Eight down, fifty six to go.
Eight school terms down, with a further fifty six school terms to go, that is.
Olivia started school in term one of 2009.
Lexie will finish school in term four of 2025.
That is 64 terms in total, of children, and hair, and the potential for nits at school.
(I am hoping that the likelihood of nits diminishes at high school? Please tell me that this is true?!)
Anyway, my girls have long thick lovely hair. If I was a nit, I would love to live on the head of Olivia or Lexie.
So far, touch wood, we have remained uninfected.
I use a preventative method every single day.
In a huge spray bottle, I mix the following -
1 x bottle of spray detangler
1 x bottle of leave in spray conditioner
25ml Bosisto's tea tree oil
Topped up with water, shake before use.
I spray the girls hair with this every morning as I deal with their hair for school and kindy. It gets all the knots and tangles out from their sleepy bed heads. It makes brushing easy. It makes pulling it back or plaiting their hair very simple and manageable. It leaves a conditioning coating on their hair that makes it impossible for nits to cling onto. And the tea tree oil is a natural deterrent. It smells clean and the girls have no problem with using the spray.
Charlie, my son, however, does not have long hair, nor can I get away with spraying him. He gets cranky.
But I have found a brilliant alternative for him and his nit prevention!
Instead of the above solution, I use the Bosisto's Tea Tree Spray. It's 100% pure Tea Tree Oil, in a convenient spray can.
(Apparently there are 500 squirts per can. At $12.95 per can from this is brilliant value, as it lasts for ages. You can buy it from the medicinal aisle at the supermarket, or from your local pharmacy.)
I spray his school hat and I spray around the collar of his uniform. He doesn't even know I have sprayed...
As I said, eight school terms down, no nits as yet. It's my insurance policy.
The Bosisto's Tea Tree Spray has a multitude of other uses too -
Bosisto’s Picnic pack RRP $120
• 2 x person picnic backpack set
• Bosisto’s Tea Tree Oil 50mL
• Bosisto’s Tea Tree Spray
• Bosisto’s Tea Tree Handy Hints brochure
If you would like to win this, all you need to do is make sure you are following me, and leave me a comment, telling me what else you would use the Bosisto's Tea Tree Spray for in your household. Or tell me a horror story involving nits...either way, I'll pick the most original or the most gross!
Winner will be picked chosen after midnight Thursday Feb 3rd.
Open to Australian residents only.
This review post and giveaway is completed in partnership with Bosistos - they did not pay me, but they did send me items to trial.