Bi-racial children and lice

Julie - posted on 12/17/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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Lice is going around my kids school. I have heard that bi-racial children can't get lice. Is this true? Any suggestions on how to prevent it. I know the basics like no sharing hats and things.

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Crystal - posted on 03/10/2012

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I just joined. I found out yesterday that my 4 month old has lice. She is black and white. I am a black woman and have never dealt with this. I have other mixed children but their hair is thicker and curlier versus my baby whos hair is straight. I am so upset and shocked

Pam - posted on 02/01/2010

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biracial children can get lice. However, lice cannot stick to grease or oil. Hairspray helps too. Putting hair up or cutting it short helps avoid exposure to lice.

Kyrie - posted on 11/22/2011

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Also, it's not about how dirty a person's hair is, it's scientifically proven that it has to do with the shape of the hair follicles.

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Kyrie - posted on 11/22/2011

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I've been around kids with lice and have never gotten them. I know you can get them, but a lot of factors go into it so be just as careful as anyone else. I had a friend who had them so bad her hair was falling out and i didn't catch them hugging her. My little sister's friend slept over with them and neither of us caught them and she is white (my sis).

Chris - posted on 11/20/2011

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Hello Moms... A friend from the east coast told me about this great line of kid's hair care stuff that is actually for lice prevention. I looked up their site, www.zippitydoos.com, and saw tha it was available at Dahl's of all places. I never knew you could prevent lice, but this company says their line is pediatrician approved, laboratory tested, and paraben and sulfate-free. I picked up some yesterday and will use the shampoo and conditioner tonight at bath time. Smells pretty good and my daughter loved the bottle and the pretty colors. They have a whole line and my friend, a mom of 3, swears by it. Good luck!

Lisa - posted on 02/12/2010

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I never knew the reason why and I am a black female with bi-racial children, but I've never known any black or bi-racial kids to ever get lice even when all the other races at my kids school had it going around. The doctor told me something about why usually black children don't get lice but....sorry, I forgot why! But its only if your child is mixed with black....if you mix with like white/hispanic or something like that, its easy to get.

Tiffany - posted on 02/12/2010

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I would just like to say thank you for posting this!!!! I know this sounds funny but I felt like such a horrible mother cause my 2 year ole got lice! It's just nice to know that there are others out there! lol Sorry I know it sounds lame but thanks!

Tiffany - posted on 02/12/2010

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Yeah this is sooo not true!!! My daughter is bi-racial and she had it! It was horrible to get ride of because for one she is very young and two the texture of her hair! But the best prevention is to try and keep it oiled and if you have a girl I would try and do a lot of 'up dos' for school just for extra precaution!!

Amy - posted on 02/11/2010

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My hair dresser told me that I should put their daddy's grease,oil etc in their hair when lice is going around at their preschool. LICE ONLY ATTACHES TO CLEAN HAIR!!

Melisa - posted on 01/31/2010

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a lot of grease cocoanut is best but just keep a lot in their hair that is all u can do

Elizabeth - posted on 01/30/2010

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While it is true it's rare for a african american child to get it, interacial children do. The quality of the hair is similar to that of non black races where the hair is a playground for lice.

Tiffany - posted on 01/30/2010

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Biracial children do get lice. Frizzy curly hair that a lot of them have start out straight for a couple centimeters then starts to curl. Both my children had lice. I have my son's hair cut off to control it, and my daughter has had it more than once.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/17/2010

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No its not true, both my sons got lice. I covered their hair in mayo and it killed them, then I just combed them out. And the mayo made their hair soft for weeks lol

Toni - posted on 01/17/2010

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MY KIDS DR SAID THEY COULD'NT GET LICE THAT IS NOT TRUE I HAVE 3 BI-RACIAL GIRLS AND THEY ALL HAVE HAD IT

Tammy - posted on 01/03/2010

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I've heard tea tree oil will prevent it if they don't have it already. I bought some oil and put several drops in a spray bottle and filled the rest of the way with water. Spritz on hair every morning before school. So far it's worked for me.

April - posted on 12/18/2009

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they can get it. i had a friend whose daughter had it. you just have to keep there hair from getting too dry

Deana - posted on 12/18/2009

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Just make sure you keep their hair and scalp oiled well and you shouldn't have any problems.

Patricia - posted on 12/17/2009

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Lice like clean hair, perferably. So adding products like oil, hairspray or similar products will help. They have a hard time cementing the eggs to "dirty hair". If it is for a boy keeping it short also helps.

Chesslee - posted on 12/17/2009

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no it's not true if thechildren's hair is dry!!! try to keep it olied or greased (alil more than normal)

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