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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Zippity Doo’s Review and Giveaway

A month ago I was given a sample of the entire line of Zippity Doo’s products to try out which includes:

Shampoo

Conditioner

Leave-in Detangler Spray

Styling Gel

Shield Spray

Zippity Doo’s is a children's line of hair care products for lice prevention. Luckily my kids have never had lice but I know at some daycares and other schools it can be a big problem.

What we liked about it is that it was gentle enough for every day use and didn’t dry the girls hair out. You could also just use it a few times a week.

It can be found at CVS and other retailers, but if you check out their facebook fan page you will see a code for $2 off each when bought at CVS online.

Zippity Doo’s would like to give one lucky reader their own product line to try out.

To enter: Leave a comment telling me if your child’s school has ever had a lice breakout and if so what your remedy was.

Entries will be taken until Wednesday, April 21st at noon CDT. At that time I will post the winner and you will have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing information or a new winner will be picked.

21 Comments:

Amanda said...

about 10 yrs ago, my son - now 13 did have lice- it was a nightmare, we tried every over the counter product, finally what worked was leaving olive oil in his hair overnight, the Dr recommended it since most strands of lice now = are resistant to over the counter meds!
I have a 6 yr old in K now- once in a while a letter comes home stating that another child has been found with Lice- honestly- I immediately, take him to the hair dressers and have them shave his head- I NEVER want to deal with lice again-

Tracy said...

Sounds like a great product line to try. My child's school has never had a lice breakout. I had it quite a few times as a kid though.

Terry said...

My granddaughters' school has had 2 outbreaks this school year. My DIL uses the typical remebdy of a harsh chemical shampoo & cobing out the nits. Her pediatriciam also put her on antibiotics which supposedly helps the treatment be more complete.

Lauren said...

Thankfully we've never had to deal with an outbreak at the daycare. I've never dealt with it myself yet so I'm hoping the good luck continues!

Kelly said...

My son's class of 16 had a lice breakout a few weeks ago. 8 of the 16 children were sent home. Thankfully, my son was not one of them but I was full prepared to shave his head. lol

Dilem*mama said...

There have been several outbreaks at the boys' school, but (LOUDLY knocking on wood) the little crawlies haven't come in the door yet! dilem.mamaATgmailDOTcom

one frugal lady said...

My kids have never had lice, but I am such a freak, I don't know what I would do! haha!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

andrea v said...

So far we have been lucky, but my son starts school this fall. I remember having it when I was in grade school and the shampoo was horrible. We cleaned and sprayed everything.
vickers at comcast dot net

DanielleCorrelle said...

My kids have not had it, but I remember having it when I was a kid. My mom having to sit and comb through my hair... ick. I admit I am terrified of my girls getting them!

mb said...

We haven't had to deal with it yet, but I'm sure we will down the road!
-Monica
monicabozsik at yahoo dot com

~Rhon~ said...

My son's school has had the worst lice problem this year. Letters have been sent home at least 6 times this year. I've been using tree oil in his shampoo as a preventive measure because he has such a thick head of hair.

hollowsins said...

My kids are homeschooled so we do not have to deal with that at home.However my stepkids were sent here with them 5 times last school year..I called their mom and made her come and get them and deal with it..Im not going near them with hair past my waist

hollow_sins(at)yahoo.com

Stephanie J. said...

Unfortunately it makes its rounds here every year. It sucks but what can you do?

RM said...

never had a lice outbreak at school, but do have friends that have had outbreaks at their schools. i'm sure it's bound to happen in the years ahead!

KaseysKrazyMommy said...

My son's classroom had a student wih lice this year! ACK! I was fully prepared to shave his beautiful hair off, though fortunately we didn't have to. It's nice to know this product is out there, but might try olive oil too, if my son ever ends up with lice (as is completely possible!).

KaseysKrazyMommy said...

My 3 year old's preschool classroom had a lice outbreak this winter. Fortunately we dodged that bullet this time. It's nice to know this product is out there though.

Carrie Egg said...

Oh, what a cool product! Never heard of it before your post. We have had one case of lice at our preschool, but didn't involve my son, thank God!

Lisa @ Simplified Saving said...

Our girls haven't had any issues at school thankfully (just thinking about it makes my head itch!), however, they've told stories of people who had lice in Ukraine and at their orphanage and rather than use shampoos or treatments, they would just shave the affected child's head (girls included)!

Angie said...

My son is in an elementary here in Katy and there has not been a lice breakout that I know of. No notes home or automated phone messages. If there ever was a breakout, I dont know what i'd do. It really gives me the creeps!! Glad to know there are products out there in case!

Laura said...

We haven't had a break out at school but the daycare we used to go to did. Thank goodness my kids didn't get it. I was told to put vaselline all over their scalp if they did get it.

Laura
spuggles@aol.com

The Lice Lady said...

I was intrigued and somewhat alarmed when I came across a press release issued by Zippity Doo's, a line of lice prevention products created by Laurus Enterprises which are now being carried by Target Stores. The release states, among other things, that "Zippity Doos products are paraben/sulfate free and that they do not use alcohol in their products, an important feature for concerned mothers."

I run a head lice removal business. As you may be aware, there are a lot of damaging products out there, especially when used on children (the most frequent consumers of lice related products). It is important that more natural products be mainstreamed for the safety of our children. I was excited to read this announcement and so I immediately went to the company's website to learn more about the products. When I pulled up a list of ingredients in the products, you can imagine my surprise when on the Zippity Doo's shampoo the first ingredient is Sodium Laureth Sulfate. This product also contains methylparabens as do all of the other hair products produced by Zippity Doo's. The Zippity Doo's Conditioner and Spray Shield all contain Alcohol. How can they claim to be “paraben/sulfate free” or that they do not use alcohol? This is extremely misleading for consumers.

There are many other ingredients in these products that are not particularly natural, but I have a big problem with the company's claim that their products do not contain certain ingredients when they actually do. How does a major corporation like Target overlook something like this? Did anyone read the list of ingredients and/or did someone fail to do their due diligence when researching this product? This is blatant misrepresentation. At the very least, please be honest about the products you are choosing to carry.

Parents care about their children and these are issues that are very important when making choices about lice removal and prevention. Parents are willing to invest in products that they believe are safe for their children. This type of marketing is preying on that known fact. Consumers want products that are safe and effective. As a major national retailer, it is important that Target not knowingly market false claims to American consumers.