Now it’s safe to louse your day.
Rachel Maroun, a hairstylist, is making social media skin crawl with a series of viral videos featuring the heads of her clients who suffer from extremely gross lice infestations.
“It’s your sign to check your hair for lice,” warns Maroun, 21, from Sydney, Australia, in a trending TikTok.
In the clip, which has been viewed more than 9.9 million times, the professional debugger gives her more than 3.8 million followers a heartbreaking glimpse of the millions of tiny eggs and lice writhing in the braids of her hair. an unidentified brunette.
Maroun – whose delousing videos have already garnered more than 97.5 million views – then carefully removes the wingless, blood-sucking vermin, using a special comb and cream, and wipes them away. comb parasites on a white paper towel.
At the end of the cringe-worthy clip, the bug-buster zooms in on herself crushing the biggest lice to death.
In a separate post, with over 13.5 million views, Maroun treats an anonymous client whose family was unable to exterminate her lice outbreak as they were all infected with COVID and in varying stages of isolation.
“The client’s family was left indoors with very little equipment to treat head lice at home,” Maroun told NeedToKnow, noting his client’s extremely long hair. “[They were] relying on chemical shampoos and cheap lice combs that had no effect on the super lice case they were struggling with.
And due to the family’s lack of resources, the lice took full control of the poor woman’s head.
“The worst thing to do when you have lice is to give them time because lice multiply way too fast and get out of control very quickly,” said Maroun, who wears a protective cap or hair gel to reduce her risk of getting lice. contract lice from clients.
Wiping out the army of unwanted critters took the skilled barber an entire day.
But she says her patient felt immediate relief after the first few strokes of her hand rake.
“The client was thrilled from the moment I completed our first section of combing,” Maroun said.
“She said she felt a ‘tremendous weight’ lifted from her hair, and I don’t blame her considering I wiped out a whole family of head lice,” the bloodsucking suicide bomber added.
“She was extremely patient and very happy to have a full comb provided after all this time of struggle.”
However, while the customer was giddy at the thought of cleaning himself up, online audiences were sickened by the disgusting scene.
“Why did my head start to itch when I watched this,” one nauseous viewer commented on TikTok.
“My therapist makes me watch this to try and get over my INSANE fear,” another wrote.
“I would shave my hair,” added an equally disgusted viewer, which was followed by “My head IS ITCHING,” from another user.
But, despite the digital buzz created by his pest-centric posts, Maroun gives his clients clear instructions on how to eliminate them once and for all.
“After the date, I taught her how to keep the lice away, giving her a longer period of lice-free happiness,” she said.
“I checked in with her a week after treatment to find out she had no symptoms and was happy.”