• Summer is a time for Lice Prevention!

    Lice-removal-SeattleWaa Hoo! Kids everywhere are jumping for joy – school’s out for the summer and it’s time for fun to begin!

    Many parents think that once school is over – head lice goes away. Well, that’s just not the case. Lice is a year-round problem and if preventative measures aren’t taken, lice will make an appearance in homes all over the Pacific Northwest.

    Summer is a time to be care-free. It’s a time for vacations and summer camp – not wondering if you have head lice or panicking if you get it. That being said, we have one task for parents this summer: As you put sunscreen on your kids skin to prevent sun burns, spray a lice prevention spray on their hair to ensure that your kids remain lice free while at camp.

    As always, the usual lice prevention tips always apply –

    1. NEVER share hair accessories or hats, helmets, sweatshirts, towels, etc. (This one is particularly important if you send your kids to a baseball, football or horseback riding camp!)
    2. Children should not hang towels or bags next to each other or place them in piles.
    3. Have kids wear long hair in braids or ponytails and boys should keep their hair short.
    4. Once a Week, Take a Peek. Spend 5 minutes, once a week, to check your child for head lice. All it takes is a quick comb of the hair to prevent a problem that could spread to your family and friends.

    To help foster a proactive approach to lice prevention we’re offering a great deal for parents! Head to any Lice Knowing You clinic and have your child’s head checked before they head off to camp. While at the clinic, purchase a Camp Prevention Pak filled with some great prevention items that will last all summer long. Then, when summer is over, head back to Lice Knowing You for a FREE lice check.

    Let’s stay ahead of the game and stop lice in their tracks before they start making a home on your head!

    We hope you have a happy, safe and lice-free summer!

     

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  • Have A Wonderful, Hopefully Lice-Free, Summer!

    Seattle-Lice-RemovalRecently a client welcomed family friends from another state into her home. These family friends had recently treated their daughter for lice but the mother had not been checked and did not care to use our services at Lice Knowing You. The friend stated that her daughter gets lice a few times a year – they get rid of it and move on. It’s not a big deal – it’s just another thing to deal with.

    “Lice is just something we deal with”

    This is unfortunately a very common phrase among many preschools, some schools and many families. Let me tell you – Lice isn’t something to just “deal with”. It’s a problem and can become an epidemic if not treated and/or prevented.

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – lice is the second most common childhood affliction next to the common cold. 1 in 4 children in our country will have lice at some point during their school years. Lice can cause stress, parents have to miss work, kids miss school and, in some cases, lice can cause sores and bleeding on an infested scalp.

    So I ask you — How is lice not a big deal?

    Moving into the summer months – as children go away to camp, head to play-dates where they’re playing dress-up or sharing helmets – I urge you to help educate your friends, family and even your children about lice.  Teach your kids not to share helmets, hats or brushes.  If you’re sending your child to camp – make sure that they put their long hair in a pony tail or a braid. Don’t share pillows – and if kids are at a sleepover – keep hair up and away from other friends’ heads.

    And as always, if you can – use some sort of lice prevention spray, shampoo and/or conditioner on the hair.

    Lice Knowing You isn’t just a clinic or a place where you can buy head lice detection, removal and prevention products – it’s a company that cares about keeping the families in our community healthy and lice free for generations to come.

    Have a wonderful, hopefully lice-free, summer!

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  • Just what is in our products?

    Many people ask us what makes our products so special and unique. Besides the years of research and formulation that went into creating the Lice Knowing You© brand – the products work. When used correctly, Lice Knowing You© products have a 100% success rate at treating and preventing head lice.

    We can about keeping your family lice free in a safe and healthy way. All of our products are natural, organic and pesticide free. They contain NO sulfates or parabans.

    They DO contain a blend of essential oils proven to defend lice and other insects from your hair and skin – guaranteed to keep your hair silky smooth, smelling good and lice-free!

     * Rosemary Oil: Rosemary Oil has many different health benefits. Not only is it a great insect/lice repellent but also it’s great for strengthening hair follicles and stimulating hair growth!

    * Neem Oil: Neem extracts have certain qualities that get in the way of a parasites ability to feed. It also prevents eggs from hatching – stopping lice before they start.

     * Lemongrass Oil: Lemongrass Oil is commonly used as an insect repellent and is known to keep bugs away for hours at a time.

     * Eucalyptus Oil: Eucalyptus Oil can be used as an insect repellent and for the relief of insect bites and head lice infestations.

     *Tea Tree/Lavender/Peppermint Oil: These three oils are commonly used as insect and lice repellents because lice are deterred by the smell of the oils.

