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Story of Kenyan woman with maggots in her weave is a hoax


Several days ago, a story broke regarding a woman who experienced severe headaches due to flesh-eating maggots that where living in her weave.

Several prominent news outlets reported on the story that was initially published by However, the story is apparently a hoax. revealed that the same story was published in 2010. However, the name of the woman and the city had changed.

The stories also lacked a specific date or name of the salon. also suggested that it would be impossible for the maggots to live and hatch eggs in the weave after the first cleaning.

As a result, it’s still safe to wear weave without the fear of being eaten by maggots.