High Noon For Head Lice With Vamousse Protective Shampoo

Back to school time is nearly upon us and, together with the kids’ excitement about returning to see their friends and starting a whole new academic year afresh comes the threat of a set of potential visitors who are not welcome in the slightest. Yes, it’s time to battle those nits with a head lice treatment.



Yes, when children come back together, it’s a great opportunity for head lice to thrive and just one or two lice can start an infestation off.

Sharing hats and brushes can also spread them as they can survive 8-12 hours off the body but generally, they are spread by physical contact – i.e. head to head.

I’m sure we’ve all felt our heart sink as our little ones run out of school brandishing the “slip of doom” saying that one of their classmates has been adopted by those nasty little varmints, head lice.

We’ve all heard the homespun advice about combing through conditioner before we wash our children’s hair and the theories about plaiting hair to keep head lice away.

We’ve questioned whether head lice prefer dirty hair rather than clean and given our kids’ scalps a cursory examination to see whether we can spot anything.

A Head Louse – Source:  www.nhs.uk

But once you’ve done that, what do you do?  Apart from crossing your fingers and hoping?

There is a new weapon of lice destruction on the high street from Vamousse – Vamousse Protective Shampoo which is proven to break the cycle of infestation.

You see a commonly held frustration by parents is the belief that other parents are deliberately sending their kids to school with head lice and causing the spread.

Actually, most head lice infestations are spread by undetected infestations that take over a month to discover. Head lice are the hidden enemy!

A head lice infestation takes time to develop. In its early days, an infestation consists of young lice (nymphs) that are too small to be seen by the naked eye and eggs that do not cause symptoms such as itching/a crawling sensation.

To stop an infestation taking hold both adult lice and, later hatching lice (nymphs) emerging from eggs need to be killed, thereby breaking the cycle of infestation.

Research carried out by Vamousse found that most parents are too slow to take action, often waiting for visible signs of lice before whipping out the detection comb and using a product for protection or treatment. (For more information on head lice prevention and treatment check out the Vamousse website.)

So, you’ve received the dreaded ‘nit slip’.  How does Vamousse Protective Shampoo Work?

When used regularly as part of a family bath-­time routine Vamousse Protective Shampoo can stamp out an infestation before it takes hold, by killing the lice that have unknowingly been contracted and later killing lice as they emerge from eggs that have been laid.

It’s easy to use – simply apply a generous amount of shampoo to wet hair, work into a lather and massage into scalp. The leave the shampoo on hair for at least 3 minutes and Rinse.

For best results, it is recommended that you use the shampoo daily for at least 2 weeks.  Hair is left clean and fresh and you can use a conditioner afterwards.

Best of all it’s pesticide-free and suitable to use on children aged 2 and over.

If you do find head lice, in other words, there is a visible infestation, then you need to use Vamousse Head Lice Treatment before using this shampoo.

It is non-toxic and pesticide-free and kills 100% of the lice AND eggs within 15 minutes of contact.

So what did we think? We are not currently under threat of an infestation but I wanted to test the shampoo for ease of application, smell and its effect on a child’s scalp and hair.

The shampoo is colourless and quite runny.

It is recommended that you really massage Vamousse Protective Shampoo in well to blitz any lurking eggs or lice.

Then rinse and condition as normal.  Caitlin’s only comment was that the shampoo had a stronger smell than her usual one.

Her hair was left clean and actually had quite a nice shine to it – although that might be because I was liberal with the use of conditioner, conscious that she had had a stronger product on her hair than normal.

You are advised, by the way, to make sure that you don’t get the product in your eyes or near your mucous membranes as it may irritate or sting but that probably applies to many other shampoos.

Vamousse Protective Shampoo retails at £9.99 and contains sufficient for around 20 washes in the bottle. Vamousse Head Lice Treatment costs £14.99.

Both products are available to buy at and the products are available to buy on Amazon and at Boots, Superdrug, Ocado and your local pharmacy.

It’s nice to know that there is something definite you can do to prevent head lice taking hold and now you can really Vamousse Those Varmints™.


