Head lice buster mum making kids itch-free
SOMETIMES just hearing the words "head lice" is enough to make even the baldest person begin nervously scratching, but this common household problem has been made pain - and itch - free, thanks to mum-of-six Christine Binns.
Miss Binns runs her head lice removal service, The Happy Lady Bug, from her Norville home, and has also manufactured her very own head lice comb and hair treatment.
"I wanted to do this years ago but my husband got sick," she said.
Following her husband's death, Miss Binns set to make her dream of relieving children from the discomfort caused by the creepy crawlies, a reality.
"I did years and years of research," she said.
The secret ingredient in the LiceWorx hair wash, according to Miss Binns, is clove oil.
"The wash is made with all essential oils," she said.
"It's all natural products."
But Miss Binns said it was the special three-pronged comb that was the key to eradicating lice, and parents needed to know the correct way of using the brush.
The first row works to detangle the hair, while the second row catches the lice and the third catches the lice hatchlings.
"You must section the hair and put the comb through lots of little sections," she said.
"I spend two hours on one child with medium-length hair."
Miss Binns said the response to her home-run business, which is 100% guaranteed, had been enormous.
"I couldn't believe the amount of kids in Bundaberg that have head lice," she said.
"Like dogs have fleas, humans have head lice."
The head lice buster said her main purpose was to try and stop the embarrassment associated with having head lice, particularly for children at school.
"There's always been a stigma about head lice - you won't stop it," she said.
"It's not a dirty thing."
Miss Binns said her next project would be to manufacture a lice deterrent spray and hair gel.
For more information, visit thehappyladybug.com.au.