Spray is parents #1 defense against head lice.  Spray each morning before school, daycare or camp and you are adding a great layer of the repelling fragrances.  It smells great and helps detangle, too!


Naturally caring for families since 1999, Fairy Tales Hair Care produces an assortment of premium-quality, non-toxic hair care products and bug repellents for children.  Dedicated to maintaining the health of every family member, the company’s formulas are made with the best organic herbs and essential oils and are nut-, soy, dairy- and gluten-free.  The brand’s Rosemary Repel collection is the U.S. leader in natural lice prevention products.  Headquartered in Passaic, New Jersey, Fairy Tales Hair Care products are available in fine salons, ULTA, Bed, Bath & Beyond, CVS drug stores and specialty chains nationwide including select TARGETs. For more information, visit www.fairytaleshaircare.com.

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