     These oils combined with other key ingredients are what make the Lice Knowing You© product line so successful at treating and preventing head lice infestations.

    As summer approaches – and kids are prone to sharing helmets and other toys, keep lice at bay by taking preventative measures and using a Lice Knowing You© detangler and environmental spray on your hair and your stuff. Give lice the brush off with Lice Knowing You© prevention products!

     

     

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  • Tips on Lice Prevention for the Warmer Months

    The air is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and the sun is shining brighter…what does all of this mean? Kids are playing outside, riding bikes and scooters, playing baseball – and sharing helmets and other sports accessories. Which also means – the spread of lice through your community. Begin preventative measures now to ensure that you remain lice free all summer long.

    At Lice Knowing You© – we tell our clients to do weekly lice checks – OR – once a week, take a peek. Wet the hair with a detangler, grab a Terminator lice comb and do a quick comb through of the hair to see if you find any bugs crawling around or nits sticking to a hair shaft. With weekly checks, if bugs are found, chances are it will be a minor infestation and able to be treated with minimal time and cost.

    Encourage children NOT to share helmets, hats, sleeping bags, costumes, hair accessories, etc.

    At camp and during play-dates, keep long hair in ponytails and if possible, spray the hair with a prevention detangler – like the Lice Knowing You© Detangler and Conditioning Spray.

     

    All it takes is one bug to start a head lice infestation –

    Stop it before it starts biting you!

    Here’s to a WARM, safe, healthy and lice-free summer!

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  • Head Lice Removal Is Fun!

    One of the more common questions that we are asked when people come into our salon is “what makes a person want to pick lice for a living?”  It’s an interesting question and when given the opportunity to think about the job and the good work that we do, many of our technicians take a step back and realize that head lice removal isn’t all that bad of a job to have. While many people might associate “head lice technician” as a bad job — we actually find it quite a bit rewarding!

    Head lice removal is fun! Yes we know it’s hard to believe, but the reality is, we get to meet and chat with so many different and interesting people. While these people have visited our salons for unfortunate reasons — they are happy to be with us, chat with us and while we take the stress out of lice. When people visit a Lice Knowing You© salon, they typically leave happy and stress free and that makes us feel great!

    We all know that there is a little bit of a “yuck” factor involved with lice removal but did you ever think how cool the the “yuck” factor really is? As technicians, we’re really  mini scientists’ and entomologists’ all wrapped up into one.  Sometimes the most severe head lice cases, while very intense, are the most fulfilling to work on. We get to see all ages and stages of bugs, hundreds of eggs and we welcome the challenge of full lice and nit removal in only one treatment.  Within 1-2 hours of working on severe lice cases we realize that we have made a “life –changing experience” for our clients! We give our clients their normal back — with the stress of lice behind them.

    That being said, our lice technicians are so much more than just nitpickers.
    Lice Knowing You© technicians provide clients with a support system.  Did you know that having head lice can create severe anxiety and depression in many people?  It’s the job of Lice Knowing You© technicians to talk our patients down off their ledge and help them put their head lice infestation into perspective, making them realize that there are many worse things in the world.

    Lice Knowing You© technicians are teachers.  It is a technician’s job to educate our clients about head lice and how to treat and prevent them in the future.

    And finally, as mentioned above, Lice Knowing You© technicians are scientists and entomologists.  We get to study the bugs, observe them under microscopes, collect them as specimens for participation in university studies.

    A head lice technician is many jobs wrapped into one.  If you can think outside the box and realize that it is not all about the bugs, then you can see that a head lice technician is a valuable and much needed profession—one that many people couldn’t live without.

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  • Our lice technicians are so much more than just nitpickers!

    One of the more common questions that we are asked when people come into our salon is “what makes a person want to pick lice for a living?”  It’s an interesting question and when given the opportunity to think about the job and the good work that we do, many of our technicians take a step back and realize that head lice removal isn’t all that bad of a job to have. While many people might associate “head lice technician” as a bad job — we actually find it quite a bit rewarding!

    Head lice removal is fun! Yes we know it’s hard to believe, but the reality is, we get to meet and chat with so many different and interesting people. While these people have visited our salons for unfortunate reasons — they are happy to be with us, chat with us and while we take the stress out of lice. When people visit a Lice Knowing You© salon, they typically leave happy and stress free and that makes us feel great!

    We all know that there is a little bit of a “yuck” factor involved with lice removal but did you ever think how cool the the “yuck” factor really is? As technicians, we’re really  mini scientists’ and entomologists’ all wrapped up into one.  Sometimes the most severe head lice cases, while very intense, are the most fulfilling to work on. We get to see all ages and stages of bugs, hundreds of eggs and we welcome the challenge of full lice and nit removal in only one treatment.  Within 1-2 hours of working on severe lice cases we realize that we have made a “life –changing experience” for our clients! We give our clients their normal back — with the stress of lice behind them.

