Woman’s Hair Weave Had Worms that Hatched Eggs Inside Her Scalp

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A young lady in Nairobi Kenya by the name of Irene Myangoh said that she paid N5,500 for a weave made out of human hair. Two weeks after the weave was put in place the woman went to see a doctor about having intense and uncontrollable headaches. The doctors didn’t know what was wrong right away and administered drugs to her to lessen the headache, but then the headache would flare up worse than before.

After multiple brain scans and blood tests, Mayangoh still didn’t know what was causing her headache.  It wasn’t until she went to a doctor who checked her scalp that she found out what it was.  Worms were digging into her scull below the beautiful weave. With further testing the worms were hatching eggs.

The manager of the salon said their extremely upset about the entire situation. The manager also revealed that 10 weaves have been made from the infested pack of hair that contained over 150 pieces. The salon manager said she did not want to release her name, but said she will talk to her suppliers to find out more about what happened. The manager claims their hair comes from the UK, USA and India.

Irene was lucky enough to survive the terrible ordeal by shaving her head and taking antibiotics.  A 16 year-old girl in Buruburu Kenya died from a spider in her scalp and biting her. The poison made its way into her blood stream and produced constant headaches before she died.

The most disturbing part of the entire thing is that the worms seem to be native to a rotten corpse so some of the natural hair weaves may have come from a dead body.



  1. DEE

    October 30, 2013 at 11:51 am



  2. MzTrendie

    October 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm


    • Total Eclipse

      October 31, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      It was 100% real and it came from a rotting corpse just like most of the natural hair does.

    • Realtalk

      November 11, 2013 at 11:32 am

      Why do you wear weave? I used to wear it because I thought it made me look beautiful, but by whos standards? That is what you have to think about. So we think the White sista, biracial sista, Indian sista, or Latina sista with long, flowing, soft hair is beautiful, but that is THEIR natural beauty and that is what you want to emulate. Well that is fine, but one day I hope you make the choice to love your own beauty. Wanting to look beautiful should not be at the expense of your health or your life.

  3. Uhm No

    October 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Please check your sources before you release things like this:

    • LuLu

      October 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Guess who pay for the stuff that’s on snopes? Most of the time, the same company that supplies the products are the ones paying for the research, and then have it posted on snopes. If a huge conglomerate does not want negative publicity, don’t you think the results on snopes would be favorable? Use your heads, peeps!

    • Total Eclipse

      October 31, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      Obviously the person who wrote the article on swopes has no damn idea what they are talking about. There are worms on dead bodies this is AFTER embalming and them being in the grave for up to 2 weeks,and sometimes before embalming it is no different than if you leave pork in a closed glass bottle for a while or sitting out worms come from nowhere or within the rotted meat. I worked at a funeral home for 2 years and you can get worms from dead peoples hair just like you can from not cooking most meats until they are done. Which is a good reason to never wish I was something or someone I am not. People should be happy with what God has given them. I would never wish to be anything other than perfection.

      • etaniam

        October 31, 2013 at 4:53 pm

        People in other countries don’t all follow the processes of embalming. Those countries where most of that hair comes from, when people die they immediately are buried or cremated.

  4. marie

    October 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Can you trust your weave supplier! Let’s talk every Sunday from 3 pm 6 pm PST with WEtv L.A. Hair Celebrity Hairstylist Terry Hunt on his new radio show The Hairhunt Show on call in on Sundays at 323-939-5515. The show streams live too!

  5. Brenda j Burch

    October 30, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    White people have to wash their hair every day they carry lice . Black people can go month

    • Total Eclipse

      October 31, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      That is not true that is disgusting…They only reason black people don’t have lice is because they use a lot of greasy chemicals on their hair…No one should go months or even 1 month with filthy hair. Black people should wash their hair every day to every other day also. Look at the women with long beautiful hair in the entertainment industry thye all wash their hair frequently and I wash mine every other day and it is almost to my butt.

      • mamaj8578

        October 31, 2013 at 3:51 pm

        Obviously you are not black and a complete idiot who knows absolutely nothing about that which you speak!

      • Meghann

        October 31, 2013 at 7:26 pm

        Wow, you cannot wash true “tightly curled) African-American hair every day or every other day and still have hair on your head. I have that type of hair and if I washed my hair more than once a week, I would have cotton on my head from dryness. You obviously do not have true African hair. Plus most African-Americans don’t have lice because of the “heat” we put on our hair and because women of color are more relunctant to use someone else’s comb and we do not allow other women to touch or run their hands through our hair. Also, we treat our house animals differently. You can pick up anything when a dog is licking you in the face, sleeping in your bed etc.

