I think I must be feeling 2 today because I have the Whys?

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I think I must be feeling 2 today because I have the Whys?

So a few days ago was our 2-year anniversary here at Lice Girls and I tried to put myself in the place of being two to see what that could mean to our busineindexss… or at least that is what I thought I was doing, and by doing that I just had lots of questions.  Big questions for the business but ones that I think are sort of healthy for a 2 year old business, ones that make us check why & how we are doing what we do.   But then I had the other whys!  The whys that get a little carried away, whys that could actually waste my time.

WHY do people continue to use toxic, non-effective head lice treatment products?

WHY are they calling super lice “mutant ninja” lice?

WHY does killing and annihilating a tiny wee bug cause me, the “Peace” major, such satisfaction?

WHY is the lice STIGMA still so prevalent today when we know lice don’t discriminate?

WHY does even mentioning the dreaded “lice” make some people itch and flinch with fear….  some even get downright psychotic  in the belief that they are THERE even when they are NOT!!

These are just a few of those “why”question that started to flood my mind as I was treating my last client.  Then with all these why’s you start to come up with a list of answers that often include some pretty wild conspiracy theories.  Does this ever happen to you?  I surely hope so, as one doesn’t like to be alone in there craziness. 

imagesWell maybe it isn’t crazy to to think that those green mutant ninja turtles are tired of living in sewers so they are mating with super powered head lice to shrink and find new homes on the top of heads… I mean that way they do get a whole new view of the world right.


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Trish Bittman Guest Post – Even hot bloggers get head lice!

582335_10151361560968341_337545763_nThis past school year has been absolutely lousy (you see what I did there?)!

Each one of my three daughters had lice. Each one of their schools sent an email to all the parents notifying us that a student had been found to have head lice at least five times this year. It went through their classrooms, softball teams and Girl Scout troops. (I swear girls hug each other and get head-to-head way too much).

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Warm Weather = More Head Lice

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Camp is the #1 place to catch head lice this summer

Along with all that Vitamin D in the sunny months we are oh so lucky to see an increase in head lice. Head lice prefer temperatures close to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, which is why it is so common to bring home head lice from your sunny vacations. Lice Girls has seen a huge spike in business in the weeks post-spring break.

This means summer months in our sunny (we hope) Pacific Northwest will create a perfect environment for lice outbreaks. The hotter its gets, the more active head lice become. This means a female louse lays more eggs and they hatch faster, leading to more severe infestations.

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The Lice Girl gets lice, seriously!

Lice Girls giving and receiving a treatment.

Lice Girls giving and receiving a treatment.

Well, it finally happened, this Lice Girl got lice.  So, I had been itching like crazy for four days. Sarah and I had barely crossed paths and I kept forgetting to have her check me. Then this morning I woke up and my neck was itching like crazy and sure enough I look into the mirror at home and I have the dreaded neck rash that happens when you have lice!! OH S#$!, no way….

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Neck Rash = Head Lice Symptom

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Neck rash from head lice infestation

This may not seem logical…wouldn’t you be itchy before your head lice was so bad that you had a rash on the back of your neck?  Well, no. Only half of people with head lice itch at all, but many clients come to us with rashes on the back of their necks. We treated a doctor who was going to start medication for a staff infection because she couldn’t figure out why she couldn’t get rid of the rash on her neck…turns out she had head lice!

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