I Compulsively Pull Out My Hair

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 58 People

    Oh??

     You mean you have teenagers
    Beauphord Beauphord
    46-50, M
    Jun 8, 2009

    I am surrounded by this soft mass of my own

    making. Long tendrils of my own hair are pulled at their ripest from my scalp, and I relish in that half second sense of relief. My breath catches, I tug tug tug gently until out it pops. If I am insanely lucky, the small white film or bead-like follicle is still intact. I...
    RaccoonEyes RaccoonEyes
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 28

    I Pull

    i've suffered from trich for about a year now and it sucks not being able to be in control of my life it feels like i just want to find others that suffer from this disease so i can know im not alone!
    FieryRedHead FieryRedHead
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2010

    Info On Compulsive Hair Plucking

    Trichotillomania (TTM), a condition of chronic hair pulling resulting in alopecia was first recognised by the Greek physician Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. However, it was the French dermatologist Franςois Henri...
    ecbarre ecbarre
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 2, 2009

    Short Intro (same One I Posted On The 'i Have Trich.' Group

    Hello all, I am completely bald on my head, although I don't necessarily pick from other areas (i.e. eyebrows & lashes). I've been doing this since I was eleven. I'm in my mid-30s now. I lead a life of wigs, scarves, hats, but I would be very happy if this wasn't such a...
    greensatindress greensatindress
    31-35, F
    Mar 25, 2010

    Info On Compulsive Hair Plucking

    Trichotillomania (TTM), a condition of chronic hair pulling resulting in alopecia was first recognised by the Greek physician Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. However, it was the French dermatologist Franςois Henri...
    ecbarre ecbarre
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 2, 2009

    I never had this bad habit

    but ever since I became investment banker I got so stressed out I can't stop playing with my hair and pulling it. I want to stop but I can't. This makes me hate my job even more
    thousandcuts thousandcuts
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    It's only my split ends

    that I pull out, but it's still a problem. Earlier this year, I had a lot of split ends, so I pulled out a lot of hair. However, even when I get a hair cut to get rid of the split ends, I still spent far too much time staring at my ends, searching for split ends to pull out...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty
    18-21, F
    Aug 18, 2015

    Since I was 12 years old I've had the need to

    play with my hair. One day I just pulled a piece out and I never stopped. I can play with that one piece of hair for hours, if I dropped it I'd just tug out another piece and start where I left off. I've only ever taken hair out of my head, but now at the age of 23 I've began to...
    fallingashes90 fallingashes90
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 14, 2014

    My Hair Pulling Memroies

    Not alot of people know my deepest secret but here it is. This isnst the easyest thing to write about but here goes. I felted all alone doing something i felted was strange . I can rember at the age of 2 rembering pulling out my hair .  The feeling would hit and i would pull...
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 4, 2011

    Hair Puller

    i have been pulling my hair out since I was about 12 years old. I started with my eyebrows and soon moved to my eyelashes. I didnt know why but it felt so so good. I felt intense relief from whatever was bothering me at the time. I loved the feeling of rubbing it across my face...
    slcsux slcsux
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

    Started in college when i broke up first my

    first bf. since then people have only been repulsed by it and just don't understand i cant help it. I feel ugly
    mawniegirl mawniegirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 10, 2014

    Hi

    hi i have been hair pulling since i dont know when. even though i just twirl it and put it into knots and only tend to get it once my hair needs cutting. though mum seems to think its cause im tense or upset. sometimes i cant stop the feeling of wanting to just keep twirling and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 24, 2011

    Bald Spot

    I had gotten so stressed out at a terrible point in my life that I started pulling out my hair from the very center top of my head. I would keep pulling out more and more. A few strands at a time. I would see how many I could pull out at once and see if I could get skin with it...
    gecko77 gecko77
    16-17, F
    May 5, 2011

    I've pulled my hair out

    since I was 7. Starting with my eyebrows and eyelashes, then leading to me pulling out chunks of my hair at a time.
    kanyewestcoast kanyewestcoast
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2014
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