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I Get the Urge to Chop Off My Hair When I'm Upset

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    I Actually Did Once...

    I don't remember why, but I was so frustrated & so stressed that at one point I ran my hand through my hair & ripped out a huge chunk of hair. I hadn't meant to pull that hard. It was an accident. When I saw how much hair was in my hand, I started crying. It scared me. I'm...
    deadmoon deadmoon 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    i finally did it today.

    ive always managed to stop myself, knowing that cutting all my hair off would be a bad idea. it looks awful, but i dont really care. but now when people see me, i know theyll ask me questions about it and i wont really know how to answer.
    wailshark wailshark 22-25 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    Chopped It Off Too!

    My hair was shoulder length. And I cut it very short with a pair of scissors over a week ago. I did it myself of course. But i did it more out of frustration since I have untameable hair.... My hair is wavy and tends to frizz up, and it gets on my last nerve, even though its...
    LadyTomiko LadyTomiko 18-21 2 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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    In Her Hands

    So i had been held against my will in a psychiatric unit for nearly three months now and i was beyond frustrated. I had to have someone with me 24/7 ... this had been going on for 2 months. Couldn't go to the loo without them there or go to sleep without them sitting watching me...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F Oct 4, 2013

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    Well... I Kinda Did

    Things have been a little on the crappy side for me lately, although there are some good points too.. I decided I needed a change!  I cut about 10 inches off of my hair, gave me a funky new look and called it good..  It's shoulder length and layered now..  It feels...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M Jul 3, 2009

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    Need Someone To Cut Your Hair When Upset?

    I'm your man, I would love to help you out with a haircut any length.
    Beta200 Beta200 22-25 Jan 8, 2013

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    I Have Before

                                             Why do we do this? Is it a woman thing...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 8 Responses Jun 8, 2009

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    Relief, Guilt , and Confusion

    I have been in a fifteen year destructive cycle of attacking my hair with scissors.  I do not understand why I make myself look like a freak when I really want beautiful hair.  I have been married for 21 years and the marriage has been a ruthless one.  When I first...
    Blyss Blyss 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2009

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    Like Britney Spears

    When I'm upset I do get the urge to either chop my hair off short or just shave it off. Thankfully I haven't done it, cause I know I would regret it later. But at the time, I just feel like it would be shedding part of myself or my problems or something. Maybe one day I...
    Melody08 Melody08 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 11, 2009

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    Aaww! Its Good To Know I'm Not Alone

    I too cut my own hair when I'm stress or upset. I being doing this since I don't know when. I just did it last night in the shower. I do feel better after its done but I'm afraid because I think the nest time is not going to be my hair but my neck :(
    nG127 nG127 46-50 Aug 22, 2012

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    I Just Cut My Hair...

    I have had the urge to cut my hair so many times before, but this time, I really did. I only cut off a few inches, but it took everything I had not to just shave it. I'm pretty upset that people at school wont know that I did it myself, I don't know why I even care. I was just so...
    Emasu Emasu 13-15, F Sep 25, 2012

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    Hair Fetishist Looking For Same

    Hi, I am looking for women in Texas or close by that are into hair. Please email me if your interested.
    htowncutter htowncutter 26-30, M May 21, 2013

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    Well, Not Chop Exactly....

    When I get really pissed off I want to SHAVE my head. Completely. And if not for the fact that most of the time someone's there to stop me, I probably would! LOL
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 27, 2010

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    Damn

    ..and there I was thinking that I was the only one! Don't ever think you are alone in something because you never know.
    musared musared 16-17, F Aug 21, 2009

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    My Experience (i Shaved My Head)

    This happens to me too. Whenever I get really upset or feel depressed about life I feel like cutting my hair. I often end up doing it, too. The latest time I went extreme. I completely shaved my head. And guess what? I don't regret it. I had been having nightly episodes where I'd...
    PenguinsLikePi PenguinsLikePi 18-21 Nov 25, 2011

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    Wow! There Are Others!

    I found this subject by complete freak accident! I cannot believe there are others who do this! I randomly get the urge to do something drastic with my hair when I'm depressed, angry, or panicking. (I have Borderline Personality Disorder, so I'm a bit prone to outlandish behavior...
    rainbowobscenity rainbowobscenity 22-25, F 1 Response May 24, 2013

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    Scarfhead

    When I got married I had been growing my hair for ages, trying to make it look gorgeous. It was lovely and long and brunnette and shiny. Unfortunately, I shouldn't have married my husband when I did. We have been married for over 2 years now, and I think we are more or less happy...
    Zabou Zabou 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2009

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    I Actually Do This.

    When I am feeling really upset or something, I will cut inches off of my hair.  Gets rid of the dead ends, I guess.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 2, 2009

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    Just Not Enough

    I remeber the first time I did it, I lost my home and my husband was lying about money, and decided he was thinking about leaving me. Today I cut my hair again I am always cutting it and lying to the hair people when I can get it fixed or lying ot my husband. I did it because I...
    tata81 tata81 26-30 1 Response Aug 20, 2009

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    No More Ugly Hair :d

    I always want to cut my hair i just cant stand it and i usually do, i have been depressed for a few months now and i just hate my life and how this stupid society is functioning so i just need to do something to upset them :D my hair reached half my back ... on one day where...
    DisappointMe DisappointMe 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 31, 2009

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