Keeping nits at bay with KIT & COCO – Review

As a parent and a primary school teacher, a nit infestation feels fairly inevitable.  You only have to mention the word “nits” in the staff room and you’ll find every adult within ear shot scratching their head and checking each other’s hair!

KIT & COCO - long hair

I never wear my hair down at work and from Chloe starting playgroup at two and a half, I instigated the rule that you wear your hair up for school.  I must admit that I don’t check the girls’ hair as regularly as I should – I know some parents sit down every Sunday night to give their children’s hair a thorough combing.  I am not that mum.  I check when I remember, I check when I see the slightest scratching of their scalp, I check when that dreaded letter comes home from school: “There is a confirmed case of nits in your child’s class”.

So far we’ve escaped.

We had one incident where I saw a single bug in Amy’s hair and instantly deloused everyone in the house.  Looking back it think it was something of an over reaction and I don’t really think she had nits at all.

I’ve recently discovered KIT & COCO.

Coconut oil to treat head lice treatment?  What?  Yes, the nation’s obsession with all things coconut oil has now spread to treating nits.  Aside from all the amazing anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and moisturising capabilities of coconut oil, it’s also  now a genius solution to head lice. Rather than a whole load of horrible chemicals, KIT & COCO use the fatty acids in coconut oil to clog up the respiratory system of head lice and nits (what a lovely way to die) meaning that not only is the treatment 100% effective but it’s almost impossible for the lice to develop a resistance to it and it leaves your hair all super soft and shiny.  Thankfully we have no need to test the product out right now but I’m won over by the science of it and think it sounds much nicer than your standard nit lotion!

KIT & COCO foam
KIT & COCO prevention spray

Of course prevention is better then cure and, as I’ve said, the girls both wear their hair tied up for school (or in fact most of the time as it’s just easier!).  I’ve tried nit repellent protective sprays before but found the smell to be unbearable (they remind me of the stuff my Mum used to spray when she was trying to prevent local dogs from realising her bitch was on heat!)  KIT & COCO have also produced a range of preventative products including a spray (great for my girls with their long thick hair) and a mousse (perfect for Ben with his short, thick hair) and even a preventative hairband (which is unfortunately not a very school uniform friendly colour).  You can spray KIT & COCO Protective Spray directly onto the hair or onto the very cute hairband for 24hrs of protection.  And guess what?  It smells alright – I confess, it’s not my favourite fragrance in the world but I can certainly cope with it as a pay off for avoiding nits!

KIT & COCO hairband system

Admittedly the whole range is a little more expensive than the products I’ve used in the past but for the lack of nasty chemicals and the lovely smell – I’d say it’s worth it!  

KIT & COCO head lice prevention set

 

*We were sent the KIT & COCO products free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own*

45 thoughts on “Keeping nits at bay with KIT & COCO – Review

  1. My daughter had a trial visit to playgroup to try it out and in one hour managed to get nits!! then we all got it! I am scratching even thinking about it!!!

  2. Her hair is very similar to my little girl's, just a different colour. I use a Swartskopft leave in conditioner spray with a fairy on it which seems to work at making the curls lovely rather than frizzy!

  3. I love this! It's certainly about time; I remember my hair being covered in this awful-smelling stuff full of chemicals as a kid and I had to wear it all night. I'd much rather use this on my children. #triedtested

  4. I've been enormously lucky & both children (now 5 & 9) have got away with it. I honestly think they don't like my daughters blonde fine hair & my sons is short. Looks like a great product. #triedtested lifeinthemumslane

  5. I've been enormously lucky & both children (now 5 & 9) have got away with it. I honestly think they don't like my daughters blonde fine hair & my sons is short. Looks like a great product. #triedtested lifeinthemumslane

  6. I really like the sound of this one, I hate the chemical smell in the others we've used. You teachers should get it free though, I think, as you're right in the firing line! I use to do my periodically when I worked in a school. #triedtested

  7. I was going to do a 'ranty' post on nits after our kids got them for 5th time!! They have really long hair. I currently use Hedrin that also suffocates and a Nitty Gritty comb. I'm an expert on the combing technique! But I have entered competition and will give this a go thanks #triedandtested

  8. We've just had a note back from my sons preschool saying there are nits going around and I'm sincerely hoping he doesn't get them! This sounds like a really nice treatment for getting rid of them though, the smell off those chemical ones is disgusting #triedtested

  9. My head feels all itchy now 😉 haha. This sounds like a good product – never heard of it before. Tea tree oil is great for getting rid of nits too #triedtested

  10. Nits are the bane of my life with my daughter. She has hair down to her bum and when she gets them it's a nightmare to get them out again. I am that Mum that spends every Sunday afternoon going through with a nit comb. 🙁

  11. These look like great products! I have a 3yr old and have only just started to put her hair up for Preschool as I hadn't even thought about nits before! She hasn't had them yet but I know theres a high chance of her getting them at some point! I love the idea of preventative measures so will have to get some in! Thanks 🙂

    #TriedTested

  12. I had nits earlier this year and we used another brand which worked well, this looks like another good alternative. Thanks for sharing, sounds like a good prevention. #triedtested

  13. Oh I can't even think about nits without itching! Argh! Apparently when I was younger I went back to school after a case of them and proudly told everyone! (I clearly was one of the last in the school to catch them and felt like I was missing out!) haha

  14. I've been lucky and never had nits as a child, or as a teacher. I'm really hoping Toby and Gabe manage to avoid them but it's good to know there's something out there that isn't full of chemicals if we do need it.

