Fall is my favorite time of the year. I absolutely adore walking in my neighborhood when the leaves on the trees begin changing colors. I also love shopping for warm clothes to wear when the weather turns chilly outside. During this time of the year, I typically wear thin, long-sleeved shirts, jeans, riding boots, and light jackets. My favorite types of jackets are ones made of denim and corduroy. When shopping for a fall wardrobe, I look for items in rich colors such as chocolate brown, maroon, and purple. On this blog, I hope you will discover ingenious, shopping tips to help you gain the new, fall wardrobe of your dreams. Enjoy!
Human hair wigs (like those from Hair In A Pinch) have many advantages over synthetic wigs, the most important of which is that real hair looks more natural and the wigs are easier to care for. The downside is that natural hair wigs are susceptible to some of the same issues as your own hair, including lice. Lice do not recognize that your wigs are not rooted to your scalp, only that the natural hair is the same as what they are used to. The wigs still provide lice with a place to lay and attach their eggs, and the wigs place the lice in close proximity to their blood meal locations (e.g., your scalp, behind your ears, nape of your neck, etc.). Should you find that you have contracted lice in your human hair wigs, here is how to handle this situation.
Remove the Wig, Wash Your Scalp, Then Wash the Wig
There is something to be said about getting head lice in a head of hair you can just remove. After you place the wig on its stand, wash your entire head with a lice shampoo, which will place a toxin on your scalp that the lice will not enjoy biting. Then wash the wig just like you would wash your own hair, but keep it off your head. Towel dry the wig, then put it back on its stand.
Comb Through the Wig
Using a fine-toothed comb, comb through the wig for lice and nits. The lice will look like small grains of rice and will hold fast to the hair, so you may have to gently tug them off the wig. The nits will be much smaller, silvery, and even tougher to remove. At least with the wig off, you can use a little vegetable oil to remove the nits, then wash the wig again. It is also nice that you can completely do your own head without the embarrassment of having to ask someone else comb through your hair to remove the lice and nits for you.
Alternative Method of Getting Rid of the Lice
Because the wig can be removed from your scalp, you have an additional advantage and another lice removal method that people with rooted hair do not. You can bag up the infested wig, seal it tight, and leave it sit by itself for a little over a month. This essentially starves the adult lice, while suffocating and starving the nits that manage to survive the shampooing.Share
8 November 2016