I think I might have encountered the worse case scenario for a dreadhead. I was at college today and I was messing with my hair and I notice something fell. It was a louse or in better terms it was one 'lice'. It just fell out "I think." It could have fell off of someone else but I'm taking all precaution of getting my dreads healthy and very far away from them. I have soaked them in vinegar and place a plastic bag on my head to secure the smell inside. I rinsed the vinegar out and then I dryed them. I then used alcohol (rubbing) to soak them with to kill the lice "if any" as well placed a new plastic bag to kill the smell and heat inside. I bought some over the counter shampoo to use and my g/f's mom is a nurse and she phoned in some prescription based shampoo. So if I first do not succeed I have the shampoo options. But please! wish me luck and hold me in your dready prayers I DO NOT WANT TO CUT MY NATTY DREADS!