When fleas get hungry enough and can’t find a proper host such as a cat or dog they tend to look for anything close by they can feed on. This means they’re willing to feed on humans.
This tends to be a problem because when fleas finish eating they want to lay eggs. While you’re laying around fleas can work their way up to your head and lay eggs in your hair. I get itchy just thinking about it!
Treating Fleas in Human Hair
Lets go ahead and get to the point so we can get rid of those fleas as quickly as possible. There are plenty of easy ways to treat fleas in human hair:
Shampoo – There are various shampoos designed for lice, and mites that work just as well for fleas and flea eggs. Using one of these shampoos such as Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel Lice Prevention will get the job done.
Apple Cider Vinegar - You can’t ever go wrong with apple cider vinegar when it comes to fleas. It’s an amazing preventative and treatment for both pets and humans. The acidic nature of apple cider vinegar makes it easy to destroy flea eggs and kill adult fleas.
Just mix the apple cider with some warm water and scrub it through your hair. If you want to make absolutely sure that the fleas have been taken care of put a shower cap on your head to keep the vinegar on your scalp for at least 15 minutes.
Tea Tree Oil Shampoos – Tea tree oil is good for killing and preventing fleas as well. If you can find a tea tree oil based shampoo like Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Shampoo you can use that to get take care of the fleas in your hair.
Treating Fleas in your Home
You now know how to get rid of fleas in your hair but that’s not the source of the problem. If there are fleas in your hair then more than likely there are fleas in your home.
This is where the real problem is because if fleas are still hiding in and around your house you’ll just end up with fleas in your hair again. Below I’m going to list a few quick ways to get rid of fleas in your home so you can take out fleas from the source!
Flea Sprays – Flea sprays are a quick and effective ways to kill fleas. If you use a flea spray with Insect Growth Regulators (IGRs) in it like Black Flag Flea and Tick Killer it will work even quicker by taking any fleas out during any part of the flea life cycle.
Diatomaceous Earth – This way is a bit messier but its all natural and happens to be one of my favorite flea treatments.
Diatomaceous earth is a fine white powder made from the fossilized remains of microscopic creatures known as diatoms. When fleas breathe in the diatomaceous earth it absorbs the oils in their bodies causing them to die.
All you have to do is spread it throughout your house and let it sit for a day then vacuum it up. You can read more about using diatomaceous earth in my article here.
Flea Foggers - Not my preferred method of flea treatment but it’s quick and can be very effective. You can leave them in your home while you take off for the day. When you get back to the house your flea problem should be taken care of.
Flea Steamers - This method is the most pricey but also the most effective. If you steam your carpet, and couch it will take out any flea deeply embedded in your home. You can also use the steamer to clean your home. If you get fleas in the future you can just use the steamer again! Click here to read more about flea steamers.