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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Back to School Nit Free

Now the kids are back at school it's always a worry that one of them will come home with Head Lice. We've been very lucky up until now, in the last 8 years that I've had a child at School or Pre-school we have only ever had an infestation once. Unfortunately it happened at the worse possible time - Christmas Eve at around 3pm just as I was brushing Hanna's hair to go to a friends house for pre Carols by Candlelight drinks! The shops were closed and I didn't have any nit shampoo in the house. My friend suggested that I smother her hair in conditioner and comb it through section by section with a fine toothed comb, so whilst everyone was enjoying a glass of Mulled wine and a mince pie I was combing nits out of my daughters hair upstairs! It wasn't how I had hoped to be spending my Christmas Eve and every day afterwards for 2 weeks. I became obsessed with my own hair too, combing it with the fine tooth comb every day inspecting for nits - thankfully I never found any.

When we were contacted by and asked if we wanted to review Linicin Prevent Spray I jumped at the chance. The Prevent spray is in a simple to use pump action bottle and is mild and colourless with a very pleasant scent and doesn't contain any pesticides. You just need to spray over the entire head of hair daily which makes the hair 'invisible' to head lice for up to 7 hours.

It is recommended that the spray is applied daily and after swimming, showering or extensive brushing and is suitable for children 2 years and above.

I can't comment on the effectiveness of the spray as I have only been using it for a few days and as far as I know there are no head lice doing their rounds at school or Pre-school at the moment. Fingers crossed that this will keep the lice away if there is ever a break out though.


Linicin Prevent Spray can be purchased from Independant pharmacies and online at


  1. OH, the title of your post was enough to bring me out in a cold sweat. The first time my daughters had nits, we were just about to go on holiday with the in-laws (teachers, thankfully, so completely unfazed by the event) and my eldest had just recovered from chicken pox but still had flaky scabs on her head - so you can imagine, the comb through was a particularly unpleasant experience for her. And quite distressing for me! I religiously combed through their hair to check every Sunday night thereafter although admit to it having petered out a little lately. They're 12 and 11 now and haven't had them for years - I don't know if the nits prefer young hair, if my children have developed an immunity or if their heads are touching others less now. I know they're not leaning in to work together as much as at primary school but there's a lot of hugging with friends they haven't seen for an hour (!) so hair contact is still a common occurrence. Good luck with your nit battle!

  2. it's gross isn't it....seeing them (and the thought of them too) makes my skin crawl - I was horrified when I saw them!

  3. I hope I never need that!! xx

  4. you need this if you don't want to get them! Nits are the pits!! x



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