August 31, 2016 at 3:31 AM #52610
Omg! I had a weave in my hair and wasn’t washing it regularly. My cat got fleas and INFESTED my house and me. Since I love cuddling with him and he always lays on top of the couch by my hair. I have been trying to get rid of them from my hair now for a week. I have tried licefree, baking soda paste on my hair, Apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, flat ironing my hair, blow drying, sitting under a hair dryer and I still feel them biting me. I am at a loss. My next step is to get a relaxer. With my hair straight I might have a better chance at picking them out. My natural hair is so thick it is so hard to use a lice comb on it. Any african Americans with any advise about this?September 23, 2016 at 6:27 AM #54213
I am experiencing the same problem. I’ve cut my hair very short so that I can now comb it through without a struggle. The fleas have burrowed under the skin in my scalp & it has been a nightmare trying to get rid of them. They also freely move about on my body & bites.
I have been trying everything for the last 2 months & yes do have some success, but they just keep on coming out. My doctor first diagnose it as scabies and not receiving the right treatment cause the infestation.. It is so disgusting that only my husband & sister knows about it.
I am currently leaving Hedrin Treat & Go Lotion on my hair continuously (I know this isn’t how it should be used, but I’m at my wits end) to see if there is no break – the flea cycle will be broken – it seem to be working as they are getting less. I am also taking Diatomaceous Earth which I think is helping.
I have an appointment to see the Dermatologist, but reading some posts on here, it might be a waste of time – plus I am praying that I will be cured by then.
It would be good, if when others find a cure – they post it to help those still suffering.September 23, 2016 at 6:30 AM #54384
First bath your cat don’t let him or her outside anymore. Put flea powder down everywhere you see your pet rest, play and eat, and let it sit for 48 hours. Vacuum vigorously for the next 3 days pulling out couches behind curtains, under your bed, and the rest of the house. After this routine is done and the bites continue then more than likely it’s probably bed bugs.September 23, 2016 at 6:46 AM #54964
Hope you’ve beaten the fleas, but if you haven’t after relaxing your hair – you could try Hibi Scrub (what medical staff use to scrub up). You should be able to buy it from a Drug Store or online – its reasonable about $16..
Saw my doctor today & because I was upset about constantly being bitten etc – she prescribed this for me to cleanse my body (all over including hair) with whilst I am waiting for Dermatologist appointment. It is amazing the fleas died instantly on contact with the liquid – I was shocked, because I have tried so many things the last few months and they weren’t effective. I wish she had prescribed me this months ago – anyway thank God for it now.
It won’t kill the fleas in my scalp but certainly did the ones in my hair and on my body (instantly).
Hope this will help you (if you’re still suffering) and anyone else.March 19, 2017 at 9:01 AM #65544
Hi has anyone had any luck truly ridding themselves of this awful affliction. I have short natural hair, which i cut to make it easier to comb through. Surprisingly it seems my problem got worse with short hair. Anyway i have tried everything from pesticides to natural remedies and while at times it controls the problem, i am never able to completely rid myself of the issue. I am constantly washing my hair with ingredients i know will kill adults but I can never seem to comb the eggs off my scalp completely and at times by the next day its like my scalp is infested again. Currently i am washing daily with vinegar and rosemary repel shampoo and fine combing, hair and scalp with flea comb. While this helps with adults within hours any pupae missed will begin hatching. Especially if i am around a lot of people or there is a lot of vibration noise in the environment, it awakens them to hatch. I am truly at my wits end, I will try the Hibiscrub mentioned above, can you give us an update on if it helped you win your battle. Thanks you all!