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Monday 9 September 2013

Review - Hedrin Protect & Go

I have to say that I dread head lice coming into our house. It is such a major pain in the bum to have to try and comb them all out of the girls hair, this is when I would not mind them being a bit more tomboyish and having short hair. Then you have the added problem that because we are a cuddly family I sometimes end up with them too!

In his first few years at school JJ managed to avoid catching head lice at all, that was the joy of having a boy who was not into close up games and had very short hair but within a short time of the girls starting they were both home with heads fully infected and then I found JJ and I had it too and all whilst we were away on holiday, just what we needed.

I have come to accept that the girls will probably come home with head lice at these once an academic year, in the past I have found that whatever I do they tend to still catch them as someone in the class will have them and you can bet your life my girls will have been cosying up with them!

My hope is that this year will be different, we have been sent a bottle of Hedrin Protect and Go to trial. Basically I need to use this spray at least twice a week or after every wash if I fancy) on the kids hair and it is clinically proven to break the life cycle and kill off the head lice before an infection can be established. Sounds good doesn't it and as Hedrin is a brand I trust and have used before I'll happily give this a go.

The spray is particularly good for times when infection might be a problem such as the beginning of school term (yes we have been using it for 2 or 3 weeks now in readiness!), sleepover parties and following an 'outbreak' letter being sent home from school.

I have to say I like the scent of the spray, it is mango and orange and has conditioning properties, the girls just think it is their new detangler. The bottle is large and looks as if it will last quite some time, it is easy to spray and has a lock on the spray too. After use (on wet or dry hair) the girls hair looks nice and shiny but not greasy, which is another plus point,

Priced from £4.29 for 120ml, Hedrin Protect & Go is available from Boots, pharmacies and leading retailers nationwide.  It is skin friendly and contains no known asthma triggers.  You can find more information at www.hedrin.co.uk  or like 'Once a Week, Take a Peek on facebook.

Disclosure: We received a bottle of Hedrin Protect and Go for the purposes of this review. I have not been instrcted what to write and I remain honest.

1 comment:

  1. Oh you are so so lucky! I'm in East Anglia UK and here the lice have become so legion,its more a case of when do my children NOT have them. Generally they are fine over the holidays, although of course they are playing with other children. I've given up completely on.any products, they are a complete waste of money, as the lice will be back there by the next day. This is despite the school begging parents to all treat their children at the same time, but it seems so many can't be arsed. From twice weekly combing with specialist comb and conditioner, its gone to daily just with really fine comb to try and eliminate anything that has gone on their heads the day before. We are still doing conditioner and comb twice weekly, the comb is designed to pull off the unhatched eggs but I doubt its 100% effective as they are superglued to the hair at that stage and the hair will break before you can pull them off!
    Good luck with it, I hope it stays as minimal as you say. Really, its a total.nightmare and the children dislike that comb. My eldest who has semi afro hair is now combing it himself, my daughter gets them less, perhaps because her hair is tied up, but rhat doesn't stop me getting them. Worst of all is the youngest boy, who is six. its so sad to be backing off from.cuddling your own children, its not even concious anymore. Really, you are so lucky!


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