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Hair mites are also called demodex mites. They are considered one of the reasons why people lose their hair or go bald aside from a bad diet or hereditary. The hair mites eat at the hair follicles, eventually removing the strand of hair. Both animals and humans can have hair mites. When dogs or cats have them it is called mange with large areas of hair missing. When humans get hair mites they can lose some or a lot of hair depending on the population of mites are present.

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Go to your doctor. If you notice you are losing some of hair, your scalp tends to be itchy, or plenty of dandruff then go to your doctor to determine if it is a case of hair mites. The doctor may prescribe ivermectin which can kill hair mites. It is a pill you take orally an hour before a meal with a glass of water.

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Massage seabuckthorn oil into your scalp. The oil comes from the berries of the seabuckthorn plant and the can be bought online. About 5 to 10 minutes before showering, massage the seabuckthorn oil into your scalp to help get rid of the hair mites.

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Spread follicle food serum onto your scalp to help get rid of hair mites. This serum contains organic essential oils such as rosemary and manuka. It is used to help regenerate the hair and help it grow by eliminating some of the hair mites.

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Use shampoo with tea tree oil. The tea tree oil will thoroughly clean the hair and remove the hair mites. Wash the hair once daily with the tea tree oil shampoo. Massage the shampoo into the scalp for 10 to 15 minutes each time.


It is best to talk with your doctor to know for sure you have hair mites and before deciding the method to use to get rid of them.