When I first heard about Fairy Tales Hair Care, a natural hair care line made for kids that uses natural ingredients to repel and remove lice, I knew I had to try it. This year for the first time I have two of my kids in the elementary school in town. This means double the risk for head lice exposure.
Created in 1999, Fairy Tales Hair Care is the worldwide leader in lice prevention! Rosemary Repel products are infused with organic oils of rosemary, citronella, tea tree, lavender, anise, cinnamon, peppermint and geranium to create a barrier of protection on the hair to keep styles in and lice out. Vitamins A, E, jojoba, aloe and panthenol are added to make hair silky soft, manageable and protected from head lice and other insects. Perfect for everyday use. SLS and paraben free, too.
Directions: Shampoo and Crème Condition every few days, remember, lice like clean hair, not dirty! Use the Rosemary Repel Leave-in Conditioning Spray EACH morning before school, camp or daycare. Spray the back of the neck, behind ears and tops of shoulders. Then, use the Spray & Shield just like a finishing hair spray and put the final “seal” on the hair shaft – creating a perfect barrier of protection. Keeps hair in place all day long.
I HAD lice as a child, and I remember, not fondly, the process of washing with nasty smelling shampoo, the combing, combing, combing process, and my mom doing I don’t know what to my beloved stuffed animals and bedding. I felt dirty and gross, even though it wasn’t my fault.
The Fairy Tales products do smell more earthly than other children’s hair care products, but its a pleasant smell. One thing I immediately noticed when I opened the bottles to smell it was that it isn’t GIRLIE- which as much as I love girlie scents, I do have a 4 year old son who would like to NOT smell like a fruit whatever when he gets out of the bath or shower. He in particular is overjoyed at the Fairy Tales line because the packaging isn’t girlie and the scent is more neutral.
I am 100% sure we will be replenishing our supply of Fairy Tales when our review samples are gone- and I will continue to recommend this entire line to every parent I know. Its natural, its safe and its effective (I’ve read and searched for reviews online and on their site and haven’t seen much if any postings that say otherwise). I will always choose a natural product when I can, both for my family and for myself, and with the memories of MY lice experience as a 2nd grader in Mrs. Crilly’s class…I will always choose Fairy Tales to help my kids’ hair be safe from lice.
The Fairy Tales website isn’t just a place to shop for their product and learn about it- although you can learn about their ingredients and formulas. You can also find photos of nits and lice, check out instructional videos on how the products work, and more. There’s some wonderful references for parents and great information about how and why natural products can protect your child’s hair from lice. Definitely worth bookmarking even if you don’t end up shopping!! They do also have an app (a FREE app, I may add) so you can track lice outbreaks in your area (we can all hope to never NEED to use that app!)
My kids have been using Fairy Tales since about a week before school began. None of them has complained that they don’t like the smell- which is good…my son has been requesting more and more often to have “guys” stuff instead of kids’ (which I think he equivocates with girlie) that doesn’t smell like fruit or have sparkles!
I received samples of this product to facilitate my review through my affiliation with Team Mom. Opinions are my own.