    That being said, our lice technicians are so much more than just nitpickers.
    Lice Knowing You© technicians provide clients with a support system.  Did you know that having head lice can create severe anxiety and depression in many people?  It’s the job of Lice Knowing You© technicians to talk our patients down off their ledge and help them put their head lice infestation into perspective, making them realize that there are many worse things in the world.

    Lice Knowing You© technicians are teachers.  It is a technician’s job to educate our clients about head lice and how to treat and prevent them in the future.

    And finally, as mentioned above, Lice Knowing You© technicians are scientists and entomologists.  We get to study the bugs, observe them under microscopes, collect them as specimens for participation in university studies.

    A head lice technician is many jobs wrapped into one.  If you can think outside the box and realize that it is not all about the bugs, then you can see that a head lice technician is a valuable and much needed profession—one that many people couldn’t live without.

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  • Cold Weather is Here, Keep Lice Away!

    Fall is officially here. The leaves are turning color and there’s a chill in the air. And with that….comes the beginning of flu season. Parents are quick to protect their kids from getting the flu with flu shots and nasal sprays. But why don’t parents make the same effort to protect their child from lice? Studies have shown that if lice goes undetected for a period of time, sores can develop on a child’s head from lice bites. If untreated, these sores can get infected and cause bacterial infections. In addition, lice can be very distracting to a child. If a child has lice, a constant itching and tickling feeling can cause sleep disruptions, lack of concentration in school and can, as you know, spread to his/her friends. So, as you get your child prepared for flu season — now is the time to also take preventative measures and protect your child from lice.

    The first step, check your child for lice with a wet-head lice check. Once free and clean, make sure that your child doesn’t share hats, jackets or hoodies on the playground at school, at the neighborhood park or even at a friends house. If your child has long hair — keep it up in a pony-tail. And finally, if you can, use Seattle Lice Preventative hair care products. While they are not 100% effective, studies have shown that the use of lice prevention products on the hair gives kids a 98% chance of being lice free.

    As always, once a week, take a peek. Make sure that you continue your wet head lice checks every week to ensure a lice free head and home.

    If you are unsure on how to perform a wet head lice check, please feel free to give Lice Knowing You© a call at 877.670.LICE for some advice. Or, you can purchase a how-to video and a lice detection kit with all of the information you will need to get you on your way.

    ~Happy Fall

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  • Preventing lice in the the New School Year

    Just in time for back-to-school, Lice Knowing You© is offering FREE wet-head lice checks, by appointment only, at select salons in the pacific northwest region. Beginning Saturday, September 8 and every Saturday throughout the month of September, families can visit the Mercer Island, Wallingford or Beaverton, OR Lice Knowing You© salons from 9am – 11am to receive a free-Wet head Lice Check and valuable information on how to prevent and detect lice in the future. * Customers will also be able to take advantage of product discounts on lice prevention products for the hair and home.

    “September is lice awareness month and what better way to celebrate then to offer the community the tools and instructions needed to get ahead of a lice outbreak. That being said, wet-head lice checks are the only effective way to determine if someone has head lice,” says Nancy Gordon, owner of Lice Knowing You©.

    “Studies have proven that wet-head lice checks are 95% accurate in determining a head lice infestation vs. only 29% accurate on a visual, spot check. That is why we believe that wet-head lice checks are the only way to go.”

    Gordon suggests that families perform weekly wet head lice checks. Customers that come in for a free lice check will be instructed, if interested, on how to do their own wet-head lice checks at home.

    Regardless, Gordon tells families to follow some simple rules to help prevent lice. “Bottom line, never share hair accessories or hats, helmets, sweatshirts, etc. Children should not hang coats next to each other or place coats in piles. If possible, have children wear long hair in braids or pony-tails and boys should keep their hair short.”

    As always, head to head contact is the most common way head lice are passed. Lice Knowing You© recommends using lice prevention products on the hair and on your stuff. While studies indicate they aren’t guaranteed to stop lice from making a home on the head, they are 98% effective in keeping lice away because of their high percentage of essential oils. Lice typically do not like the smell of certain oils, like the ones used in Lice Knowing You© products, and are typically deterred from going near hair and/or stuff with essential oil fragrances.

