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xxZeromancerlovexx
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02 Jul 2014, 12:46 pm

Do beautiful girls get them? I'm going into working with kids and I'll get head lice and my clothes will get ruined. Do pretty girls get head lice, too?


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02 Jul 2014, 12:59 pm

What a bizarre question!

People with hair can get lice. Beauty is irrelevant.



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02 Jul 2014, 1:27 pm

No. Head lice have too much respect for beauty. They only infest the hair of ugly people.


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02 Jul 2014, 1:34 pm

wa????



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02 Jul 2014, 1:40 pm

I'm just having a massive panic attack about all this. I need to learn that how big your wardrobe is doesn't reflect on physical beauty.


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02 Jul 2014, 1:47 pm

Anyone can get head lice regardless of their looks or hygiene and working with kids puts you at a higher risk than the general population as far as I know.

I never got them in my life even when I was in school and a lot of kids had them. I suspect that my being a mostly friendless outcast helped with this as I wasn't sharing hair things or getting all physical with friends.



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02 Jul 2014, 2:31 pm

Beautiful people are just as likely to get had lice. HOWEVER,

What happens when the problem is exposed might seem very different.

Beautiful person: Ew... look what happened to me. Can you believe it? Others around her: Eww.. i'm so sorry to hear!

Not as Beautiful person:
darn. I got head lice. Others around: Whoah! what did you do! dont get near me!



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02 Jul 2014, 2:35 pm

VegetableMan wrote:
No. Head lice have too much respect for beauty. They only infest the hair of ugly people.


Lice have standards too, you know. It's instinct.



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02 Jul 2014, 5:48 pm

xxZeromancerlovexx wrote:
Do beautiful girls get them? I'm going into working with kids and I'll get head lice and my clothes will get ruined. Do pretty girls get head lice, too?

getting head lice wont ruin your clothes, they live in hair and stay there, they pass on when heads touch. If you catch them, you can lice comb to remove them or use a lice lotion from the pharmacy, you can wash your bedding if you are very concerned.

you should read a page on head lice on the web as it will reassure you that it is nothing to worry about.



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02 Jul 2014, 6:29 pm

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Lice have standards too, you know. It's instinct.


True. But they aren't above infesting the heads of well known musicians.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm221MhoF_c


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02 Jul 2014, 7:12 pm

lotusblossom wrote:
xxZeromancerlovexx wrote:
Do beautiful girls get them? I'm going into working with kids and I'll get head lice and my clothes will get ruined. Do pretty girls get head lice, too?

getting head lice wont ruin your clothes, they live in hair and stay there, they pass on when heads touch. If you catch them, you can lice comb to remove them or use a lice lotion from the pharmacy, you can wash your bedding if you are very concerned.

you should read a page on head lice on the web as it will reassure you that it is nothing to worry about.


Every page I look at says to wash clothes in hot water and dry them on high heat :(


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03 Jul 2014, 1:54 am

xxZeromancerlovexx wrote:
I'm just having a massive panic attack about all this. I need to learn that how big your wardrobe is doesn't reflect on physical beauty.


No, you need to learn, that your pharmacy has tons of medication against head lice. And the reason they do so is because, even when its nowadays an horrible taboo, its not that uncommon that they spread from now and then. ^^ When my relatives brought them with them from their trip to eastern europe, it does not mean that they were ugly or unhygienic, it simply meant that east-european hotels had bad standards around 1995. ^^

Standard cloths that you anyway wash regularly after using them, are not really the problem. So lices normally stay in your hair and head area, but sometimes rare ones can accidently get lost when crawling, thats the reason why you should care for washing bet sheds and treating jackets too. (There are sprays for that, so no need to wash your luxury leather-fur jacket in the hot washing machine. ^^) So that treating of cloths is only preventing that 1-2 rare lost lice might "infect" you again, after treating yourself with an anti-lice shampoo. But its not that common, that they are spreaded that much, so normally when you mention to have lice, (tickles, itching), and then immediately care to treat them, its only about a dozend matured ones and tons of eggs. By using a simple shampoo, both of them gets killed, and to be sure to have killed every egg as well you normally repeat that two times every few days, so that even when a lice-egg survived the shampoo, it gets killed again before becoming mature and laying eggs again.

I had lices two times, and if you immediately care for them, its only about a change of shampoo for a certain time, and for esthetic's reasons to use that typical thin hair combs. (They are normally in a package with the shampoo.) So yes, you should definitely treat them, when you have them, but there is absolutely no need for panic attacks.



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03 Jul 2014, 4:38 am

Why are you all giving such terrible advice ?
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As any headliceologist can confirm, head lice are known to be both bisexual and chronically shy.
This means that they are typically just way too nervous to ever approach beautiful women (or handsome men) ... leaving their hair free from infestation.

It's also well documented that head lice can consume 5000 times their body weight in nice clothes daily.... it's not uncommon for one head louse to devour an entire dress overnight, for example.



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03 Jul 2014, 8:33 am

Head lice don't discriminate.



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03 Jul 2014, 9:57 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
Head lice don't discriminate.


;-) You have clearly never met any redneck headlice !