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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Awh Shinedown look what you did you kicked the mood a step lower ;^; Now I'm all depressed. "Those songs" from my childhood, why do they mean so much and sound so radiant, its...
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    Off he goes - Pearl Jam Know a man...his face seemed pulled and tense... Like he's riding on a motorbike in the strongest winds... So I approach with tact suggest that he should...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Sometimes the intensity of my emotions makes my body hurt. Right now I feel gross.
    DreamingOfBetterDays DreamingOfBetterDays 13-15, M Mar 29

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    I do. It helps me calm down and not do anything stupid. Music has helped me out so much
    angelkinzz angelkinzz 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clarity - 'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don't know why
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F Apr 10

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    I've been blasting dubstep all afternoon and I gotta say, I feel a lot better haha, and I got a lot of **** done on top of it. Thanks music, you're awesome.
    anonymouslymysterious anonymouslymysterious 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I really love music so much and there is no day I dont listen to it. But the sad thing is, i broke my earphones just recently. Again. It is like the 3rd earphone I broke this year...
    kiristiyana kiristiyana 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Music is one of the few things that helps me at my worst. Songs: Haji's Kitchen__Lost Zebrahead__Falling Apart Three Days Grace__Painkiller The Redland__So Far Black Eyed Peas...
    BurningFist BurningFist 22-25, M Mar 30

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    It's an escape for me, just tune out reality for a few moments and tune in on the music.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 7

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    "Somewhere we went wrong, we were once so strong." Every felt like several tabs were open in your mind and you can't find the one playing the throwbacks?
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Say you like me - we the kings
    HisMsLane HisMsLane 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    beautiful - Christina Agulara
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    or when I'm trying to fall asleep
    hashbrown20 hashbrown20 18-21, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Yeah...i start to laugh at everything and for some reason i love to listen to SOJA and AC/DC when i´m drunk....oh...if i could feel like that all the time....damn depression
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    When I'm sleepy I can't stop doing stupid childish stuff. Lol, and I'm always laughing at everything.
    BlkPplONLY BlkPplONLY 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I hate saying im Okay when I'm not. I feel like I'm dying inside.. But if people want me to be happy so be it ..
    Happyness7 Happyness7 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    That is tonight... "I feel heavy when I'm sad".... I came home after looking into his cold eyes & my chest feels empty
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I'm so optimistic and mellow when I'm on my period. Funny isn't it?
    W1ll0wstream101 W1ll0wstream101 22-25, F 1 day ago

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