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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    Scissors! Gimme!

    "Off! Off! I must chop it off! Every strand. Make it nice and short. Bob. Even shorter than a bod. Just get rid of it all!!! I don't need a hairdresser. I'll just do it myself." My poor hair has to hear my mind think that so many times and hear my mouth mutter that often. I think...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 16 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I like listening to different songs from the 90's when I'm upset or sad. Always makes me feel better.
    Allie9273 Allie9273 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I'm listening to The Cure way too much.
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    i have no appetite, i'm feeling low now... i've been listening to "Walk Through" all day... hoping that it will boost my self esteem and it didn't
    Aijmeerah Aijmeerah 16-17, F Feb 4

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    I turn the music louder so I wouldn't hear my thoughts, but it's stupid because the lyrics remind me of what I'm trying to forget.
    weirduo weirduo 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I suppose you guys are all on the opposite side of my world. I'm in Cape Town - South Africa. where r u from? I'm mostly on late at night
    urwright urwright 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 13

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    Mom just told me when they go to Worcester during the Easter break I can't go with them cause I have lessons. Upset doesn't describe how I feel... I hope she changes her mind soon...
    Darkoceans11 Darkoceans11 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    its calming the type of music i listen to when im sad isnt really the type normal people would listen to
    johnny437 johnny437 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 8

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    We've been through so many things Ups and downs and in between If you need more love from me I'll give you more, just let me know It's like a loving when you run and go tell...
    AngelWithoutWingsx AngelWithoutWingsx 16-17, F Feb 19

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    Emil Chau- I know...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I dig angry music or BVB, alkaline trio, or get scared
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Listening to Eminem because I understand were he coming from and it helps me
    Ma11hew Ma11hew 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I really do. Keeps me out of the madness I am battling in my 2 different world. Deep breathing and closing my eyes with music are simple things that make me stronger.
    Sanej21 Sanej21 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    "Who can it be knocking at my door? Go away.. Dont come round here no more Cant you see that its late at night? Im very tired... And im not feeling right."
    BiFurZak BiFurZak 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    http://youtu.be/br-Dy3puDoc
    rogi4u rogi4u 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Principo. I hope somehow someway you can see my dilemma. Inside me, I really need to believe you don't hate me, that I'm not just another friend in the 'done and dusted' pile. It...
    Mjjim86 Mjjim86 26-30, M Feb 4

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    Love music... From just about all eras and genres. Music makes me happy even when It makes me sad. I love to crank my stereo high when I'm driving... Maybe it makes me obnoxious...
    bluebird73 bluebird73 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 4

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    I say I'm OK when I am and even when I'm not. Everything is fine! No not really. Never really. I say I'm fine because that is what is expected. If people knew half the things going...
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    More like "I make stupid choices when I'm drunk" lol. ._.
    drewkyzer drewkyzer 16-17, M Feb 11

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    I cry all the time when I'm alone I feel like that's the only way of getting through life right now
    vanessa5290 vanessa5290 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Love it.its just perfect .when I'm alone I can actually be my self.when music hits u I dont hurt.the words speak to u.making u feel wanted.when every one gives up on u and leaves...
    emo200 emo200 13-15, F Feb 12

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    But then again I get drunk when I'm happy!
    Vincanity37 Vincanity37 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I grew up supporting others when they are upset, but not many times I had to deal with my problems on my own
    mraph12 mraph12 22-25, M Feb 7

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