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Fairy Tales Hair Care

August 14, 2013 10:13 ET

Back-to-School Is Head Lice Season…Parents Be Prepared

Weekly Head Checks Can Minimize an Outbreak

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 14, 2013) - Parents need not fear the dreadful note home from school announcing an outbreak of head lice anymore. With a little bit of prevention, parents can avoid a full blown lice outbreak.

A recent survey by Fairy Tales Hair Care found that while 93% of parents teach their children the basic prevention tips such as not sharing hats, helmets, brushes and combs, only 56% of parents do a weekly head check.

Studies have shown that a pro-active check for lice and their eggs in "hot spots" can help to minimize a lice outbreak. Lice lay eggs (nits) in warm, moist areas around the head. These include behind ears, nape of the neck and at the part lines. By checking these areas with a metal comb designed to remove nits, parents can stay ahead of an outbreak. Lice expert and founder of Fairy Tales Hair Care Risa Barash, recommends the Fairy Tales Terminator Comb as the stainless steel, micro-grooved teeth are gentle on the scalp and catch the smallest of nits. 

To assist parents, Fairy Tales Hair Care, makers of the bestselling Rosemary Repel lice prevention products, created a short video showing where to look, how to spot a louse or a nit and easy tips to learn the best method for combing during an outbreak. This video and additional tips on lice prevention and removal using chemical free products such as Rosemary Repel and Lice Good-Bye, visit and join the conversation at and on twitter @fairytaleshaircare.


Naturally caring for families since 1999, Fairy Tales Hair Care produces an assortment of professional, premium-quality, non-toxic hair care products and bug repellents for children. Dedicated to maintaining the health of every family member, the company's formulas are made with the best organic herbs and essential oils and are nut-, soy-, dairy- and gluten-free. The brand's Rosemary Repel collection is the U.S. leader in natural lice prevention products. Headquartered in Passaic, New Jersey, Fairy Tales Hair Care products are available in fine salons, Ulta Stores, and wherever professional hair care is sold. For more information, visit

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