What should I do if I get lice?

Killing lice in locks is easy. They can be exterminated with commercial lice removal solutions, or they can be killed/suffocated with a variety of home ingredients such as isopropyl alcohol.

However, once the lice are killed, removing their bodies tangled in the knots of your locks cannot be guaranteed without cutting your locks off. Some people keep their locks after killing the lice, but others cannot stand the thought of bugs permanently remaining (and perhaps even decomposing) in their hair, so they shear their locks off.