Now, this is sure to louse up your day.
Rachel Maroun, a hairdresser, is causing social media’s skin to crawl with a series of viral videos featuring the heads of her clients who are suffering from wildly gross lice infestations.
“This is your sign to check your hair for lice,” warns Maroun, 21, from Sydney, Australia, in a trending TikTok.
In the clip, which fetched over 9.9 million views, the professional de-bugger gives her over 3.8 million followers a stomach-churning glimpse at the millions of tiny eggs and lice squirming around in an unidentified brunette’s tresses.
Maroun — whose delousing videos have previously scored over 97.5 million views — then carefully removes the wingless and bloodsucking vermin, using a special comb and cream, and wipes the parasites out of the comb onto a white paper towel.
At the end of the cringe-worthy clip, the bug-buster zooms in on herself squishing the larger lice to death.
In a separate share, with over 13.5 million views, Maroun treats an unnamed client whose family was unable to exterminate her lice outbreak because they were all infected with COVID and in varying stages of isolation.
“The family of the client were left inside with very little materials to treat the lice at home,” Maroun explained to NeedToKnow, noting her customer’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 gained total control over the poor woman’s head.
“The worst thing to do when you have lice is give them time as lice multiply way too fast and become uncontrollable very quickly,” said Maroun, who wears a bonnet or protective hair gel to reduce her risk of contracting lice from patrons.
Annihilating the army of unwanted creepy-crawlies took the skilled hairstylist a full day.
But she claims her patient felt immediate relief after the first few swipes of her handheld rake.
“The client was thrilled from the moment I finished our first section of combing,” said Maroun.
“She said she felt a ‘massive weight’ lifted from her hair and I don’t blame her considering I combed out an entire family of head lice,” added the bloodsucker bomber.
“She was extremely patient and very happy to have a thorough comb through provided after all that time of struggling.”
However, while the client was giddy about getting cleansed, online audiences were sickened by the disgusting scene.
“Why did my head start to get itchy when I watched this,” a nauseated viewer commented on TikTok.
“My therapist is making me watch this to try and get over my INSANE fear,” penned another.
“I would shave my hair,” added an equally grossed-out onlooker, which was followed by, “My head IS ITCHY,” from another user.
But, despite the digital buzz her pest-centric posts create, Maroun gives her clients clear instructions on how to eliminate once and for all.
“Following the appointment, I instructed her on how to keep the lice away, giving her a longer period of lice-free bliss,” she said.
“I checked up with her one-week post-treatment to hear she was completely symptom-free and happy.”