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Worm-infested Weaves From Dead People In Market

samira

Well-Known Member
#1
Nairobi, Kenya: Irene Myangoh, a personal assistant working at a law firm in Nairobi went to an upmarket hair salon along Kenyatta Avenue, and spent more than N5,500 on a human hair weave.

Two weeks later she started suffering from severe headache that would not go away. She would wake up with severe headache at night.

She went to a private doctor who gave her drugs for the relief of mild to moderate pain of inflammatory origin with or without fever; they would only work for a few hours and then the headache would be back worse than even before.

Desperate, she went to see a specialist who did blood tests and even a brain scan. All the tests were negative but the headache persisted, making her unable to concentrate at work and sleeping very poorly.

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.

The manager of the salon where Irene got the hair product was traumatised and said they had fitted ten weaves from the package already, adding that the particular batch of hair had sold very fast; in less than a month, she had sold over 150 pieces.

“I am shocked to hear this because this is the first time such a thing is happening to my clients. I will get more information from my supplier because we import these weaves from the UK, USA and India,” says the salon manager who did not want to be mentioned.

She continued to say: “Maybe, the supplier sent us rejects from the factory or weaves that had overstayed in the stores but I promise to follow up on the matter and compensate Irene.”

Irene had to shave after this ordeal and took antibiotics for two weeks.

Dr CK Musau, a surgeon at Nairobi hospital says that he has dealt with more than ten cases of the same in a period of six months.

He further urges ladies to be very careful with what they put on their heads, and adds that it is better to appreciate natural beauty and be content with what God has blessed them instead of chasing artificial beauty.

“It is unfortunate how the West has influenced Kenyan youth; especially ladies. They should stick to their natural African beauty as opposed to trying to ape what they see,” says Musau.

Dr Musau reiterated that the youth must keep in mind that of late, Kenyans can sell anything: from body parts to human beings to used coffins and now even weaves that seem to come from corpses.

Elsewhere, 16-year-old girl from Buruburu, a Nairobi surburb, also suffered the same fate but unfortunately for her she died. Cobweb eggs were found in her hair after she died.

There was a profound cobweb design in her weaved hair. She dropped dead after constant headaches.

The root cause? The weave had unnoticed spider eggs. The warmth produced after weaving provided a very conducive environment for the eggs to hatch.

A spider grew in her scalp and bit her. The poison found its way to her blood. She could not survive the attack.

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samira

Well-Known Member
#2
Meanwhile, this is someone's response to the article....so I dunno sef....however, what I know is that I am no longer buying human hair and the synthetic that I buy will be thoroughly washed before I use it for braiding.

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"I find it very hard to believe the story, as published. Most often these wig-bits are chemically treated. If indeed the hair was pulled from dead and decaying corpse, as is being suggested, then it will be difficult to remove the scent if purification without some form of chemical wash. The eggs and larvae of nechrophilus insects cannot survive the extended conditions of storage the hair extension went through right up to sale and use. Indeed these nechrophilus bugs need particular environmental conditions to survive and thrive, and that is why they often form part of forensic investigations in homicide/murder investigations to establish timelines and locations.

Secondly, an invasion of the scalp, most especially, by a dead-flesh-eating-worm-suddenly-turned-living-flesh-eating-worm, will send spasms of pain to the scalp and the victim will immediately and automatically send fingers right to the painful spot as an intrinsic part of an inbuilt bio-preservation reaction. It is not possible that ladies will be walking around with such severe headaches requiring medical intervention for weeks without as much as an inkling of the painful drilling and slicing of a flesh eating worm on the scalp and ever widening sores."
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
#3
but don't women wash their weaves? especially the ones with brazilian and peruvian and indian? please come and talk o my weave wearing friends :-) when the weaves are washed don't they wash out the bugs?

sis samira i think this story was debunked on snopes.com.
 

samira

Well-Known Member
#4
When the wig is initial bought and weaved onto our hair, no one washes it o....until after two weeks or more.....so it is possible to have the worm in there...ewwww.

But I was not sure if the story was true after i read the above dude's response. I need to do some research as this one is kind of serious of it is true.
 

Sola

Administrator
Staff member
#7
Sounds far-fetched to me too. Unless the standard processing of these things get seriously neglected. Besides, how long can those eggs last on their own?
 

Amiga

Wonder woman
#10
Scaremongering at its best………………………..what the guy said sounds more logical.
Then again, I shudder at anyone who would put human hair on their heads without first washing it, what in the world sort of person are they.
I wash, condition and Microwave (with deep conditioner) every hair I have ever put on my head.
C’mon ladies, even if the hair has been treated, you’ve got to make assurance doubly sure.
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
#11
Scaremongering at its best………………………..what the guy said sounds more logical.
Then again, I shudder at anyone who would put human hair on their heads without first washing it, what in the world sort of person are they.
I wash, condition and Microwave (with deep conditioner) every hair I have ever put on my head.
C’mon ladies, even if the hair has been treated, you’ve got to make assurance doubly sure.
you microwave hair?!
forgive my ignorance, i judt didn't know you could do that.
 

toammyb

Born to lead and follow
#14
Oh brother, I wish I hadn't read that story...whether true or not, the worms burrowing bit will stay with me for a bit. That's the grossest thing I've read for a while.