I Am a Trichster

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People


    I watch people everywhere I go and the first thing I notice is how everyone I look at has such nice, manageable, healthy looking hair... My hair today is absolutely dreadful looking... it looks frizzy and crispy... it is just plain ugly. I can't even put it in a pony tail because...
    sadkittykat sadkittykat
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2007

    7 Years Trich-Ing - How I Cope

    So I pull out my hair. Since I was 13ish. Like many of you, my parents bugged out on me. They just don't get it. Yes -- they have all the stress of taking care of me and my brother. So what stress could you possibly have, they ask me. Well i Iearned to cope with it. I keep my...
    Imli1 Imli1
    Mar 13, 2013


    I pull out my hair... I've been doing it for years, but only found out recently that it is a condition. I started as a teen, I pulled out my eyelashes, one by one until they were all gone... Now I pull out my hair, and or peel split ends apart... I am getting better... I used to...
    sadkittykat sadkittykat
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 28, 2007

    I Still Do It... :(

    My hair is worse than ever these days... I have bald spots again... I have found a kind of trick though... as long as my hair is wet or i have a towel on my head i won't do it... I have been pulling from the roots now for couple months... nobody understands not my friends or...
    sadkittykat sadkittykat
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 12, 2008

    Lashblast? Ha!

    So, a better name would be lashlost because when I'm having an episode of Trichotillomania, I'm pretty much about to give a couple of my lashes a last breath before my God given tweezers proceed to wreak havoc on my appearance.  In having a sense of humor in all of this, I...
    lashblast lashblast
    1 Response Jul 26, 2008

    I have been battling trich

    for over 15 years. Was hospitalized last summer & the only positive outcome was my eyelashes grew back. I just can't seem to keep them....
    dragonflypixie dragonflypixie
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2014


    Well... some while ago now I wrote 'Hope'. At the time I had not pulled for 26 days. I have now today, got to the big C ie 100 days. I have to say that some days are better, some worse. But there are now reasons for me to keep going. A lot of my hair that had been pulled out ...
    anxiousg anxiousg
    Mar 1, 2009

    Give Me The Key To Freedom.

    I am an artist and I am a trichster. I've started drawing when I was seven, I started pulling my own hair out my scalp at the age of nine. Trich tore me and my parents apart. It was only a couple of years ago that I found out that there was a name for this bizarre behavior of...
    boribori boribori
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2009


    Well... I have been pulling for many years now. I started whe I was at school and my biology teacher told us to pull a hair out so we could look at a root. Mine had no root so I perserved and it became habit. Now, it gets worse whenever I'm worried about something or just bored...
    anxiousg anxiousg
    1 Response Dec 17, 2008
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