As an ex eyelash puller (and notice I say ‘ex’, because once you start pulling your eyelashes or hair you can only ever be an ‘ex-puller’ and never a ‘non-puller’ as you will have to always stay vigilant agains the urge to pull your hair), I am always wary of using mascara or eyeliner as a Trichotillomania sufferer. Even today, after all of my eyelashes and eyebrows have grown back in, I am careful not to put anything on them that might make them fragile, itch or worse yet, draw my attention to how they feel and start trying to pick off the mascara (which would of course lead to picking at my eyelashes). But the other day I was participating as a fortune teller in my children’s Halloween party. And how can you have a fortune teller with no dramatic eye makeup? So I went ahead and let my kids paint my eyes. And I looked great. And it was such a joy to see my long thick eyelashes which had grown back after 40 years of no eyelashes at all. However, by the time I got home I was so conscious of my eyes that I just knew I had to get the makeup off. I was WAY too aware of my eyes for comfort. So I brought out my trusty vial of Trich Stop hair growth oil to help me resist the urges and calm the itching that had already begun.
This goes back to how I felt when I was putting together my system for stopping hair pulling. Even though I had to go out in public feeling naked, I was determined to remove anything chemical from my eyes and started using only natural things on my eye area. And it WORKED. That’s how I started to research creating a natural hair growth oil and solution to help me stop pulling my hair.
So, I go back to my advice to hair and eyelash pullers: even if you are dressing up this Halloween, do NOT use any chemical products at all on your hair or eyelashes.