head lice

Shocking video uploaded to Liveleak.com shows a Mexican woman apparently asleep on public transportation with lice swarming all over her hair and a black hat she is wearing.

The other passengers on the bus seemed unaware of the lice infestation in their midst.

Head lice, or nits, are six-legged greyish-white parasites that typically spread from head-to-head contact or by sharing personal items such as hats, combs, brushes or sleeping on infested pillows and bed linen.

Contrary to popular belief, head lice do not jump from head-to-head.

Head lice feed on blood from the scalp to survive. They usually live on the scalp for 30 days. They don't live long off the scalp.

Caucasian preschool and elementary school students have the highest risk of contracting head lice. But anyone with grade 1 or 2 (straight, stringy) hair types are at risk.

Black people with grade 3 or 4 (nappy, tightly coiled) hair types have the lowest risk or no risk for head lice infestation.

hair grade types

Symptoms of head lice infestation include intense itching and sores or scabs on the scalp.

Head lice are becoming resistant to traditional self-treatment with over-the-counter products. Even saturating the head with Olive oil has proven to be an exercise in futility.

Doctors suggest consulting your health care provider for prescription-strength nit-removal treatment.

 

Hair grade types chart via June's Journal

  • BingBangBoom

    Everyday before school my mom use to soak my hair in Blue Magic hair grease. Yall better catch on. Lol

  • ShWa

    Ewww what city was this??

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I wonder if she is homeless? Had a guy here film a homeless lady here who had a blanket with lice on it. I felt bad for her, don’t know why is azz was filming her.

  • Patricia

    atlantas marta has the nerve to have UPHOLSTERED seats on some buses. i stood the entire time. its completely unsanitary and im wondering who had such an idea and how it was passed into development in the first place.
    i saw video footage of public trains and buses being hosed down and disinfected and thats what they need and require, not cloth covered seats. what the hell marta

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ugh ??

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    OMG I am shook?

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I can't look at that video. Just looking at the pictures made me itch?

  • Soda

    I'm glad that lice have decided that the intricate pattern of grade 3 & 4 hair is too much work for them.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Folks been on there with head lice. Its just now the internet age.

  • Renee26

    I'm itching just reading this mess

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Renee26

    Yes...the oils in our hair save us

  • Renee26

    Same

  • Fire & Ice

    Lawwd this is why I disinfect everything. Before I did my leg curls at the gym the other day, I disinfected the machine before using it. Ugh I look at everything before I sit or touch anything.

  • Nikkiknows

    I was about to eat lunch, I think I'll pass now...smh...

  • therealashland

    Probably got it from the wypepol she work for

  • Logan Roberts

    Damn glad I ate already sheesh ??.

  • Sushi

    YESSSSSS

  • Bossy704

    I recall my elementary school classmates coming in with all their hair suddenly chopped off. My mother put enough grease in my hair to warrant several shampoos so I never got lice or ringworm. 3C/4A Here.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Thanks Sandra, but this is the first time I skipped to the comments. I can't be scratching all day due to the heebie-jeebies.

  • BadAss Will

    I'm glad I'm nappy.. Yep nappy and happy??

  • Wreckognize Game

    Everytime our Jr. High school had the lice letter sent home to notify our parents that SOMEBODY had it. We knew it was the one yt girl that was missing for a few days. She was the only other in our school.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I wonder if she is homeless because how are you going around with these creepy crawlers all over your hair hat and scalp and doing nothing about it???

  • Quitedeliteful

    Thanks for the hair grade types. I never knew what any of the numbers or letters meant...

  • cherrypie

    ???? 7 months post relaxer. Best decision ive made. Found out I have 3c hair type. Never had to worry about lice tho. Really thought it was something only white folks got. Btw, this video is nasty as hell.

  • cherrypie

    Right, im sure you can feel them crawling around ???

  • Quitedeliteful

    And she had to have seen them when she put her hat on...

  • Trace da Ace

    ewwww!!! Just watching that video makes me itch!!!! disgusting!!

  • cherrypie

    Right. Soooo we just ignoring critters crawling in our head. Not I. I'd go smooth crazy.

  • Anunnaki

    Bugs love fur, whitty and em have fur for hair, but they call us monkeys...laughable

  • Trace da Ace

    Blue magic was that shit!!! Especially when my mom would hot comb out hair....shit would sizzle like some bacon!

  • cherrypie

    Still use blue magic now that im going natural. My hair loves it ??

  • Pnthr

    So gross! I'm thankful for my curly hair.

  • SpillyNillie

    Not watching....I'm already itching!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm guessing that this lady must have a mental deficiency because no one is gonna tolerate critters crawling and eating at your scalp without going bat-shyt crazy... How can you even doze off with these things all over you???

  • Kemi

    Okay too murch for lunchtime. Don’t know her living situation etc... i feel for her, for the fact she was filmed and disclosed.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Watching that just made my skin crawl. Yuck on yuck on yuck.

  • Karen Brady

    I clearly remember elementary school and they'd come around and check our scalps with chopstick like things. Even back then I was side-eyeing the white children cuz we thought if anyone brought that mess to school it was them! Mom was like "AND DON"T BE WEARING ANYONE'S HAT!" Please! As soon as I got out of her line of vision my own damn hat was stuffed in my bookbag.

  • Karen Brady

    LOL

  • Karen Brady

    WAIT! But those hair types above are weave ain't they? LOLLLLLLLLL I can't Auntie. Not today. No ma'am.

