Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Can weaves cause scalp worm infestation?

By Tenisha Mercer

A story about a woman in Kenya with a worm-infested weave is making the Internet rounds.

The report tells the story of a woman who had chronic headaches shortly after getting a weave:
"She went back to her doctor who decided to examine her scalp and under the beautiful weave he found worms! The worms were burrowing into her skull and after sending the samples to the lab they found that the hair had eggs from which the worms had hatched. The doctor told her that the hair was probably from a corpse because those worms are usually found on dead bodies. Efforts to reach her doctor for further comments were fruitless for he was said to be out of the country."

I have no idea if it's legit or not, though I wonder: There's quite a bit of editorializing in the article, written by Efe Tenga. It also mentions a woman who supposedly died because her weave became infested with spiders and cobwebs and a spider bit her. 

It also mentioned the weave came from U.S., U.K. and Indian suppliers.

Now, we know that weaves can have bugs, or nits, in them. But could they have worms, too? And how many stylists or even home stylists for that matter, wash weave hair before installing? The decision to wear a weave is up to you, but something about this story doesn't sound right.

Everything you read on the Internets isn't true!


Do you believe this is a real story?  Have you had a similar experience?

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