Headlice is an annoying rite of passage for most kids but hopefully not everybody’s parents will cruelly shave off their child’s hair as a result (thanks mum).
It can be a real mess trying to treat an infestation as well as a pain for children dealing with itchiness.
But a new product is being raved about on social media for its ability to get the job done.
Parents say the nit repellent is not only effective in getting rid of the unwanted creatures but also helps detangle children’s unruly hair.
The spray is the product of celeb stylist Daniel Galvin Jr but doesn’t boast a designer price.
Costing £8 on the Daniel Galvin website, the lice repel spray can also be found in pound shops and Tesco for a few pounds cheaper. And it’s vegan – perfect for eco-conscious shoppers.
In one post on Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains Facebook a mum said: ‘My daughter has the most beautiful thick curly hair and with her recently starting reception I’ve been full of dread in case she catches the dreaded head lice.
‘Then I came across this from the Poundshop, smells amazing and helps with the tats in her hair.
‘I spray this on every morning before school and fingers crossed it keeps them away.’
Other mums also had raving reviews for the item, with one saying: ‘This is also sulphate and paraben-free, so perfect on curly or Afro hair.
‘I use it on my daughter before nursery and can’t recommend it enough.’
While most parents used it as a treatment to headlice, one mum revealed she used it as a preventative method for her children who are now adults.
She claimed that her daughter, who now teaches children, has never caught lice from her pupils – and put it down to the spray.
She wrote: ‘My two kids, now aged 32 and 26, have never had nits.
‘I used a small spray of hairspray on their hair every day and it acted like a repellent.
‘My daughter has also been a teacher for 10 years and still hasn’t had them and still uses hairspray… give it a go!’
You can get the Daniel Galvin Jr Dubble Trubble Citrus Detangle Lice Spray from Tesco for £5.