My brown-haired children caught head lice with alarming regularity in their primary school years, but my black-haired grandson has managed to get all the way through his primary years with only one infestation, even though his friends were always catching them, so he was always being checked for lice each time his mum knew she should. The lice he had this once were strangely pale compared with the ones we got used to 30 years ago, not very many, but a variety of sizes in his dark hair. His mother and I wondered if any other families have come across similarly transparent head lice on dark hair. It would be interesting to know if this is an unusual thing.
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