  1. Nicola Holland
    10 September, 2015 / 6:30 am

    We've had them and have just used conditioner and repeatedly combed on consecutive nights until they were gone

  2. rachel daine
    9 September, 2015 / 11:35 pm

    we use vamousse, find it very good, use the shampoo to prevent them too.She still gets them but i only ever find one in her hair and no eggs.

  3. Jemma Dwyer
    9 September, 2015 / 4:23 pm

    We have never had them but i'm sure at some point it will happen x

  4. 8 September, 2015 / 8:02 pm

    Shampoo from the chemist and a nit comb

  5. Michelle Dagger
    8 September, 2015 / 10:17 am

    No, thankfully we haven't!

  6. Tracy Gladman
    8 September, 2015 / 9:04 am

    My daughter is nearly 13 and (touch wood) we have never had them in our household! How we have managed this I will never know!

  7. 7 September, 2015 / 8:19 am

    My daughter had them really badly once and even after the treatment she still had them, so we washed all the coats and hats, sprayed the mattress and the whole room one day and left the door shut, threw away all the pillows and replaced them, that finally done it, some of them so just so resistant to any treatment. Conditioner is ok, but it does not really do it.

  8. Betony Bennett
    6 September, 2015 / 10:45 am

    With 4 kids, 2 of which are girls with long hair, yes we have definitely had the little varmints!! We use stuff from the chemist, but it's so frustrating!!! Now we are using a preventative spray and so far so good!! Fingers crossed!

  9. 6 September, 2015 / 8:08 am

    Not yet but it's good to be prepared for them.

  10. 5 September, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    We haven't had to deal with them yet but I take care of my granddaughter each day and one of her friends had them recently. We searched just in case and I went out to buy a a nit comb so that at least we will have some preparation if the need occurs.

  11. Anonymous
    4 September, 2015 / 6:30 am

    I hate seeing them little head runners .Every time our kid scratch their head it sends a shudder through me

  12. Kirsty Greer
    3 September, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    With two daughters we get them regularly. Nit combing and tea tree oil are good deter ants x

  13. Sarah Archibald
    2 September, 2015 / 8:00 pm

    ive not had them in our house yet, my daughters three, it was a nightmare when I was little though, id like to be prepared!

  14. 2 September, 2015 / 9:21 am

    yes we've had them, annoying little critters! we have used this before, it works a treat!

  15. 1 September, 2015 / 9:38 pm

    Yes at the beginning of the school holidays! Grrr bad timing!!

  16. donna jones
    1 September, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    we have had them tee tree oil shampoo

  17. 1 September, 2015 / 8:29 am

    we had them for the first time about a month ago. didn't think i'd have to deal with it with 3 boys with short hair. now i know. i noticed in the evening my eldest qwas scratching his head a lot, and checked all 3 had it. i used a nit comb i had stashed away then in the morning bought head lice tgraetment to rid them

  18. 31 August, 2015 / 10:31 pm

    Not yet but I'm sure they will be visiting our house soon!

    Kirsty Fox

  19. Jo m Welsh
    31 August, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    We do regular checks and use a nit comb

  20. Aaron Broad
    31 August, 2015 / 11:41 am

    I haven;t had them since was a kid, used to hate nit combs

  21. Michelle Banks
    31 August, 2015 / 6:34 am

    when my children were little they were always picking them up, but my grandaughter has been lucky so far.

  22. leigh boyle
    30 August, 2015 / 9:15 pm

    weve had 1! i caught it before it got to lay any eggs i check every night though with 3 little ones in the house i dont want an infestation x

  23. Kay leigh
    30 August, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    My daughter always gets them it drives me mad

    Kay Panayi

  24. Rachel Butterworth
    30 August, 2015 / 7:47 pm

    We just use any head lice shampoo we can get our hands on.

  25. Marsha Richardson
    30 August, 2015 / 6:03 pm

    I'm 45 and had them a couple of months ago! Thanks granddaughter! Luckily I got rid using the conditioner method 🙂

  26. 30 August, 2015 / 4:54 pm

    Ooh gosh as soon as I started to read this I started itching my head x

  27. 30 August, 2015 / 8:09 am

    We haven't had them yet – but my 2 year old starts pre nursery next week so i'm sure it'll happen at some point!!