    So, what are you waiting for? Stop lice in their tracks and head to a local Lice Knowing You© Salon for products and a lice check! Free wet head lice checks are by appointment only and will take place on Saturday, September 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 9am – 11am at the Mercer Island (9725 SE 36th Street * Seattle), Wallingford (4444 Woodland Park Ave N, #214 * Seattle) and Beaverton (8225 SW Cirrus Dr * Beaverton) Lice Knowing You© locations. To make an appointment for a Lice Check or treatment, please call 877.670.LICE (5423).

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  • Lice Removal in Seattle

    Did you know that 1 in 4 elementary school kids get lice every year? Lice don’t care whether you live in a cabin or a castle. Lice don’t jump and they don’t fly. Lice move from head to head and will make any person’s head into a new home.

    Lice Knowing You© understands lice. We have been treating clients with our natural, non-toxic products for many years and now we are giving you the tools to do your own treatments at home with the the proven Lice Knowing You© Knock-Out Lice Removal System. By using our chemical and pesticide free products, you can get rid of lice quickly and effectively while feeling good about what you are using on your family’s hair. Commercial lice removal products may be easy to buy but studies have found that lice are becoming resistant to these products. In addition, over-the-counter products typically use harsh chemicals that can be rough on the hair and scalp, they are often toxic and can become quite expensive with repeated use.

    At the first sighting of possible nits or lice, skip the expensive, potentially dangerous store bought products and visit us at LiceKnowingYou.com. We can show you how to handle the problem with ease, while feeling good knowing that our products are chemical and pesticide free and safe to use on children and adults of any age.

    The Lice Knowing You© Knock-Out Lice Removal System contains the tools that you will need to remove head lice for two to three people for an entire seven-day protocol. In addition, we will teach you how to effectively remove lice from the hair with bi-lingual step-by-step instructions in written and video form. Have questions during your removal process? No problem? Contact Us now and we’ll be happy to answer whatever question you may have about your head lice removal. The Lice Knowing You© Knock-Out Lice Removal System is a great value for the peace of mind you will have knowing that your head lice are gone and gone for good using products that are chemical free and non-toxic.

    Visit us at LiceKnowingYou.com   – We care about getting you and your family lice free in a safe and healthy way.

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  • We’ve Got Lice: What’s Next?

    When you get a letter from your child’s daycare or school that lice have been found it can certainly bring on a feeling of panic. There may be a time when you discover lice on yourself or another family member at home, and this is just as upsetting. So, you know you have lice, and your question is “What do I do now?”

    The first step is to get rid of those lice, fast! Unfortunately, there many over the counter and prescription products that don’t work, or work halfway but aren’t successful at a full eradication of lice. Some products are even dangerous, and can cause problems like skin redness, swelling, itchy skin, and respiratory issues. Some studies have linked them to autism and different types of cancers. Many of the products that have been identified as ineffective Lice Treatments or potentially dangerous include the over the counter products with permethrin/pyrethin, the highly toxic prescription Lindane, Malathion, Benzyl Alcohol, or Vaseline/Olive Oil/Cetaphil treatments. Regardless of which treatment you choose, and we hope you choose a safe one, manual removal of all lice and nits is critical to insure that your head lice will be gone for good.

    Lice Knowing You© offers a three part Lice Removal system that knocks the lice completely out of your life — hence the name of the products: “Knock-Out!” This system was specially formulated to dissolve nit glue to ease removal and also helps kill the lice and the eggs. The products in the system are natural and organic and never contain pesticides or other harmful chemicals. They are enzyme and essential oil based and have been clinical proven to help remove head lice and their eggs. This system for lice removal is 100 percent proven safe to use for any age. This system includes the Knock-Out Serum, Knock-Out Mousse, and the Knock-Out Terminator Lice Comb, a magnifying glass as well as video and written instructions in both Spanish and English that walk you through the entire lice removal process. Also included are directions on what you need to be doing at home and how to prevent lice in the future.

    Lice Prevention Products

    Once you know that lice has been a problem, the purchase of a quality lice repelling product is a smart way to prevent it from happening again. Products like the shampoo and conditioner by Lice Knowing You©, can be used daily and are formulated to defend hair from lice and other insects. This line also features a detangler and conditioning spray and a hair gel, so you can get all of your hair care needs met by a single line of lice-protection products.

    Other good options for lice repelling products by Lice Knowing You© include the School and Play plus Hair Wipe Aways as well as our School and Play Spray. These products are ideal for on the go lice protection and are great for shared items, back of backpacks, inside of hoodies, travel, sports helmets, etc.

    Once you’ve discovered lice, you don’t have to live with them: Use the proven lice removal and repelling products to make sure those nasty nits are gone for good! Contact us now (877) 670-LICE.

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