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Things No One Warns You About When Headed Back to School

This post was sponsored by Nix® Ultra as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and I received products to facilitate my review. 

back to school 2016 kaila and brooklinI am the mom of three girls, all of which just went back to school. There are many moments over the last ten years where I am often been surprised as a parent. There are so many moments as a parent I wished other moms would have warned me about but no one prepares you for these things.  Let me just start with the warning I wish I would have known, if you have a kiddo going back to school, then you should be aware of head lice.

No one is immune from super lice. No matter how clean your house, nor how impeccable your family’s personal hygiene, super lice happen to ordinary family’s just like ours.  They are resistant to most over-the-counter pesticide treatments, spread like wildfire from head to head.

brooklin back to schoolI had never experienced head lice until one of my children brought it home from school. Only after the fact did I discover she had head lice and just hearing the words super lice totally creeps me out. I wish someone would have given me tips like keeping your child’s hair up and in a braid when they go to school. It’s something we now do every day when I send my girls off to school because just having dealt with lice once is enough for a lifetime. It happens though, especially here in California. I had no idea that head lice was such a problem but the dry climate and optimal survival temperatures make California a great place for these super lice.

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That’s why you need the new Nix® Ultra System to treat lice.  It’s a safe, non-toxic, and pesticide free over-the-counter remedy specially designed to kill both traditional and super lice, and their eggs. NIX Ultra Lice removal Kills Super Lice

Nix® wants to make sure schools, parents and nurses are well prepared as we head back to school. They’ve introduced the Nix® Lice Tracker which will tell you if there’s an outbreak in your area. You can also report an outbreak and alert others in your area. This is a very useful tool and can alert you as a parent when to watch for things like lice.

I wish that someone would have warned me about things to look for and what to do. My child was itching her head for days before it occurred to me to check her head and look very closely to see what was happening. Plus it never occurred to me that it could be lice and these are things that parents should know. Girls need to be especially aware of how to protect themselves from head lice. Simple tips like keeping a braid and not sharing things like hats, hairbrushes are great reminders. Even for middle schoolers and high school kiddos too, teaching them to avoid these situations is something that will help protect them from getting lice. No one also tells you about the time it takes to treat head lice and how costly it can become, that’s why using a product like the new Nix® Ultra System is important, it works and it gets rid of them the first time!

Visit www.nixlice.com to track lice infestations in your area and for more information on Nix® Ultra.

Is there any advice you wish you would have gotten when sending your kiddos off to school? 



  1. Nikki Wayne on August 21, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Oh, thanks for the heads up. I will take notes of these for my son’s schooling next year.

  2. Louise Bishop on August 21, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Schooling is at home for my kids because there are just too many scary things at public school anymore. Eeek! That lice thing being one of them!

  3. Kita Bryant on August 21, 2016 at 9:10 am

    The lice thing creeps me out as well. My son doesn’t have any hair, he keeps it short so no worries there but the girl gets me nervous!

  4. Rosey on August 20, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    It’s scary when a word like lice has the term ‘super’ in front of it. Def. not something you want to have to tangle with, I’m sure.

  5. Mary on August 20, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Nix is a great product. My girls have brought home lice 2x. Both times Nix worked right away!

  6. Tonia @thechattymomma on August 20, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    I am very familiar. Two years ago I started a lice removal service. I was so grossed out that no one bothered to say it was going around and my kid got it. I was determined to help others. Combing is the key. Not with any comb. It must be designed to not only remove the tiniest lice, but split the nits as well. It takes time…a long time.

  7. Beianne on August 20, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Super lice was going around in my children’s school last year! It’s nice to know there is something to get rid of this!

  8. Shell on August 20, 2016 at 8:26 am

    This makes me itch! It would be a smart idea to have some of this treatment on hand just in case, so if it ever happens here, I can treat immediately and not have to go to the store to get some.

  9. Kelly Hutchinson on August 20, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Oh yes, the lice. It has been a problem since I was in school! And no one ever really warns you about it. It is such a pain to get rid of.

  10. Tracey on August 20, 2016 at 6:22 am

    I remember getting lice from a classmate when I was 6 years old! It was horrible and I don’t think Nix was around back then.

  11. Theresa on August 19, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Man, we always had lice growing up and it sucked! My mom used Nix products back then too. Thankfully, my girls never got it. My best tip would be to put a little tea tree oil in a spray bottle and put a squirt on their hair before leaving. It’s supposed to repel those little buggers so they aren’t hitching a ride home with the kids.

  12. Toni | BoulderLocavore.com on August 19, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    This is such a great product to kill lice! I hope my kids won’t bring it from school but it’s still good to be ready!

  13. Melisasource on August 19, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    I’ve never had head lice before and I can only imagine how much it stinks. I hope no one in my family ever has to experience that.

  14. Monica on August 19, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Oh my head is itching as I read this! Just the other day I saw a super lice tracker map and I was too scared to look at it! I suppose it’s helpful to have this stuff on hand just in case!

  15. Brandy on August 19, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I had head lice once when I was younger and it was awful! I get so worried that one day my kids will bring them home!

  16. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle on August 19, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Yuck! Lice freak me out like nothing else. I can’t even… They are so gross. I know that people who get it aren’t at fault, but it’s just the thought of having them that creeps me out.

  17. Pam on August 19, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I was a teacher and lice on one kid was enough to send the whole classroom into a panic. For good reason.