Wednesday, March 2, 2011
CLOSED!! Zippity Doo's Children's Hair Care Review and Giveaway
Head Lice. The words alone just make me feel itchy and crawly. Nobody wants to get them, and if you have ever had them in your family, you know what a huge pain it is to get rid of them. If you had a way to prevent yourself and your kids from getting those lil' creepers, wouldn't you jump on the chance to find out how? That is exactly what I did when I found out about Zippity Doo's had a whole line of hair care products, especially formulated for kids' use, to prevent head lice. Talk about a dream come true, right! Even if you have never had to deal with head lice, keep reading because this product line is A-mazing!
First off, I'll be completely honest, and yes, it is kind of an embarrassing topic, but Miss Sassy got head lice a few months ago. I had noticed her scratching her head a lot, and for a few days just thought it was from getting her hair done and hairspray because she had recently done a little pageant. When the itching continued, I thought I better check out what was going on. OMG, I saw those little bugs crawling in my baby's hair!! My heart just sank and I got a sick feeling in my stomach. How could this happen?
It was time to suck it up and take care of this problem. We spent hours treating her hair, combing it out, washing bedding, cleaning furniture and toys, and so on. It is a huge amount of work. Combing out her hair, which is down to her lower back, took over 3 hours alone. Can you imagine having to spend that much time on a 3 year old? Not. Fun. We checked the other family members, and luckily everyone was clear. And of course, a week later, we treated her hair again, because that is what the directions said to do.
And then it happened. About another couple of weeks had went by, and she started scratching again. Oh nooooo! Yes, the buggies were back, like we had done nothing at all to get rid of them. All those hours of work were totally wasted. This is when I really began to get upset. I felt horrible for my baby girl having to deal with this problem, and I was so mad at those bugs for not dying.
I really started researching on head lice, and learned about them, and found different ways to treat them. You can find some great info here and also here. We ended up trying lots of different ways to get rid of them, such as olive oil, mayonnaise, and different brands of treatments for head lice. We spent lots more time cleaning and washing everything, including having to bag up all of her stuffed animals and dolls with hair. Finally, after several weeks of this, we finally got them all gone. I am so glad that she is not in school yet, because she would have missed a lot of days.
To this day, we still don't know where the head lice came from or how she got them. I did learn that when they first hatch, that they are microscopic, so if someone has them scratches their head and then touches something that you touch afterwards, you can catch them that way. Scary, huh! Another thing that makes it so hard to get rid of the pests, is they have become resistant to a lot of the over-the-counter treatments. I experienced that first-hand. A couple of the products we used would kill some of them, but as we would look closely, we would find a few that were still alive.
Having to deal with head lice is absolutely one of the worst things our family has ever had to deal with. It was the first time, and hopefully the last. That is where the hair care line from Zippity Doo's comes in to save the day! It is specifically made to use regularly and is for prevention of head lice. It is not a treatment to kill head lice.
We were lucky enough to get to try out the complete line of hair care products. It includes shampoo, conditioner, spray leave-in conditioner detangler, hair gel, and Shield Spray to use on hats, brushes, etc.
All the products contain natural ingredients such as lemongrass, rosemary, tea tree oil, and some others. You use them just as you would any other hair product. I will say that at first, the fragrance is really strong with all the herbal ingredients, but the powerful aroma fades pretty quickly and leaves this wonderful clean, fresh scent. My daughter gets lots of compliments on how good her hair smells all the time. All of the products are pediatrician approved and laboratory tested.
I use all of the products on Miss Sassy on a regular basis. Everyday. Like I said before, having head lice is miserable for all involved, and I hope we never, ever have to do it again. That is why I am sold on all the products from Zippity Doo's. It is all about prevention.
Miss Sassy's hair is really long, so we have normally used spray-in detangler after her wash, anyway, so we just switched out all the old stuff and replaced with the Zippity Doo's products. I love how great the detangler works, and the hair gel smooths out her frizzies, too! The Shield Spray is really great to have to spray on hats, brushes, pillows, etc. Also, if your child is in sports or school activities, it would be perfect to use on helmets, or napping mats even.
I absolutely stand behind the complete line of hair care products from Zippity Doo's and will continue to use them for a long time! I love them!! And I must give them a huge THANKS for letting us try their products out.
You can purchase the products at mass drugstores such as Walgreens, CVS, drugstore.com, Target, and several other places. Be sure to check out their website for stores near you. You can also keep up with them on their Facebook page and on twitter. You can even be sweeties and tell them that you stopped by from right here at Bee Cute!
You know what's even better?? One of you lucky ladies will get the chance to win the whole line of hair care products, too, just like the ones I got!
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