  28. Harley Richardson
    30 August, 2015 / 7:28 am

    We've been luck enough not to have them yet x

  29. Maureen Mallea
    30 August, 2015 / 5:20 am

    Hope this wipes them out for good !

  30. twinlay06
    29 August, 2015 / 9:12 pm

    Kids had them once and whatever I used had to be left on the hair for a while and it stunk.
    I made them stand out back.

  31. 29 August, 2015 / 7:52 pm

    Great post – my eldest has had headlice twice since going to Uni!! It isn't just little ones that get them. Kaz x

  32. Elizabeth Briggs
    29 August, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    Yes a lot this year unfortunately – we have used Hedrin and a Nitty Gritty Comb which has been great. I have everything crossed we don't get them anymore but if we do this prize would be very useful 🙂

  33. 29 August, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    Not with my kids yet (they're 4 & 5 months) but when I was a teenager my younger sister was constantly coming home with them & giving them to me – they're horrific and, with my son starting school this week, I'd do anything to avoid them!

  34. 29 August, 2015 / 10:59 am

    We have never had them. But no doubt our time will come

  35. Sue McCarthy
    29 August, 2015 / 8:14 am

    I don't have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  36. Claire Evans
    28 August, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Yes, we've had them. As well as varying the nit treatments I find you have to have patience searching for those eggs and disposing of them as fast as you can (DVD night for the kids!) This looks great to prevent them. Thanks x

  37. Helen Dickinson
    28 August, 2015 / 9:42 pm

    Great informative post. We have escaped them and I hope we continue to escape them in the future.

  38. Victoria MyLittleLBlog
    28 August, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    i had them when was small, from what i know the whole road was aware mum is washing them out

  39. 28 August, 2015 / 7:04 pm

    Weve escaped so far, I'm lucjy though my mum does all the checking lol x

  40. clair downham
    28 August, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    my daughter had them once and we used hedrin thankyou

  41. 28 August, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    Oh god. Head lice. Such a nightmare! I've not tried this brand before – fingers crossed I won't need to, but good to know just in case!

  42. 28 August, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    Dreading the first time Eva gets nits! I'm scratching just thinking about it lol x

  43. Alex Bradley
    28 August, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    Dealing with them at the moment – for the first time in my life. Not fun with 3 children to treat!

  44. Paul Scotland
    28 August, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    We usually use Hedrin

  45. Claire Ridewood
    28 August, 2015 / 4:12 pm

    I've not heard of this brand before… I will definately be checking it out! With 5 kids all with long hair it is a nightmare if we have little visitors!!

  46. 28 August, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    I have so many memories about getting treated when I was younger but I haven't heard of this brand before! x

  47. 28 August, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    I have mant horrific memories of my mum going through my long, thick, curly hair with the dreaded nit comb! If only this product was around then. Great post!

  48. 28 August, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    Eww! My girl have had head lice a few times…..We usually use Hedrin to get rid of the little critters.

  49. Stacey Memories
    28 August, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    We stocked up on Vamouse last year expecting J to catch it from her first year of school, thank fully we survived slip free!

  50. Kim Neville
    28 August, 2015 / 12:12 pm

    My daughters have had a few times and we used Hedrin Once. Takes time going their hair

  51. The London Mum
    28 August, 2015 / 11:36 am

    I'm dreading the nit infestation already! I remember my mum going through my hair strand by strand and killing every nit and egg she'd come across. This sounds so much easier and less time consuming lol. x

  52. 28 August, 2015 / 10:33 am

    ooh headlice are my biggest yuk about school lol, we've tried several products in last few years and find we have to rotate them to see benefits. Not heard of Vamousse before so will have to see if can get locally x

  53. lauren tourle
    28 August, 2015 / 11:32 am

    we havent had them yet, thankfully but you can never be too careful. we check our little girls hair every bath time just in case 🙂

  54. 28 August, 2015 / 10:16 am

    This would have been great when I was younger! Much better than all the concoctions my poor mum had to try! xx

  55. laura stewart
    28 August, 2015 / 11:08 am

    we havent had any on a long time- but we still check xx

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