tonight i was taking out the dog and the two 7 year old twins approached me. they're fraternal and one has dark hair and the other has light hair... well i noticed the dark haired one's hair was obviously dyed. it wasn't as dark on top and two toned. so i asked her gently "why does your hair look lighter?" and she said her mom dyed it to get rid of the lice. she said she did all of them but her twin's hair looked the same to me.
now, ive dealt with lice since may on and off with all 3 of my girls, and have definitely reached the end of my rope more than once with it and felt like shaving them bald a few times and just crying other times lmao but id never even consider putting those chemicals in my child's hair (i dont use lice treatment either). and if i were going to do it, i'd atleast do it right... the child has two toned hair! i know it'll eventually wash out but that's terrible IMO.
so i guess to make this a question... what extremes, if any, would you take if you just couldn't get rid of your child's lice?
(i'd also like to add that if done diligently it's not THAT hard to get rid of, it's harder to keep them AWAY when your child keeps bringing it home from school)
Answer by Ballad at 11:54 PM on Sep. 5, 2013
the only thing we do (besides laundry) is oil.
If we hear of lice we grease the kids.
I don't care if it is scientifically unproven, anecdotally (for us) it works
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