Rapunzel’s Lice Lab

When Sarah first started the Lice Brigade, she knew she could not use the exisiting remedies for head lice treatment. Most of them are not only toxic, but they have also lost much of their effectiveness because lice are becoming increasingly resistant to them. She needed an effective non-toxic way to treat head lice and she knew that this treatment would need to be based on sound science and research.

Sarah’s husband, James Rees, worked as a researcher at the University of Michigan. He used his experience and expertise to help develop an effective treatment. After many hours in the laboratory, Sarah Casello-Rees and James Rees developed the Lice-Sense™ line of head lice treatment and prevention products and the protocol for its use. Lice-Sense™ Extra Strength Lice Killer is shown to kill 100% of lice within 10 minutes. This breakthrough allowed for the early success of Rapunzel’s Lice Boutique and Lice Brigade, but it didn’t stop there.

The early treatments used by Rapunzel’s Lice Boutique and Lice Brigade required follow up visits. This is because there was not yet an effective means to kill the lice eggs. Sarah was aware that a new device was under development that promised to revolutionize head lice treatment. In December of 2010, Rapunzel’s Lice Boutique and Lice Brigade became the exclusive provider of the LouseBuster™ Professional Head Lice Treatment System in Michigan. The LouseBuster™ is a medical device, cleared by the FDA, for the treatment of head lice and it has been shown in clinical studies to kill 99.2% of the lice eggs. This treatment is now the Gold Standard for head lice treatment. With one visit, clients are free of lice. The photo at the top of the page shows the dramatic results of the LouseBuster™ treatment. The shiny object on the left is a louse egg prior to treatment. The dark shriveled object on the right is a louse egg after treatment.