As soon as she put the comb in her hair, the hairdresser was shocked.

This is indeed a concerning story about the presence of lice in a young girl’s hair and the lack of awareness regarding this issue. Head lice infestations are not uncommon among school-age children and can cause discomfort and itching. Here’s some additional information and advice regarding head lice:

Understanding Head Lice:

What Are Lice? Head lice are tiny, wingless insects that infest the scalp and feed on human blood. They can cause itching and discomfort.
Transmission: Lice are easily spread through close personal contact, sharing personal items (such as combs, brushes, and hats), or contact with infested clothing or furniture.
Signs and Symptoms:

Itching: The most common symptom is intense itching on the scalp, neck, or behind the ears.
Visible Lice and Nits: You may see adult lice or their eggs (nits) on the hair shafts. Nits are tiny and may be difficult to spot, often mistaken for dandruff.
Skin Irritation: Scratching the itchy areas can lead to sores on the scalp, neck, and shoulders.
Bite Marks: Lice bites can cause small red bumps, typically found around the waist, groin, upper thighs, and pubic area.