Imagine you see the hottest new blockbuster on opening night. You are amazed at the action scene, cry when the main characters fall in love and applaud when the day is eventually saved. You walk out of the theater talking about how the great the movie was with your companion and at first you don’t notice how itchy your head is. You have no idea that while you were enjoying the cinematography, little white bugs were finding a new home, your head.
Lice is a common problem with people and is usually transferred via a hair brush or other hair utensils that are shared. They can be transferred using someone’s towel or hat. You can get lice many different ways, but there are many myths about the dreaded head vermin. For example, lice are not attractive to a dirty head over a clean head. The truth is they would rather find a clean head to crawl onto because they can attach to the skin better. And they do crawl; they don’t hop or fly like other insects their size. So, whether or not you get lice has nothing to do with your hygiene and it has nothing to do with your ethnicity, age or social status. It does not matter which combination of these things you are, your head is just as attractive to lice as the next.
If you find the white critters in your hair, think about where and who you have been with the last twenty-four hours. They bugs only live a specific amount of time not on someone’s head, so more than likely you contracted the companions the day before. If you did, you do not need to quarantine yourself inside your house, but head down to the pharmacy and get one of the many products created to get rid of the annoyances and know that you did nothing specific to be one of the many people who get lice.