Once a friend or classmate becomes infested, keeping kids free from lice can be an act of stealth avoidance. For parents that stick with all natural bath products, Fairy Tales' organic lice prevention products may be just what the doctor ordered. The paraben and SLS-free Rosemary Repel Shampoo ($11) uses organic rosemary, citronella, tea tree, anise, lavender, and geranium oils to keep lice from latching onto the hair shaft, while simultaneously keeping hair clean and smelling fresh.
It hasn't reached epidemic proportions (yet), but lice are a growing problem in our nation's schools. The battle against the lil bugs shows no sign of slowing down as parents and school administrators continue to find larva and shells on kids' scalps. Though most places of education still require tots to stay home if they are infested, the American Academy of Pediatrics claims the bugs are little more than a nuisance, providing no health hazard, and thus seeing no reason to keep kids out of class if they have the nits.