Unfortunately, diagnosing the type of bug you may have in your hair is difficult without having a specimen to examine. There are literally thousands of bugs in the world, but very few will find their hosts as humans. Unless you have a microscope you may not be able to determine what the bug actually is.
Lice start off as nits and are very small eggs. When hatched they can become small and narrow. It is possible for them to look black to the naked eye. If the bug is not lice there is a chance that it is a bed bug. They can also look black to the naked eye though their bodies are actually a dark brown.
I am also sorry to inform you that anyone can get lice. Lice are not racial specific, but instead habit specific. A person that has lice can comb their hair and pass it on to anyone that uses that same comb within a few minutes. Lice live in hair. Now, there is a potential that if you use certain products in your hair you can kill the lice before they even begin to get settled.
There are non-prescription shampoos that can kill lice. Some of these same chemicals can be found in hair products. People can stay away from lice by washing their hair and making sure to comb it often. A good indication that you have lice is that your head will itch and you may see red bumps on the scalp, neck and shoulder from their bites. You may also feel a tickling in your hair. If you are not experiencing any itching or red bumps you probably do not have lice or bed bugs. It is a good idea to get a doctor to diagnose your bug problem, though.
everone can get lice, does not matter your race. Lice look like tiny but long black bugs. They run quickly. Is there little transparent whitish dots on the hair shaft? Those are lice eggs. You need to get the lice kit and follow all the directions.. Ask the pharmacist for his help. They will not go away on their own.
try googling lice, and you will get some choices to click onto. Look down the page at 'lice' lateral view or something like that, click on and you will have some choices to click for pictures.- like two headlice with dime
I just found the same thing in my son's hair. He was itchng like crazy and has little tiny bites in a few patches in his hair. I found 2 long slender shiny black bugs that moved fast. I don't see anything that looks like lice, fleas or bedbugs and no eggs. Just the bites.
DId you ever find out what they were?
I'm black but I have never had nits/lice but it does not mean I wont get them whatever colour you are you can get nits/lice!
You wont be able to ignore lice if you have them, you're head will itch like crazy.
I don't think they care if your hair is clean or not. My kids got lice when they were little and only washed their hair once a week or so, but I never got them and attribute it to the fact that I wash my hair daily and also color my hair. Crabs can also get into any hair on the body, including scalp hair, wherever they can keep warm and find nourishment, so whatever bug is on the body, get some NIX or RID and follow the instructions to the T.
Lice don't care about race ethnicity or color....and they do prefer clean hair most of the time...dark hair is the most popular to get lice....thick hair as well...my children ...well my girls have had it several times...and they bathe everyday...it is clean thick dark hair that most the time attracts them because they can hid and stay warm and feed and you have to dig in thick hair most of the time to find them
Lice like hair that is shampooed very often and squeaky clean. Most blacks do not shampoo hair everyday.(it is not a necessity) this is myth that blacks do not get lice, just get it less often.
It is ticks maybe or nits because they are black or even...
I happen to know for a fact that black people can get lice.a former coworker of mine has a daughter who is black and she always had lice