        • lilahc

          February 7, 2014 at 3:05 am

          You took all the words out my mouth!! Thx

      • aruffin

        November 1, 2013 at 6:22 pm

        We can wash every week or bi weekly but not daily. Its not good for our hair. And my kids and my hair is long..

        • aruffin

          November 1, 2013 at 6:28 pm

          Also a license beautician agreed that if you don’t add slot of gel and other sticky products you don’t need to wash everyday. Biweekly is best.

      • Mimi

        December 20, 2013 at 12:43 pm

        You must be white making a foolish comment like that. Your hair is greasy, that’s why you wash it daily. Our hair is drys out quickly we do not need to wash it daily. Every 3-5 days is sufficient depending on the hair texture. You are so damn ignorant.

    • Michelle

      February 10, 2014 at 3:28 am

      Ok, I’m Black, and a hairdresser. You can wash your hair as often as you like. When it’s dirty is best. “White” people wash their hair more often because it is oilier. That is not a bad thing. They just want it to be fluffy. Remember in the 50’s or 60’s when they went to the hair dresser for a roller set or beehive they did not wash it again until they went back a week or more later. I wash my hair once a week and in winter maybe every 2 weeks. My hair is dry; if it’s itches I may wash it every day. But that’s because of my scalp not my hair. AND ANY BODY CAN GET LICE. It spreads sometimes with little girls, holding their heads near each other. You can over wash hair and get lice. Hopes this helps.

    • guerita

      March 20, 2014 at 12:13 am

      White people dont carry lice!!!! White folks catch it just like any other race its just harder for blacks to catch it but it is possible!!!!! and white folks and along with most other races wash there hair everyday its because the hair is more healthy and oily before people put dumb comments thinks about what u saying

    • guerita

      March 20, 2014 at 12:23 am

      White folks dont carry lice!!!!! White folks catch lice just like any other race!!!!!! black folks catch it to it is
      possible. and almost every race with good hair washes it daily before u open ur mouth about shit u dont no plz
      think first

  6. kendra

    October 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    This will not stop black women from putting dirty weaves in their head. They are too ashamed of the way God made them, so they would rather die than wear their natural hair.

    • Lotus

      October 30, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Oh, goodness… The self-righteous natural hair fiends has to put in their half a cent/sense into the mix. There’s nothing wrong with wearing a hair weave or braids, it isn’t any dirtier than the hair that grows naturally on your head (when properly cared for). How one wears their hair is a personal decision, keep all the rhetoric out of the equation.

    • Total Eclipse

      October 31, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      I agree with you 100% and even if it is a personal choice it is still choosing to be fake over being healthy as they came here. Just like implants are a choice. Too many women are not happy with what they were born with. Instead of getting their natural hair in that healthy condition and growing it out they opt for fake and waste money.

    • Kim

      November 1, 2013 at 3:09 am

      Women wear weaves for many reasons….some black women do not feel comfortable wearing their own hair for whatever the reason……it is their right….don’t hate them for their is there head and they can do what they want.

    • niecey

      November 2, 2013 at 7:22 am

      Bitch fuck you paris Hilton Jessica Simpson Eva Lagora Lindsay Lohan Brittany Spears don’t like the way they fucking look either do your research hoe the wear weave

  7. mel

    October 30, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Brenda Burch
    The reason why white people are more likely to have lice is because they wash their hair so frequently. If black people washed their hair as frequently we would be just as likely to have lice. Fyi google exists for a reason, it would make sense to check your facts before you post.

    • Total Eclipse

      October 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      Just because it is on Google does not make it true…Gullible

  8. Levone Farrar

    October 31, 2013 at 9:40 am

    False story. Being circulating on Snopes since 2010.

    • Total Eclipse

      October 31, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      It was not false…It was recreated by multiple people after the first true story was released WAY before 2010.

  9. ericaf

    October 31, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Just the thought, ewww, ewww, ewww

  10. Amazing Grace

    October 31, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Tell me, what’s wrong with An Afro? Or if you must have long hair wear a synthetic wig. Ladies we have to stop this madness. S€REW what the whites look like. Our hair is better than theirs by leaps and bounds. Seriously ~♥~

    • Total Eclipse

      October 31, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      Finally some truth!

  11. Ann G.

    October 31, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I never was too interested in weaves and now after reading this, I will stick with my natural! When you purchase this stuff, you have no idea what you are getting or where it came from.


    October 31, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    LORD HAVE MERCY! I believe someone would do that. I really do believe someone would do that…a rotting corpse.

