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meganvictoria20 meganvictoria20 13-15, F 12 Answers Aug 1, 2012

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Why not pluck your leg hairs instead. It'll help in the long run with shaving and if you're lucky the pain will keep your mind off your scalp.

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*hands over tweezer*

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Sadly not hunni, I don't know a great deal but I'm guessing it's either a stress or an OCD habit. It can't hurt to book an appointment with your doctor they'll give you much more professional advice than an internet forum, good luck x

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Squeeze an ice cube in your hand, for as long as you can stand it.<br />
Distract yourself.<br />
Pain your nails, three coats.<br />
Wear gloves.<br />
Pinch yourself.<br />
Do square breathing. (breathe in four seconds, hold four seconds, release for four seconds, hold for four seconds; repeat). This actually forces your heart rate to slow down, and decreases anxiety.<br />
Apply a light coat of vaseline to the area you want to pull from. You won't be able to grip the hairs.

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Its called trichotillomania. There are groups on EP about this. I have done this in the past. I once pulled out a large patch on my head, embarrasing and took forever for it to look normal. I would also pull out pubes. I just would get stressed and not even realize I was doing it. It seems to provide some weird relief but possible infections too. I put my long hair in a bun, and kept other areas shaved so it couldnt be a possibility. Have to keep your hands busy or get away from slow time that allows you to do these desructive things. Or talk to a therapist to find out what is causing the stress and anxiety/ocd...

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Go to the doctor. This is called trichotillomania, it's considered a type of Obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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take some drugs

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I have a cousin who did this. There is a name for it but I don't remeber what it is. She is now totally bald. Do you want to be bald? Think about it. She also pulled out her brows and lashes.

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Practice loving yourself.

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shave it off

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That's what I was going to suggest.

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