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Hair Fairies are pet lovers

Sometimes pets are a way to a persons heart. I have come across many different pet lovers while screening/or treating clients. To see there stress leave their face and body when they have their pet or even talk about them is amazing. Getting to know a little bit about a person and finding a common ground is so fun. At Hair Fairies I learned to enjoy different topics with people. Talking about preventatives, our products, to how many tricks their dog can do is so much fun. It’s never a dual moment when you are here at Hair Fairies.

Back to School!!

That time is just around the corner Be sure to stop by or call to set up an appointment at your local Hair Fairies for a screening before your first day of school. Remember a hug can spread a bug!

Stay tuned for the date!

We at Hair Fairies-The Original Head  Lice Helpers  are very excited to announce that our CEO/Owner Maria Botham  will be on Dr. OZ!  Stay tuned for the date!

Get Screened on Lucky Tuesday Before School Starts!

Since everyone is starting school very soon if not already, parents know it’s about that time when you need to get your child or you checked for head lice! Don’t let lice interfere with your curricular activities and miss a few days of school! Hair Fairies provides head lice screenings for FREE every Tuesday from 9:30am to 11:30am. Be sure to book an appointment with us to ensure you a spot to get checked on one of our Lucky Tuesdays! 650.340.9000 http://www.hairfairies.com/lice-treatment-promotions/

Best Practices for Head Lice Removal:

Best Practices for Head Lice Removal: Hair Fairies has continued to use these practices for the past 17 years! Our Nit-Zapping process combines our method with our 100% all natural products guaranteeing you will be Lice/Nit free! Come into to our Fairfield, CT Location for a screening! 203-259-5423

Super Lice, Resistant To OTC Treatment, Are Everywhere: What To Do

The era of the super lice has begun and it will be itchy. The authors of a recent study published this March in the Journal of Medical Entomology analyzed the genes of human head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) found across 48 states. They were specifically looking for a set of three mutations that allow lice to survive the most common over-the-counter treatments used to get rid of them, a class of insecticides known as pyrethroids. In 42 out of 48 states, the bugs tested had on average all three mutations, with the remaining six containing lice that generally had at least one or two mutations. Of the 138 different locations where the lice were taken from, only one in Michigan had lice that didn’t contain any of the three resistance genes. “What it’s telling us is that, right now, these over-the-counter products aren’t nearly as effective as they used to be,” senior author Dr. John Clark, a professor in the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, told Live Science this August. The findings by Clark and his team are only the latest to show how widespread the super lice problem has become. An earlier 2014 study conducted by many of the same authors, for instance, found that these lice were dominant in 12 states and 3 Canadian provinces; a 2015 report increased the tally to 25 states. Other research has documented the steady trend of pyrethroid resistance among hundreds of different insects, including bed bugs and house flies. As far as we can tell, head lice started becoming increasingly resistant to pyrethroids sometimes around the 1990s, and nowadays these insecticides may kill as little as 25 percent of lice during treatment. “There is nothing unique about lice becoming resistant to the pyrethroids,” Clark explained. “We have over 300 different insects that have become resistant to the pyrethroids, and many of those insects became resistant by acquiring these mutations exactly as the head louse has done.” Alarming as this trend is, though, there’s no need to be worried about a lice uprising just yet. Recently developed prescription medications like Natroba and Ulesfia do appear to still work tremendously well against them, though the threat of eventual resistance is certain the more of them we use. Just don’t count on any natural treatments that promise to “suffocate” the bugs — those definitely don’t work.

SUPER LICE

SUPER LICE WHAT?!! What’s that?!!! According to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology (JME), 98% of head lice have been found to be resistant to common over the counter treatments. 42 out of 48 states were found to have this mutant louse, that’s UP from a study done last year which found 25 states had developed treatment resistant lice! We at Hair Fairies- The Original Head Lice Helper- want to give you all the information you need to be well prepared and well informed. We have 17 years of experience behind us, with our superior methodology (nit-zapping process) and our all-natural product line, we guarantee success! Give us a call: If you’re having a LOUSY day, we will be happy to take great care of you! 203-259-5423 Fairfield, CT Salon!

Nit- Zapping Clenz Shampoo

Hair Fairies Nit-Zapping Clenz Shampoo is a potent combination of non-toxic, all natural ingredients including Tea tree oil, Rose hips, Witch Hazel, and Sage along with other ingredients. It works to damage the nervous system of head lice, making it difficult to reproduce. Use our Clenz Shampoo along with our other products and our Nit-Zapping process to safely and quickly destroy head lice!

Our Handy Dandy Spray

One of our frequently asked questions by our client is… “What should I do about my house?”. Our answer is, don’t burn your house down! With our handy dandy Lice Prevention Spray, you can rest assure that your environment will be free of head lice! This spray can be used on couches, car seats, helmets, stuffed animals, etc. It stuns to kill the lice and also repels them. Our spray is infused with tea tree and lavender, with our products being non-toxic, your family will be worry free of any harmful chemicals being used within your home. Come by to any of our 10 Hair Fairies location and pick up a spray today! http://www.hairfairies.com/product/lice-repellant-spray/

The Louse of Lords

It’s a good week for … bugs Parents, be on the alert for scabby-headed weans. For a new breed of super lice is taking hold in children’s hair. Research suggests nits have become immune to the most common treatments. A US study has revealed that 98 percent of head lice have developed a resistance to pyrethrins and permethrins – the active ingredients in most over-the-counter remedies. The report’s authors, based at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, have urged parents of affected children to ask their doctor for alternative treatments to tackle the problem. But presumably, sooner or later, those pesky critters will also become immune to these more sophisticated remedies. Prepare for the march of the super louse. Rabbie Burns appreciated back in 1786 the significance of the louse and its ability to transcend all social boundaries. So perhaps we need an ode for the modern age, or maybe just another gift was given to us … over the counter. It’s been a bad week for … bugs And Rabbie was right all along. Affluent people are as prone to the infestation of beasties as the rest of us. New research has found that rich people’s homes are more rife with creepy crawlies than your standard abode. A US study found the average house is a haven for more than 100 different insect species. And the wealthier the area, the greater the variety. The California Academy of Sciences researchers said their finding shatters the myth that “homes in poorer areas harbor more indoor arthropods”. Not surprisingly, perhaps, they found that the bigger the house, the greater the insect variety. However, neighborhood wealth was also important, with richer areas home to more bugs and beasties. This tallies with previous research, which found that wealthier neighborhoods boast a greater variety of plants, birds, bats, and lizards – a phenomenon dubbed the “luxury effect”. There were no statistics specifically linked to head lice, but be certain the louse is as prone to social climbing now as he was in Bard’s day, all the way to the very topmost, towering height.