Hair Safety Tip*

The Phillip Medhurst Picture Torah 316. The plague of lice. Exodus cap 8 vv 14-17. Mortier

Philip De Vere, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Only teachers, moms, and other caretakers may be aware of the nuisance and problem this can be.

What problem is that?


Lice, like mice, and mosquitoes, are unwanted, and if they begin to invade, you have to figure out how to get rid of them.

They are not a new problem.

They were one of the plagues of Egypt.

Exodus 8:16 And the Lord said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

17 And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.


Here is an article on how a lice comb was found in Canaan.

Nowadays there are various systems to get rid of lice.  It is necessary to contend with the hair, combs, brushes, bedding…any place where the lice might be.  Those who have had to deal with this problem understand how much work goes into getting rid of lice.

Here’s a tip.

This is a bit of an old-fashioned tip.  I notice it is not one that is mentioned very often in current Google searches.

Why it is not mentioned more often, I don’t know.  Perhaps it is because it is a lot cheaper than using other products?

Use spray hair spray on the hair.

Whether it will solve the problem completely, I don’t know.  But it has been known to be helpful.

As always, follow instructions and use the safety precautions mentioned on various products, including hair spray.



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