Half a Solution

I have shaved half of my daughter´s head, ear to ear. Very nineties!

I suppose I will have to wait until tomorrow to find out how effective it was..

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  1. Reclaiming

    You have my sympathies with the lice issue. I have been through it before and it was pure hell! The lice was discovered on oldest daughter by my sister in law, who threw a fit when she realized that one of her daughters also had it. Then I discovered that both of my other kids had it too (including then 3 mo. old baby). We all had it. I was still having problems with breastfeeding (baby couldnt latch properly due to a short tongue) at the time and was having to routinely pump milk to feed her every couple of hours. The laundry, vacuuming, bathing and combing through hair for lice, plus the exhaustion of a new baby was horrible. Husband was totally unsupportive. Went for umrah around that time so when I shaved baby’s head they had matching bald heads. All of my in-laws blamed me, made their kids wear scarves or hats around my children, if I shampooed my girls’ hair sister-in-law would shower them again because She didn’t trust that I did a good enough job. For months afterwards she would check oldest daughter for lice before letting her play with her children. I didn’t know this was happening and was very angry when my daughter told me about it. The way they shamed and blamed me for it and husband being so unsupportive threw me into a major suicidal depression. Not even joking.

    But seriously, you will get through this. It is not your fault and it sounds like you are doing everything you can do. People make way too big a deal out of it. Lice are not harmful from a health stand point. In a week or two you will be over it for good, so hang on! By the way the best treatments are the sprays that you leave on overnight and wash out in the morning. I wouldn’t bother with the fancy comb, just use the finest tooth comb you can find.

    • Thanks, what a horror story! I am so lucky not to have in-laws anymore… I just shaved her head. She is being a very good sport. I wish I had the excuse of Umrah! Overnight sprays? I think I have to find some. I didn´t see much in town, and had to order the good stuff.

  2. Oh dear. I hope she wasn’t too upset.

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