hairdresser and head lice eggs?

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i have had the most horrible problem with nits the last year and 2019 - not in 2020 as that was 'lockdown era'. But in the last couple of months ive had headlice around 10 times due to living at home with my young sister. Granted, ive only seen one actual nit I usually just get the eggs.

Not only do i get headlice from home but i seem to get it from uni too! anyway i thought i had head lice a week ago due to itching and nit combed and did a nit treatment but found nothing (I just had white stuff in my hair) i still went ahead and did the treatment, changed my bed clothes, washed my brushes etc (im use to the routine now). Yesterday i still had some white stuff in my hair so i nit combed, again i found nothing but the white specs had reduced. Tomorrow im meant to go in to the hairdresser to get a braid done but im wondering if they'll turn me away if they see any white specs in my hair? They're mostly gone but there's a few odd ones i just cant seem to get rid of them ALL and its extremely stressful. I'm thinking of even going to the doctor. Will they turn me away even if they see one spec? At this rate im not even sure if its lice since ive not seen a live one and have thoroughly nit combed.
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Use mustard oil mixed with lemon or coconut oil mixed with neem oil, rosemary, tea tree
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(Original post by Kimyunzi)
Use mustard oil mixed with lemon or coconut oil mixed with neem oil, rosemary, tea tree
She wants a solution for head lice, not a recipe for salad dressing.
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(Original post by Kimyunzi)
Use mustard oil mixed with lemon or coconut oil mixed with neem oil, rosemary, tea tree
The NHS specifically advises not to use tree or plant oils as a treatment:

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Everyone in the house needs to be treated, otherwise those head lice ain’t going anywhere.
Straighteners are a wonderful tool for getting rid of lice, in my personal experience 3 times spaced out fairly evenly in two weeks will do the trick.
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The NHS specifically advises not to use tree or plant oils as a treatment:

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People have used oils for centuries in India and Asian countries and they have successfully treated lice and have amazing hair. I had lice and used these oils and they are gone.
So don't try to teach me
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She wants a solution for head lice, not a recipe for salad dressing.
These are solutions which work wonders but of course here people who are ignorant will come and respond rudely. What a site
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Are you absolutely certain this isn’t dandruff?

Regardless - wash your hair with fairy liquid, comb it out (I do this with kittens so you’ll be fine). Put in some leave in conditioner (I like hair food - the yellow one - but it really doesn’t matter). Dry your hair a little so it doesn’t rot. Can you French plait? If you can do that. If you can’t tie your hair up in a tight pony and plait it. Can’t plait? Three sections - left into middle, right into middle, left into middle etc etc etc. Doesn’t need to look tidy, doesn’t matter if you go over or under. Just side to side into the middle.

Honestly this sounds like dandruff so head and shoulders is your best bet as a starter, but if it’s nits the fairy will get them.

ETA - Ring the hairdresser to warn them if you’re worried about being turned away.
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People have used oils for centuries in India and Asian countries and they have successfully treated lice and have amazing hair. I had lice and used these oils and they are gone.
So don't try to teach me
Your experience does not trump the NHS's advice. In this country, that is the advice that we follow - please do not spread misinformation. This is against TSR's rules.
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Your experience does not trump the NHS's advice. In this country, that is the advice that we follow - please do not spread misinformation. This is against TSR's rules.
This ISNT misinformation. And I'm British. So don't teach me.
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