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Home remedy to overly greasy hair

Is your hair overly greasy or oily?
Have you tried every shampoo or treatment to restore your hairs body & shine?

 

If you have answered yes to either question then you might need a clarifying shampoo.

Frequent use of silicone, mousse, hair sprays or gel-based products may cause a build-up of oil in the hair. This may result in the hair being greasy and dull. Women who use these products on a day to day basis may need to use a clarifying shampoo weekly or even twice a week in order to remove the excess oil.

A clarifying shampoo is a shampoo designed to remove excess oil or hair products from the hair. It dries out the hair, helping to clean and restore the natural shine and volume to the hair. But it is not always necessary to buy a clarifying shampoo. You can create your own clarifying shampoo in the comfort of your own home, with ingredients you probably already have, like baking soda and vinegar, which are commonly used as natural clarifying agents.

 

Baking Soda

Washing your hair with baking soda is a cheap and easy method of clarifying your hair. Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with just enough water to turn it into a paste and rub it into your hair. Leave it in for 2 minutes and then rinse well. This should remove excess oil.

 

Vinegar

Vinegar helps clean the hair, removing any grime or oil from the hair. Mix 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water and use as a final rinse in the shower. The smell should dissipate as your hair dries. For best results, it is suggested that you wash your hair with baking soda and then rinsing it with vinegar.

However, it is important to note that clarifying your hair too frequently may remove your natural oils and dry out your hair. Too much of a good thing, right?

 

Back to school: Protect your children from lice infestations

ARE YOU SCARED OF YOUR KIDS GETTING HEAD LICE?

 

ARE YOU NERVOUS ABOUT THEM RETURNING TO SCHOOL?

 

During the first few weeks of school, there is a sudden increase in lice infestations. This occurs for two main reasons; the influx of children and the summer climate.

 

After Christmas holiday’s children are excited to get back to school and play with their friends. They run around, play outside and hug each other repeatedly. This increases the risk of lice infestations.back to school

 

Influx of children

Lice infestations mainly affect pre-primary and primary school children, as they tend to have more head-to-head contact,

and play more closely than older kids. This high level of head-to-head contact increases lice transmission and the prevalence of infestations.

 

Climate

Lice infestations can occur throughout the year but are extremely prevalent during summer. Lice prefer the humid climate to the winter cold weather. They live in the moist, damp areas of the hair, like the area behind the ears and/or neck. During summer we are more likely to sweat in these areas, making these areas the perfect habitat for lice.

 

 

In order to protect your children from infestations this January we have provided some helpful tips:

 

Instruct your children to avoid sharing hats, scarves, pillows, hair brushes, helmets, or any item of clothing that could possibly transfer lice.

 

Check your child’s head for lice on a weekly basis. Look in the crown of the hair, behind the ears and the nape of the neck. Especially after spending time with friends or sleepovers.

 

For young girls, tie their hair in a bun or braid. This prevents hair from dangling and potentially coming into contact with other children’s hair.

 

When checking for a lice infestation, it is easier to check wet hair. It is important to check the hair clump by clump. This will ensure that no lice remain hidden.

 

Use a daily prevention spray to repel lice and prevent future lice infestations.

 

 

Paranix Repellent spray

 

Paranix Repellent Spray

It not only provides 24 hour protection against infestations, but also helps repel lice that are currently infesting your child’s hair.

 

Paranix Repellent spray is an easy to use, non-greasy spray that is clinically proven to protect your children against lice infestations.

Spray the repellent on hair daily to avoid an infestation. The plant extract; IR3535 naturally repels the lice, preventing lice infestations.  It does not make the hair greasy and is safe for daily use. It is suitable for children from 12 months old.

It is important to spray on damp hair and allow it to dry naturally. Ensure that you spray on the roots, behind the ears and in the nape of the neck to ensure effective protection. 

 

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Lice infestations in the schools

Nursery and primary schools are constantly plagued by lice infestations.The infestation starts with one person but by the time you receive that letter notifying you of an infestation, the lice have spread.

It is important to understand how the lice spread in order to prevent infestations.

How do my children get head lice?

 

Head lice spread through direcLicet contact with the hair of person with head lice. Girls are more likely to be infected than boys, due to their long hair and their frequency of head to head contact.

Head lice can also spread through indirect contact with inanimate objects and personal belongings. Although this transmission is possible, it is quite uncommon. Head lice are adapted for clutching to human hair and not objects. Their singular claw will have difficulty attaching to smooth or slippery surfaces like plastic, metal, or polished synthetic leathers.

In addition, head lice are only able to survive 2 days out of the hair, as they lose their habitat and source of food. This proves that transmission mostly occurs through head to head contact.

 

Can children pick up head lice while swimming?

 

There is some evidence to show that head lice can survive under water but it is highly unlikely that lice will be transferred this way. However, if the child already has a lice infestation, the lice are likely to survive. They hold tightly onto the hair and do not let go when submerged under water. In addition to this, the chlorine used in swimming pools does not kill the head lice.

How do I prevent lice infestations?

 

Even though indirect transmission is rare, it is important that children do not share hats, scarves, beanies or hair brushes. Paranix Repellent spray should be used to actively prevent a lice infestation.

Paranix Repellent spray is an easy to use, leave in spray that is clinically proven to protect your children against lice infestations.

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Paranix Repellent Spray

 

Paranix Repellent provides 24 hour protection against an infestation.

 

Paranix Repellent contains a natural plant extract; IR3535 that naturally repels the lice.
It is safe for daily use and does not leave the hair greasy
It has a pleasant citrus fragrance,

 

References:
  1. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA