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(This is a sponsored post. But hey, don’t go anywhere. I poured my funny soul into this post. And there is some info here that will be more valuable than therapy if your kid gets lice.) 

You know how some experiences stick with you? Like your first love. Your first car. Your first experience with lice. Yup. That lice thing really stays with you.

I remember when I first got the call. It was my daughter’s school. And I’m like… Wow, they must want to put her in the gifted Kindergarten math program or something.

Then the nurse says, “Your daughter has lice. Come pick her up immediately.”

LICE?! Maybe that’s an acronym for a gifted math program?

Uh… no.

That’s when I got a quick tutorial in combing through hair, picking out nits, vacuuming every inch of my house, bagging up stuffed animals and feeling super itchy all the time.

This was one of my daughter’s getting treated…


That was five years ago and I still have lice paranoia. And now I as write this, my head itches.

I have never and will never consider putting any kind of pesticide products on my children (or myself) – even to treat something as super icky as lice. Because the natural, pesticide free products are just as effective without exposing my family to unhealthy chemicals.

And I just learned about a new one called Vamousse. I know – it sounds french and fancy, right? But it’s actually quite simple.


Vamousse Lice Treatment is a pesticide-free mousse that gets rid of lice and eggs with a single 15-minute application. It kills the lice by dehydration, which is good since many strains of lice have developed resistance to the pesticides anyway.

They also have a pesticide-free daily shampoo (Vamousse Lice Defense) that also kills lice. This defends against an infestation after risk of exposure. You know, when your kid comes home from school and says to you, “I’m so jealous. Ava got to leave school early today because she had lice. She’s so lucky!”

So while you start to hyperventilate, you can be pushing your kid into the shower at the same time!

If you see the first dreaded Signs of Lice (and OMG I hope you don’t), try out Vamousse and tell me what you think.

And in the meantime, remember to keep shouting hysterically to your children as they leave for school… “Don’t try on anyone’s headband! Stop putting on hats you find in the Lost & Found bin! Don’t rub you head on that hairy Chewbacca backpack!!”

Because you know that parental hysteria is a real problem solver. By the way, anyone feel itchy right now?

This post is sponsored by Vamousse. All ideas are my own.

7 Responses to the only really bad four letter word: lice.

  • Carrie says:

    I had used several of the expensive popular brands with the pesticides in it when my daughter got lice at school last year and I couldn’t get rid of it. I was certain I would have to shave her beautiful red hair off which would have been a travesty since she had already lost all of her hair once due to brain surgery and it had just grown back. I used this once and it took care of the problem immediately. I would NEVER EVEN think of using anything else but this product if it happens again. This was definitely a God send to a very grossed out momma!

  • Shelley says:

    I am so glad my kids are past this stage! Makes me itch just thinking about it.
    BTW- where was that treatment for your daughter done? It looks like the cellar or a storage unit. LOL

    • Lisa says:

      Your kids are never past the stage… My daughter in law experienced a whole floor of her college dorm with an outbreak of lice!!

  • Steph says:

    I have lice paranoia after several bouts with my girls. Thanks for the info but hopefully I won’t have to use it:) Recently, my daughter and her friend were in the next room and I heard the friend ask to use our brush. Instinctively, I blurted out “We don’t share brushes.” The friend said to my daughter “yeah, my mom is paranoid about lice too.” Why aren’t the children as grossed out as we are?

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