  • Karen Brady

    LOL

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Caucasian preschool and elementary school students have the highest risk of contracting head lice.
    __________________________________

    this is not even a joke. we used to line up in elementary school and there would always be 2/3 Caucasian kids pulled out of the line. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3a5f6182adf7601cc7d6bd7651b790edefe1d56085936c9c74c4b8a2232152d5.gif

  • Karen Brady

    *CRINE* Iove saying heebie jeebies.

  • Karen Brady

    *Hollered*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!

  • Rayne

    When I see stuff like this in public it makes me wanna scratch THAT THANG ? so bad in public like fawk it!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *gags*

  • Karen Brady

    I HATE upholstery in most public places and only sit on it when I have no real choice.

  • Rayne

    I’m seriously bout to scratch that THANG in public lmao

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    same here!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    chile, looking like malnourished roadkill, smh

  • Kayke

    Sandra, does relaxed hair increase the chance of infestation since the texture is now straight? I was under the impression it was more so the oils we produced more than the texture that decreased our chances of getting lice.

  • C Mack

    Same

  • Wreckognize Game

    I keep trying to go natural however my patience is short, my face is too fat to cut it all off and I don't know how to wear wigs, tracks or clip-ins. I'm fvcked with a perm?

  • Fire & Ice

    Me tooo. I went straight to the comments?. I can't be scratching all day because I viewed this ?

  • hi-liter

    LOL....when that lady started moving her hands thru her head, the person taking video got THE FUC outta the way. Don't Lice do the same thing to your scalp as they do to your crotch? She act like she cant feel shit.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    ???

  • Meme

    Hahaha

  • cherrypie

    Lmao...I with you on that. I will NOT do the big chop but my hair has grown faster and is more healthy than it ever was with my relaxer. Tried a sew-in for the first time and it looked horrible. took it out after two weeks. But i get my hair flat-ironed every couple of weeks and just wrap it at night. It helps. Still haven't tried any twist out or braid outs just yet.

  • TMW

    Good job!! Haven’t had a relaxer in years, but June 29th celebrates one year since the big chop, but only been really letting my hair grow out a bit since December and going to get my ends clipped for the first time this week. My 3C hair has grown back thicker. Cantu products work ok but I’m still not really getting the look I want. I’ve tried Kinky Curly and As I Am (which work wonderful for my daughter’s 3C hair).

    What products are you using?

  • TMW

    See, the way my trypophobia is set up...yeah, not gonna even watch that - don’t need no triggers today.

  • cherrypie

    I applaud you for going for the big chop. I dont think I have the right head shape for it tho but everyone tells me if I do it will grow back quick within the year. Most of the products that I use is Cantu (Just ok) and Shea Moisture. Shea gives my hair moisture because its extremely dry ?. I heard Camille Rosr was good too but I haven't tried it. Im gonna try the Kinky Curly and the As I am line too. See what works for me.

  • Bdot
  • Yardgirl

    I walk around cleaning off every damn machine before touching it!! These nasty ass people jump on and off without wiping it off and it drives me nuts!! I stay giving them stank face!! *shudder*

  • TMW

    I had researched Camille Rose but haven’t tried it yet. I’ll try that and Shea Moisture. I wish all the products had trial sizes. That stuff gets expensive.

  • Dystaney Kimble

    Oyin has trial size if you're into the products

  • Fire & Ice

    Folks nasty ???

  • Applebootay

    You see how he stepped way TF back when they woke up and started patting those lice.....I'm amazed that a person can sleep through this...

  • Quagsire!

    Made me sick...

  • Jennifer

    OMG! I would have acted a damned FOOL on that train! Just the thought of being in the same space with that going on is making my flesh crawl. By far the nastiest shit in life! How can she just sit there like there's not 1000 bugs CRAWLING on her!!!!

  • Yardgirl

    Word!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did you expect her to staple real hair to the board? Come on/

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Good question. I think so.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    My hair is 5B/5C, meaning it's off the chart nappy. ?

  • January Jones

    This is where I dramatically faint.....

  • 2gr8ful

    Exactly, having nappy hair is a blessing sometimes you have to thank God and keep it moving ROFL.

  • Karen Brady

    *CRINE* Ma'am. Just crine. You right.

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • 2gr8ful

    Shea M always have $2 coupons in the Sunday paper and online, get them then wait until Walgreens and CVS have buy one get one free (bogo) sales (they do this regularly) so you will pay around $4 bucks each on a $12 product. ($12 for two because one is free - 2 $2 coupons = $8 for two. On their $10 products you will pay $3 each.

  • slim3542

    Food products are best like eggs, mayo, olive oil, honey, aloe plants....really good for natural hair. Pinterest.com has great content for Black hair.

  • Malai

    ??????

  • fRAktal Reality

    You are correct and very observant.

  • fRAktal Reality

    That means you have the most sacred hair coils...super magnetic. Be proud.

    On another note...

    The numerical hair grading system is flawed. It is genetically impossible for RECESSIVE straight hair to precede NON-RECESSIVE coil/helix/spiral hair. The COIL was first and demonstrated throughout nature.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's a little too complicated for me. You're right about my naps being super magnetic. Lint and everything else sticks to them.

  • fRAktal Reality

    It's complicated to you because you are not observant and unaligned with your internal core intelligence that allows you to identify the genetic imprint of nature--via numbers, colors, shapes and sound-- within your own biology. You are not centered. Quite frankly, this is the reason why many Blacks lack self-confidence and self-esteem which hinders creativity.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    ? ?