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#1
I just found out today that I've gotten lice from all the volantear work i do with kids. This wouldn't be a problem but for one thing, the fact I've had dreadlocks for over a year now and don't want to get rid of them.

I've been driven mad all day by the itching and I've emptied like two bottles of the de-lousing crap into my hair and scalp as well as soaking it in surgical spirit for half an hour in a deperate bid to kill the little sods and now my scalp is so irritated it itches twice as much, and I still might have to cut my dreads off.

anyway, misery loves company so does anyone else have any tales of woe involving evil hair buggies to share?
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haha, in future, dont work with kids!!!
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#6
I had lice when I was like 11. I had to wear a shower cap with baby oil on my head every time I went to bed. Every night for like, 3 months.

It sucked. So good luck with it.
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#8
I had them once when I was wayy younger. It was itchy. Then I scratched a lot. Then my scalp bled.

And now I'm here!
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#10
I've read somewhere you can kill them with chemicals (like putting gasoline in a plastic bag and tying it around your hair) but I have no idea if this works. Good luck on getting the lil fuckers out though!
#11
you do know that head lice prefer clean hair to dirty hair. Just dont wash or comb your hair and they'll die
#12
I had it when I was 11, had to shave... I heard olive oil might help too, use shower cap and it should suffocate them...
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I just found out today that I've gotten lice from all the volantear work i do with kids. This wouldn't be a problem but for one thing, the fact I've had dreadlocks for over a year now and don't want to get rid of them.

I've been driven mad all day by the itching and I've emptied like two bottles of the de-lousing crap into my hair and scalp as well as soaking it in surgical spirit for half an hour in a deperate bid to kill the little sods and now my scalp is so irritated it itches twice as much, and I still might have to cut my dreads off.

anyway, misery loves company so does anyone else have any tales of woe involving evil hair buggies to share?


those lil ****ers pwned you!

not the lice.... the kids.
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you do know that head lice prefer clean hair to dirty hair. Just dont wash or comb your hair and they'll die

This is true from what I know.
They don't go to a dirty head of hair, although, dreadlock's just dirty matted hair anyways which kind of defeat's the object.
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#16
wtf where you thinking anyway when helping little kids?

about that other problem, GL, they going to rape you big time, lice isnt that fun to have around when having dreadlocks.
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You volunteer to work with kids? You crazy?
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#18
i never had them but i did have a very irritated scalp as a younging, so i guess i know what u feel like
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#19
Unclean! *Walks calmly away from the Unclean one.*

I have ahad Lice... when I was like 10.
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#20
I had that about a month ago...I had it before but missed a egg so it came back.

Anyways there is the shampoo which kills them instantly, which doesn't always work...so we found home remedies that had amazing success rate.

1. Wash hair and put listerine on your head\hair and put a shower cap on for 3 hours, then take off and wash hair again...bugs will fly out.

2. Olive oil on hair will get it slick enough that the bugs will fall out if you wash it afterwards.

3. Vinegar water will wipe out the eggs if you leave it on for 10 minutes.

I'm not sure how much this will affect dreads though.
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you do know that head lice prefer clean hair to dirty hair. Just dont wash or comb your hair and they'll die


That couldn't be more wrong.

I had lice for about a month, what you need to do it wash all the sheets and anything else that may have touched your head then get a lice care kit from Walgreens. It may take a LONNNNG time to use it in dreds, but it will be worth it in the long run.
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I had that about a month ago...I had it before but missed a egg so it came back.

Anyways there is the shampoo which kills them instantly, which doesn't always work...so we found home remedies that had amazing success rate.

1. Wash hair and put listerine on your head\hair and put a shower cap on for 3 hours, then take off and wash hair again...bugs will fly out.

2. Olive oil on hair will get it slick enough that the bugs will fall out if you wash it afterwards.

3. Vinegar water will wipe out the eggs if you leave it on for 10 minutes.

I'm not sure how much this will affect dreads though.



Sorry for the double post, but that also works well.
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#23
In the future, don't volunteer.

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#24
Forgot to mention that the Listerine is actually poison to them so if you do it before anything else you could easily kill them then getting them out would be so much easier.
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I had that about a month ago...I had it before but missed a egg so it came back.

Anyways there is the shampoo which kills them instantly, which doesn't always work...so we found home remedies that had amazing success rate.

1. Wash hair and put listerine on your head\hair and put a shower cap on for 3 hours, then take off and wash hair again...bugs will fly out.

2. Olive oil on hair will get it slick enough that the bugs will fall out if you wash it afterwards.

3. Vinegar water will wipe out the eggs if you leave it on for 10 minutes.

I'm not sure how much this will affect dreads though.



+1

I've had the little ****s on and off for a month now. i kill the ****s, but since my hairs so thick theres usually one lurking around, so they come back. and the cycle continues!
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#26
at least you haven't got crabs, one of my mates gott them, no one went near him for 2 weeks
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likewise

and he's gay and caught them off a girl

get that? :hah
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never had it, all you all are white trash! LOL!

You are not a pure bassist\guitarist until you have lice and refuse to cut your long hair.
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You are not a pure bassist\guitarist until you have lice and refuse to cut your long hair.


we all know thats true
#32
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you do know that head lice prefer clean hair to dirty hair. Just dont wash or comb your hair and they'll die


I have dreads i physicaly CAN'T brush/comb my hair

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This is true from what I know.
They don't go to a dirty head of hair, although, dreadlock's just dirty matted hair anyways which kind of defeat's the object.


WRONG!
dreadlocks ar perfectly clean if you look after them like I do (Lice don't care if your hair is clean or dirty as long as thy can suck your blood) and their not matted either their just knotted.

anyway, I've been looking around on the internet and aparently they can't stand tea tre oil, heat, vinegar or rosemary, So I think I'm just going to empty a bottle of each into a really hot bath a read a book while I wait for them to die and repeat each day for a week. My dreads won't like it but I can repair them later, If it saves me from cutting them I'm all for it!
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#33
What worked when my daughter had lice was to use Rid according to package directions, follow with a solution of 50% tea tree oil 50% mild shampoo and comb the crap out of her hair with the nit combs.
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#34
They hate tea tree, you can get shampoo that does it. what i'd do is leave it sat in your hair, get a hairdryer on the job, then wash again?
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#35
that sucks man!

my cats have fleas right now (i guess its the season) but they seem to be biting me more than the cats..
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#37
well the bath's running and i tell you what it doesn't half smell pungent! I'm going to smell like a weird combination of sunday dinner, the local chippie and tea tree oil! I'll post again afterwards and we'll see how it goes...

I'm not letting me dreads go without one hell of a fight so this is WAR lol
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#38
only thing that did it for me was combing each one out unfortunately that sucks for you mate
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#39
I got em off my sister a year ago, the Dr. gave me a prescription for louse killer.
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