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Little Green Lice Guard Shampoo, Detangler & Gel


This system actually works and relies on essential oils and neem (my favourite lice treatment methods).

 

 

What's To Love?:

What’s to love?

1. It works. (My kids both picked up lice this winter. I followed the Green Mama lice protocol the best I could, but only managed to beat this episode finally once I started using the Green Kids Lice Guard System.

2. The ingredients are all safe. (I put each ingredient through the EWG skindeep database and everything ranked Good or Fair. While, ideally, everything would rank Good, I think for a commercially available lice product this is pretty good.)

3. It smells nice. (And not like perfumes or chemicals.)

4. A detangler that also prevents lice–gotta love that!!

5. It’s easy! A whole system–alone, without nit picking, it prevented me from getting the lice and along with nit picking it got rid of the kids lice after just a couple of treatments. (I would never say that lice is gone until a person has been nit free for two weeks.)

 

What’s not to love?

1. I felt the shampoo left my hair a bit dry. It isn’t what I would choose everyday. But to use a couple of times a week as part of a lice treatment or prevention during an outbreak, it is fine.

2. While all the ingredients are at least Fair or better on EWG’s skindeep database, I wish they were all good. I prefer not to have ingredients like Polyquaternium-10, Benzalkonium Chloride, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Potassium Sorbate, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene because they are hard to pronounce and I don’t really know what they are.

Overall Rating:

Health Rating:

No toxic pesticides, instead relies on safe and effective essential oils. Their aren’t any ingredients that are known hazards, but there are some ingredients that I wouldn’t eat and would prefer to do without.

Design Rating:

An easy and convenient system or just an effective lice preventing (and treating) shampoo, detangler, and gel.

Social Rating:

The ingredients aren’t part of the problem that has led over 97 percent of all lice to be pesticide-resistant! No pesticides, but besides that I don’t know anything about their socially responsible policies.

Carbon Rating:

I like that they come from the U.K. but I don’t like that they come in plastic bottles. They don’t seem to have any other specific carbon positive programs.

Waste Rating:

I really don’t like plastic bottles. They are recyclable and reusable, but they aren’t doing anything particularly innovative on the waste front.

Value Rating:

The whole system retails for about $37. I found that got me through an entire outbreak and I still had plenty left to use when I needed extra help with prevention.

Green Mama Approved