Most ticks are harmless, but some ticks carry serious diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Using insect repellent and wearing a hat can help reduce your risk of tick bites, but if you spend time in the woods or fields, checking for ticks afterward is essential. Your hair makes a great hiding place for ticks, but you can use a fine-tooth comb to spot any insects hiding in your hair. If you find one, remove it quickly and completely.
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Part the hair so you can clearly see the entire tick. Use a pin or clip to hold the hair back if you need to.
Use the fine-tipped tweezers to grab the tick by its head.
Lift the tick straight up with the tweezers, using a firm, steady movement. Do not twist or turn the tweezers or rock them back and forth.
Put the tick into a plastic bag or plastic container that you can seal tight. Save the tick so that you can show it to your doctor if you show any symptoms associated with tick-borne illness.
Wash your hands thoroughly. Wash your hair with shampoo and water.
Apply a little alcohol to the spot where the tick was attached to your head.