  15. i had them when i was younger, my mum cut all my hair off, i cried! but im quite clear to my daughter that she has to have her hair up every day at school, i get quite paranoid about her catching them!

  16. Oh my goodness, we've had a few outbreaks already since starting preschool despite making sure that Jessica's hair is always tied plaited for preschool – it drives me mad. The girls are used to me combing their hair for "insects" and when we did find some recently, Jessica saw me wiping them off the comb onto a piece of kitchen towel and as I folded up the kitchen towel to throw in the bin, innocently asked "are the insects going off back to their mummies now?" – I didn't have the heart to say no! This stuff sounds good though and I love the fact that the lice can't become immune to it.

  17. Ahh I hate nits! I had them when I was younger, my mum kept getting rid of them for me and then someone in my class kept giving them back!This stuff sounds gray, I love that it doesn't smell of chemicals. The repellent spray sounds great too. Thus post has made me itchy haha xx #TriedTested

  18. I got nits at school once, when I was about 8 or 9. I had really long, thick hair and my mum decided the best way to get rid of them was to cut all of my hair off. I looked like my brother. The best bit though was when I went to school the next day and the headmaster called my mum into his office and then proceeded to tell her off, informing her that long or short the nits don't care, and not to do something so silly again.

  19. My mam noticed I had a louse crawling down my forehead one and insisted that I sit so she could look through my hair. Worst 2 hours of my life she has really sharp nails and was a bit overenthusiastic about ripping them out!
    🙁

  20. I have a toddler and a baby, so lice are not an issue yet! The protective spray sounds like an interesting option.
    I am into all things natural and organic, so the fact that there are no nasty chemicals is good news.
    #triedtested

  21. When my daughter got them for the first time it was grose. They were lots crawling in her hair and when you comb through the nit stuff and conditioner and see all the eggs makes you feel sick and itchy and paranoid they are everywhere

  22. Before we home schooled there was a break out what seemed like every other day at the school, luckily monkey didn't get them with his really short hair.
    This looks fab for the job and better still that it doesn't contain harsh chemicals 🙂 #triedtested

  23. My son's class have had them on and off for 6 months now! Luckily my son has been ok but I like to do a treatment from time to time. I had never heard of this brand before but I will check them out, especially as they haven't got any chemicals
    #triedtested

  24. Monkey is just about to start school in Sept do this is going to be an issue for us going forward to. The fact it's more natural than other options wins in my book! Thanks for hosting #TriedTested

  25. I saw some on my kids I went straight to the chemist but the stuff stunk so much I made them stand in the backyard for half an hour. I have a nit comb but I've used it on the cat checking him for fleas

  26. Having 4 kids, nits were always coming and going in our house. My daughter who is 20 now still remembers the time where the nit treatment smelt so bad that I made her stand in the garden 🙂 We then discovered the Nitty Gritty comb and what a godsend it was.

  27. I have 3 girls and find it so difficult to get rid of them, the biggest problem is who 1 gets them, we all get them, I recently lost my hair to chemo ( Breast Cancer but I'm fine now 🙂 ) but at least I didn't catch any nits .xxx

  28. I must be lucky as so far in 10yrs my children have only had them once and it was my daughter at aged 5 on her first day at school *touch wood*

  29. It was the end of the summer term a couple of years ago. We had had an exhausting last few weeks with various sickness bugs as well as the normal chaos. As a treat I took my daughter out to the local cafe for a snack, it was only when we sad down together I realised I could see 'them' moving about in her hair. I've never felt so sick!

  30. I'd like to win this for my 4 year old twin girls who start school September.. They hate having their thick long hair brushed normally, so a comb through for nits would be awful..
    Haven't had to deal with but for a long time, although my older daughter used to have a friend who constantly had nits, you could look down the lengths of her hair and see the masses of old/new/live eggs.. Felt awful for the poor child 🙁

  31. My son was in year 3 and someone in his class kept getting nits. It was a nightmare because I kept treating my son, but the other child wasn't being treated so the nits kept getting passed around

  32. Oh God – too many to remember. I remember in reception the teacher took the blame for the outbreak and we all made a poster to warn other classes that she had nits and don't come near us 😛

  33. I've only ever had nits once but my gosh I got them bad. I remember being absolutely mortified thinking that I was dirty but its no surprise I felt like that, I remember my mum combing the nit shampoo through my hair and the amount of bugs that were in the comb was horrendous, I also remember using conditioner and a nit comb for years afterwards to make sure I never got them that bad again.

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