  13. Devon

    October 31, 2013 at 5:07 pm


  14. corbin56

    October 31, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Yuck. Who in their right mind would go a month without washing their hair?? Now, THAT’S gross.

  15. Tiamette

    November 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Just another article designed to throw another dig at black women. And we keep falling for it. These debates are just stupid, they are distracting you from real news that affects a wide range of people. WAKE UP!!!

  16. Carolyn M.

    November 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

    We can wash and condition black hair everyday. We choose not to because of a hairstyle. I am a child of the ’50s when we pressed and combed. We went through that process every two weeks. No one would press their hair everyday if they wanted hair on their head. I believe that process started the old wive’s tale that “black women can’t wash their hair every day”.

  17. Jay

    November 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Weave Is A Protective Style … Get That Through Your Heads … People Use Weave To Promote Hair Growth Same As A Protective Style … Don’t Blame It On All Weave ! That’s Her Story ! Everyone Is Entitled To Their Own Opinion But Don’t Blame Weave For Something She Wasn’t In Control Of … She Didn’t See The Spider / Hear The Spider / Smell The Spider .. The Spider Didn’t Announce Itself So She Didn’t Know ! Everyone Knows / Should Know When It Comes To Wearing Weave That You Have To
    (1) Wash It Before Installation
    (2) Was Your Own Hair
    (3) Be Careful …

  18. alexis

    November 4, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Some women wear weave to grow they natural hair out. A good sew in makes your hair grow because your real hair stays braided the whole time. So lets not go their cause no one is perfect. Some women may have a illness that doesn’t allow them to have long hair, some women just women add to their beauty. Celebrities wear weave more then anyone, not all but a lot of them do.

  19. LaLa32caramel

    November 10, 2013 at 6:31 am

    I wear weave and will not stop. I like variety in different looks. It keeps my hair healthy and prevents me from applying all the heat and chemicals to my head. Also natural doesn’t look good on everyone. I believe I wouldn’t look good as natural. Also my mother ‘s hair hasn’t grown back right after chemo. So she wears it. If she walked around in her natural the same people against weave would be one of many talking about her. Also we are all grown. How can anyone dictate how another person should wear their hair? If you don’t like it then don’t wear it and go on with your life.


    December 19, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Check your facts. This story has been told since 2010 with changed names and places. This story if FALSE.

  21. Chris40

    December 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I love Black women with their natural hair!!!!!!

    • Dana Dane

      December 19, 2013 at 8:03 pm

  22. Just some one

    December 28, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    lice like clean heads. thats why you mostly hear of it in elementry school. black people dont get it as offten but it is possible. what we do with our hair is our own business. if you want to wear a weave then do it. if you want it natural then go ahead. and not only black woman wear weaves. white woman do to. not eveyone likes their hair. wither you white, black, latino, or asian.. so do as you please. cause in the end no one really cares.

    • Michelle

      February 10, 2014 at 3:29 am

      I agree.

  23. L. Ozella Connor

    February 27, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Lice prefer straight hair only because they can climb each strand easily while with most black hair, lice
    have more difficulty manuevering around because of the texture of our hair. I believe this is why lice
    can be found MOSTLY in straight hair which explains why straight has to be washed more frequently,
    especially if the hair is long.


  24. Truetalk

    April 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Lala32caramel. THANK YOU!!!!!! That was one of the best post on here. Compassion….. So many lack it and the ones who do will probably be the ones who negatively respond to this post but ask me if i care.
    ROFL…. God bless your mom and YESSSSSS I am BONAFIDE black and wanted to wear my real hair so i went to the shop just to get some grey covered and ended up with a ringworm that itched and burned like crazy and i hadn’t even got a weave put in. This parasite almost damaged my whole scalp and it cost me lots of money for treatment and i have suffered severe hair loss. My hair had just gotten to the length i wanted and I was ready to go au naturelle….
    I KNOW it was from the dye she used. I didnt know that It was premixed until i felt something latch on to my scalp( It was gross and i freaked out) and she probably used it on someone elses head. Now while im trying to grow it back i am FORCED to wear a wig or endure much ridicule…believe me i KNOW this first hand. I have always worn weaves or braids before and NEVER contracted anything. I am a very,very meticulously clean person. People come to my home and say its so clean you can eat off the floor. Did you know that If dog lovers let an animal lick them in the face they can contract a parasite that can grow in your intestinal walls and burst and release hundreds of baby parasites and eventually kill you. Lets not throw stones people. Use common sense. I trusted my hairdresser. Sometimes stuff just happens! Be safe everyone and LOOK before you leap. Blessings….Life is too short

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