Yes, head lice does cause hair loss! I am a mixed (black and white) woman who probably had head lice for years without realizing because it is assumed that black people (I have black hair) don't get head lice which is a farce! I thought the nits were dandruff and I thought the itch was just a normalcy! Wow The only reason I found out I had head lice is because I actually saw the bugs!I braided my hair with extensions, (the packs of hair has bugs in them so if you are braiding, you should wash the hair thoroughly) and upon completion of braiding my hair, I noted the back of my neck burning and then an itch that was undescribable. When I removed the braids, I noted white looking bugs for which I tried some home remedies. The olive oil DOES work in that it calms the itching and biting. The olive oil is a natural deterant for these little bastards and I think it kills the adults. However, the olive oil just wasn't working overall in the removal process. I got drastic and put bleach on a wash cloth and preceded to scrub my scalp with the washcloth and lo and behold, I noted that white balls were coming off my scalp and became noticeable (thousands, ughhhhhh) in my hair and on the wash cloth for which I removed them (eggs) As you rub your scalp, rinse out the nits, bleach add water and scrub some more. I continued this process until I didn't see any more eggs. When you do this process, you can actually feel the eggs on your scalp with your fingers. There is some kind of sticky stuff attached to the egss and to your scalp! The process is drastic but it worked like a charm. However, it does cause some burning and irritation. I waited for two-three days and did the process again because I knew I had missed some (eggs). I don't recommend using this remedy on children, especially under the age of 12 but whatever works as the lice were making my life a living hell because the scratching became very noticeable and because I knew what was going on, my personality changed dramatically. After I washed my hair the second time after the bleach procedure, I noted bald patches. Particulary around the nape of my neck and my edges. Prior to my realizing that I had head lice and the lice episode, I thought I was having alopecia problems but my hair is growing back in those areas which I think was due to the fact that so many eggs were laid and this cut off proteins or what ever to my hair shaft.Therefore, from living this experience, lice does cause hair loss but this procedure definitely works!
Can I use a flat iron to get the stray lice eggs out of my daughter’s hair - We used the lice shampoo on my daughter’s hair. I haven’t found any live bugs. Now there are just random eggs that I find in her hair while I’m combing through to get whatever eggs are remaining. They are not on her scalp but on her hair. Can I use a flat iron to kill
Can I use a flat iron to get the stray lice eggs out of my daughter’s hair? - We used the lice shampoo on my daughter’s hair. I haven’t found any live bugs. Now there are just random eggs that I find in her hair while I’m combing through to get whatever eggs are remaining. They are not on her scalp but on her hair. Can I use a flat iron to kill
Really need help-I have a hair problem, how can you tell if you have lice - I have these white things that cling to my hair. I am NOT sure if they are nits or what…I went to lots of websites, and they said that nits are slightly tan or yellow colored, but the ones of my hair are white and clear. Also, I have never felt or seen a louse/lice
How do I get rid of lice - So this past summer my little sister had a birthday party in which one of the kids had lice, without our knowledge. My little sister ended up getting lice which gave it to me. My little sister and I were the only people who had lice in our family. We did all we could to
How do I get rid of head lice? Please help! :( - I’ve had head lice for so long now, (couple of years) When I manage to get rid of it, it finds its way back to my head within a few days! I find it really frustrating and awkward because I’m always so paranoid about letting people use my hair brushes and vice versa and clipping
Is it obvious when someone has lice? could you have them and not know - I bet my daughter had head lice four times growing up. It’s always the people with clean hair that get them because if your hair is greasy the nits can’t hold on to the shaft. It’s not always obvious when someone else has lice, but if you have them, it’s more than obvious. To make
When bleached already colored hair… - My hair is originally blond but not bleach blond. i died it black about 2 years ago and i haven’t gone back. i bleached it two days ago and i got an Extreme burning sensation. but i took it and left it in for the hole hour as commended. but i didn’t work. My plan