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Headlice Treatment in general
Member Name: chazababy
Headlice Treatment in general
Advantages: none lol
Disadvantages: no one likes head lice lets face it
Please be warned that if you are anything like me, when the subject of head lice comes up, you immediately start to scratch your head. The question that many of us ask ourselves as well as others, is do head lice prefer clean or dirty hair? Well in my opinion it doesn't really matter to them, they will go to anyone. When I was a small child my Mother is demented at the amount of times that I came home with head lice in my hair as she thought they only went to dirty hair. My Mother washed and checked my hair 3 times a week and when they were found in my hair she wouldn't stop running the nit comb through my hair till my scalp was red raw. As I grew up and had my first child, we lived next door to a family that loved children but to be fair their personal hygiene was awful. The children that lived next door always wanted to play with my girl, you could see them scratching their head every few minutes, so it wasn't long until my 8 month old daughter had them in her very fine baby hair. I was absolutely mortified and stopped talking to the family next door as I didn't' have the heart to tell their Mother to get off her backside and get rid of the mountains of head lice that lived in 4 of her daughter hairs, I mean in all honestly it isn't the children's fault.
When I was a child my hair had always been very long, right down to my bottom, and also rather thick. Most of the time my Mother would always make sure that my hair was up in a ponytail to try to save me from getting them. But it never, ever worked no matter how hard my Mother tried. Most little girls are quite cuddly and whispering secrets to their friend, I was one of these little girls which is probably why I was always coming home with them. It didn't help by the fact that at school one of our favourite games was playing hairdressers in he play ground at lunch time.
Head lice are small dark brown insects that live off the blood of a person by biting their scalp. They can be passed by walking from one hair to another, using someone else bush, or ever towel. I have to laugh at my Mother, even to this day still believes that they can live in your pubic area (laughs out loud) I have explained to my Mum that this cannot happen, what she is thinking about is pubic lice which can be passed on by sexual intercourse, a complete different topic all together. Some people use the words headl ice and some use the word nits, what some people do not realise is that they are two different things. Nits are the babies that are hatched from the head lice, this looks like a little see through egg, if you squash it you will hear it crack, this is a nit. Nits, head lice eggs, get stuck on the hair shaft closest to the scalp that they can get. After around 7 days the egg hatches and are born around 2 weeks later when they are fully grown, then they start to lay their eggs. Normally if you find nits in your hair, you will either find a mummy or daddy head lice in your hair, your partners or even your child or children. It is better to check the whole household hair even the Fathers if it is short or not as when I was little my Father thought that it was silly for my Mother to check his hair as he hardly had any and surprise, surprise he had the biggest head lice of us all.
After a few years of me constantly getting them, my Mother realised that I was in a tremendous amount of pain and had developed a number of scabs around my head where she has been pulling the nit comb through my hair. I think the reason that my Mother never noticed how sore it was for me for so long, is that after many years she was diagnosed with OCD which for those that do not know is a cleaning compulsive disorder. So without thinking she had to get the nits and head lice out as soon as she could as to her my hair was dirty and have to be cleaned. However she she did finally notice she went to the chemist and had explained to them that I was constantly getting them and couldn't get them cleared out of my head. The chemist had recommend that she used a lotion, unfortunately I cant remember the name of the product. From what I can remember as it was many many years ago the lotion had to be put on dry hair, massaged into the scalp and left for a while before rinsing he lotion off, then taking a nit come through the hair to get all the dead head lice out. I remember the day that my Mother used this on me, it scared the hell out of me. I remember coughing as my Mum put the lotion on my hair, by the time I got into the bath to rinse it off I couldn't breath for the fumes that was coming off the lotion. My Mother quickly rinsed it off and got me out of the bath and out for some fresh air to help clear my lungs. The head lice lotion was suitable for children and came with no warning for children that was asthmatic which I wasn't but got help me if I was. Luckily my Mother never used it on me again. She learned that if she washed my hair with normal shampoo and left a thick layer of conditioner rubbed into my hair and left for half an hour, you can comb through your hair while the conditioner was still in and the head lice would just slide out the hair. Although all through school I was never cleared from head lice, my Mothers new technique saved me getting a sore and irritated scalp.
When my daughter had them at 8 months old, my heart sank, to be fair I felt like an awful Mother. My Nana had recommended getting a lotion but after what I had experienced as a child I wasn't about to put my own small child through what could possible have the same income or worse. As I got home, I looked out a nit come and started to comb through my daughters hair. It wasn't long before I noticed that her hair was too thin for the nit comb to work. I sat and read my daughter a story, not long after that she fell asleep on my lap. I tilted her head to one side and started to search through her fine hair, sliding and cracking the nits when I came across them. Just by luck my daughter slept for three hours which allowed me to pull them all out one by one. I realised that I didn't find any head lice just nits so I realised that I had to have it. Sure enough when I washed my hair and went through it I found a large one with no head lice. My daughter will be 7 his year and luckily she has never had them since.
If you search the internet you will probably find many different ways to get rid of the head lice but my opinion is plain and simple. Save your money, save your time. Wash the infected hair as normally, shampoo and condition. Leave the conditioner in the hair for half an hour and comb through while in the bath. Rinse the hair and comb through again once out of the bath, where you will probably find a few more. Continue every 2 days and you should be clear of them within a week.
I hope that my review is of some use to you thank you for taking the time to read it. Thanks again.
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