How do I eliminate unwanted visitors in my hair?
November 24, 2007 3:34am CST
it's really embarassing to let the whole world know i have lice, lots of them. that's why now i realize soemthing is wrong with m,y hair, itchy on the scalp and i always feel something is moving. behind my ears, my nape and worst my classmate picked up a big one crawling on my shoulder blade! fortunately she is my best friend and understood my situation. she recommended a finetoothed comb. then when i combed my hair down, creatures small and large fell down on the white paper!i was so ashamed to my classmate, but the understanding friend that she is, she helped me kill the louse, we counted the casualties the number killed were 36 louse, big and small!!! i'm very embarassed for my hair. i don't want to sit in the from row anymore, my classmates may taunt me or avoid me. how do i totally eliminate louse from my hair? i'm already 21 and having pests in my hair is a big deal for me especially i have a long hair and i like to let down my hair, the eggs are obvious in daylight. please, somebody help me!!!
24 Nov 07
hi there Braonvoid i am sorry about you having lice i have tryed to get rid of them for a year and it hard to get rid of and my kids had it my daughter still has it and i saw a couple about to hatch so i know your pain i wnat to get rid of them too thanks for this discussion and happy postings
• United States
25 Nov 07
You really need to go to a local store and pick up some shampoo that is specificially designed to get rid of lice. All the home treatments in the world don't work as well as the medicated shampoo. If you live in the USA, Rid-X or Scalpacin are two good lice shampoos. Just follow the instructions on the bottle, then make sure you wash EVERYTHING that has been in contact with your head including hair brushes/accessories, pillows, sheets, quilts, blankets, shirts and hats/hoodies. The little lice creatures can live inside hoodies and hats and will wait on you to put it back on then you'll be infected again.
• United States
25 Nov 07
I know this sounds weird, but here are two things to try, as I don't know what you have available in your area. One is dog flea shampoo. It contains the exact same chemicals as lice shampoo, yet there isn't the stigma attached to buying it. I have had to use it in a pinch when there were lice but no money for the lice shampoo. It does work, you have to leave it on for several minutes, and it didn't burn me or bother me at all and I'm still alive.... The other is a method several friends swear by for using on their children's hari when they get lice, but I have not tried this method, though they promise me it works. Take a shampoo bottle, put a bit of kerosene in it, shake it good, and apply on your hair. My friend's mother(?) works for a school here and it is what they use, but like I said, I have not tried it. Good luck!