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What Is Little Black Bug With Wings In Hair? 3 Kinds Of Bugs Can Live In Your Hair

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If your scalp started itching intensely for no reason, and you feel like something is crawling under your hair, and white particles start falling out of your hair that you can’t recognize it, then you are in the right place.

Today, beside lices, there are a lot of bugs that can actually feed on your strands and thrive In such an environment for a very long time.

The sooner you notice the symptoms, the quicker you can cure it before the bugs are all over your places.

And don’t worry, a lot of people are worrying about the unknown bugs so in this article we will sort this out.

What are these little bugs falling out of my hair?

There are numerous cases report that they have counteracted with undetected dark and brown bugs on their hair, which can bite your scalp and the neck and leave red marks on the place.

Its cocoon is typically white, and it can spread all over the place in your house.

Yet strangely, the bugs affect only one member in the family, and there is no traits and identity of this kind of bug, even professional doctor can’t be able to recognize it.

The case might feel so terrified, yet currently, several researches have been conducted to study this bug, and very soon, they will find out how to get rid of it.

What kinds of bugs can live in your hair?

Many species of insects are parasitic and prey on human blood and skin.

Parasites that can temporarily survive without a host frequently reside in homes for extended periods of time before people notice their presence.

There are several species of insects that live in hair, skin, carpets, and homes that prey on people and can fly or jump.


Chigoes, members of the flea order Diptera, are approximately one-sixteenth an inch long.

They live in the southern United States and can survive for brief periods of time in carpets and in homes.

They prey on a variety of animals, notably humans and dogs, by burrowing into their host’s skin.

They are most commonly found living under toenails, between toes and on the soles of their host’s feet, and where they leave painful sores.

Many people being parasitized by these pests mistakenly believe they have a foot fungus or infection.

Chigoes have wings that they use to help them float when jumping.

Related: The Best Method To Get Rid Of Fleas In Human Hair


The botfly is a large, fuzzy gray or black fly common in most areas of the United States.

Though the adults do not parasitize other animals, they lay their eggs in areas populated by warm-blooded animals.

When the eggs hatch into larvae, the larvae burrow into the skin of a host to complete their development.

The larvae are frequently referred to as wolf worms and can be seen under the skin of their host.

After the larvae burrow out of its host’s skin, it lays eggs near its host, and the cycle begins again.

Left untreated, wolf worm infestations frequently cause infections and allergic reactions.


Though frequently mistaken for insects, chiggers are actually arachnids that are closely related to spiders.

These tiny red mites can live for extended periods of time without a host and are frequently found in tree moss, particularly in humid areas of the southeastern United States.

They may also take up residence in carpet, grass, and soil. They burrow under the skin of their victims, resulting in bites that are very similar to mosquito bites.

Interestingly, though chiggers frequently parasitize humans, chiggers cannot survive on human blood and often die after biting people.

How to get rid of black bugs in hair?

Lice and bugs will never go away on their own, so you have to deal with it proactively. Focus on the eggs as missing.

Just one of those suckers could lead to a repeat outbreak. If you intend to kill bug by special bug-killing shampoos, to be frank, it only works in the short term.

Such shampoo will sorely focus on killing adult bugs, but not their shell and their eggs, which is the very root of the problem.

So the best way is to remove the egg with the help of a partner. Follow the instructions below.

Things you’ll need


  1. Step 1:  Spread a lubricant throughout the victim’s hair to make it easier to work with and to slow down the live bugs. Any conditioner or hair oil or olive oil should work
  2. Step 2: work through the hair with a fine-toothed nit comb to pull out the tiny eggs and scoop up the live bugs
  3. Step 3: Wash your hair thoroughly then wait for the damp tresses to dry. You can also use a blow dryer to speed up this process.
  4. Step 4: Look for any nits the comb missed and pull those out with your fingers. It’s important to do all of this under a bright light. The nits camouflage themselves well, but it’s critical to remove every single one. Be slow, methodical, and thorough. If you miss just one or two, the bugs will rebuild their forces and come back—in a mere week and a half or so, and it will be like they never left.


Bugs might sound terrifying for you, as they can actually become a nightmare if you don’t tackle it as soon as possible.

Yet the solution is quite simple, and there are two things you must remember to remove the bugs completely from your life, which are diligence and patience.

We hope that you can successfully do it and bring your hair back to the normal state. 

aida turner


Founder & Hair Beauty Specialist

I’m Aida and this is my blog where I write mostly about beauty and make up related stuff, but I like to spice it up a bit with lifestyle and photography posts. Or with whatever that comes to my mind. Hope you will enjoy the reading enough that we will ‘see’ each other more often!