The First App Ever that Alerts Parents of Local Lice Outbreaks

As parents, we have enough to worry about as it is!  We worry about our children’s safety, their education, their health, etc.  It’s great when a company makes our life easier and that’s what this app by Fairy Tales Hair Care is designed to do.

My children have been fortunate not to have experienced lice, but I remember when I was a kid and my mom discovered lice in my hair.  She had my hair treated and then she chopped off my long lovely locks.

Back to school can mean lice outbreaks. It’s one of the leading times of the year for outbreaks to happen.   To support the fight against lice, Fairy Tales Hair Care, the leader in natural lice prevention products for children, created the first ever iPhone application, The Facts of Lice™.  It is the only app to provide real time alerts of lice outbreaks at the local level and new for 2012, the app now offers the convenience of push notifications.  This new feature allows parents to enter their zip code into the app’s database and once an outbreak is reported in that zip code an alert is sent directly to their phone.

“With 6-12 million cases of head lice per year (American Academy of Pediatrics), today’s busy parents need to be alerted immediately to take action when a lice outbreak is in their town,” said Risa Barash, Founder of Fairy Tales Hair Care. “The Facts of Lice app allows parents to track lice outbreaks in their own neighborhood so they’ll know when it’s time to increase prevention efforts at home.”

Parents can report local outbreaks by filling out a short form with their child’s school and neighborhood information.  Other features include the:

  • Outbreak tab, providing real time alerts on reported lice outbreaks.  Simply search by state and zip code and the app will instantly confirm if an outbreak has been reported in that area within the past four weeks
  • Prevention tab, providing easy guidelines on how to prevent and check for lice if an outbreak has been reported in your area
  • Removal tab, featuring instructions on how to remove nits and lice if an outbreak has already occurred in your home
  • News tab, reporting the latest lice news and information from Fairy Tales Hair Care

Prevention-minded parents can also help ward off outbreaks with regular use of the chemical free Rosemary Repel® collection. This clinically proven, natural line of hair care products can be up to 96% effective in repelling head lice when used together.  With an organic blend of rosemary, citronella, tea tree and peppermint, Rosemary Repel cleans, detangles and repels lice for all hair types.

“We are committed to helping keep kids’ hair healthy and bug free – without the use of chemical ingredients. With The Facts of Lice app and regular use of our Rosemary Repel products, families will have all the tools they need to safely defend themselves against a lice outbreak,” said Barash.

Download this free app at  Coming soon to Android mobile devices!

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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