It is so therapeutic to read this woman’s story that sounds so much like my own. It started in the 8th grade for me when the messy bun became popular. And I noticed I had hairs that were coarser and wouldn’t sit flat. So I started pulling them out. Redhead all things possible. My hair was the one thing I would be complimented on and I think it had an effect on me psychologically. It made me hyper self conscious of my hair and its appearance. I “have” to get rid of the “bad” hairs.
Be yourself with Redhead all things possible design!
I don’t completely relate to this exact story, trich seems to come up for so many reasons for everyone. Mine wasn’t stress for studying or anything. I was just watching cartoons one day when I was like 12 and ripped all my lashes out. And then it moved to my eyebrows, Redhead all things possible. which were so patchy my friend made a passing comment “jut shave them off and draw them on itd look better” triggering me to just pull them all out. I don’t go to town on my head but I search for the crimpy strands. I managed to stop pulling my eyelashes, I love wearing mascara now because I couldn’t for so many years, but I can’t stop my brows.
My magnet is the thicker coarse strands of hair as well. I don’t feel the urge to pull anywhere else though, but I’ve got other things I deal with too though. Click to own the cute printing shirt and enjoy it! I remember being 5 years old and taking scissors to my eye lashes because I was so frustrated with myself for constantly pulling them out. I don’t volunteer that I have had trichotillomania for over 40 years but sometimes its worse and people notice.
Have a nice weekend!
I did this when I was 8, I guess it was a reaction to my father almost dying. And had a line across the left side of my head where I had pulled the hair out. I don’t remember quitting the pulling but I do still twirl my hair. It is a calming act for me, I just don’t pull it out anymore. I’ve ‘pulled’ since I was around 3 years old, I’m now 39. I keep my hair short but as soon as its long enough I start to twist it round my finger and pull it out.
This is why I have almost no eyebrows. Luckily, the urge to pull or tweeze has lessened over the years, and I can pencil in my brows and no one knows and I’m no longer destroying myself. But I can spend hours in front of a mirror with a pair of tweezers if I’m not careful. I started pulling my hair when I was 9, after my parents divorce. The bald spots were so severe the school called my mom to ask if I had cancer and was getting chemotherapy.