Traditionally there have been three options when it comes to head lice treatment: drugstore DIY lice products; nit-picking, or home remedies recommended by other parents. There are challenges with all three of these lice treatments. First, many drugstore head lice products use pyrethroids to kill live lice which is a class of pesticides. Head lice […]
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For decades, the standard of care for head lice has focused on reactive treatment using pesticide-based products. “Head lice has been associated with poor hygiene or dirty homes and has had mortified parents treating the nuisance in secret, often to no avail,” said Jennifer Killian, General Manager, Rapunzels Lice Boutique with locations in Ann Arbor, […]
Our lice neutralizer is a proprietary blend of polydimethylsiloxane (dimethicone) oils. Chemically and physically it is similar to olive oil, and is considered a “generally regarded as safe” ingredient by the FDA. Dimethicone is a common ingredient in some hair products. It kills the lice by blocking the spiracles, which are pores in the side […]
September is Lice prevention month. Here are some tips from the folks at Rapunzel‘s for keeping those pesky little critters at bay: 1. Keep long hair contained. Braids are best, but buns work well also. Ponytails are less then ideal because hair is still swishing around. If the hair is contained the lice do not […]
Head lice are a common scourge, affecting 6-12 million American children a year. If your child comes home with lice what should you do? Most Americans go to the drug store initially and purchase over the counter products. Unfortunately, because of resistance, these products are no longer as effective as they were 20 years ago. […]
Many people get head lice as kids but then forget about them until they suspect an outbreak on their own children. So what are head lice anyways? The head louse (lice) is a tiny, wingless parasitic insect that lives among human hairs and feeds on tiny amounts of blood drawn from the scalp. Lice are […]
I discovered my daughter had lice on 2/24 as I was sitting in the doctor’s office to have them examine a rash she had developed on the back of her neck and around her ears. As it turns out, the rash was a result of the lice and nits she had contracted. I was given […]
Rapunzel’s performed a record number of head lice treatments in 2013, 600 more then 2012. Rapunzel’s is one of the leading head lice service providers in the world. Because of our experience, the devices and the products we use, you know you will be getting the best possible care available. Of the 3,400 treatments we […]
TOLEDO, Ohio (January, 2014) On Saturday, January 18, from noon until 4:00PM, Rapunzel’s Lice Boutique will be celebrating the opening of their first Ohio salon at 2525 N. Reynolds Road, by offering free head checks to the public. Rapunzel’s presently has three Michigan locations, and owner Sarah Casello-Rees explains that the distance has long been […]
Every year Rapunzel’s sees a spike in head lice cases in January after school resumes, post break. This year is busier then normal with large number of clients coming from Oxford and Macomb MI. In the first two weeks of January Rapunzel’s treated 136 clients. How to prevent acquiring lice: 1. Contain your hair. Those […]
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