Why Do I Eat My Hair After I Pull It Out?

That was a question I hadn’t really thought much about until I read an article on Trichophagia, or a hair eating condition, while I was researching my own treatment and the Trich Stop System for curing hair pulling. After all, I understood the pulling was a problem, but I hadn’t even thought about eating my Read more about Why Do I Eat My Hair After I Pull It Out?[…]

Will My Hair Grow Back After I’ve Pulled It Out?

Being an ‘ex’ hair puller, I get this question a lot. “I pull my hair out, will it ever grow back?” The answer is ‘yes’, your hair will grow back. No matter how long you’ve been pulling your hair out, no matter how many times you’ve pulled your eyelashes out. Take it from me. I Read more about Will My Hair Grow Back After I’ve Pulled It Out?[…]

Hair Pulling in ‘Young Adult’

I just watched the film ‘Young Adult’ with Charlize Theron and have mixed feelings about the hair pulling condition that she had. While I’m pleased that hair pulling was dealt with in a major motion picture, and therefore trichotillomania was brought out of the closet somewhat, it did bother me that she was such a Read more about Hair Pulling in ‘Young Adult’[…]

Who Suffers from Trichotillomania or ‘Hair Pulling’?

Trichotillomania is believed to affect 2-5% of the population and 80-90% of reported cases are women.  The average age of onset is 11, however pulling can start at any age.  Children under the age of 6 years old usually stop hair pulling after 12 months. The diagnosis criteria for Trich in the mental health field Read more about Who Suffers from Trichotillomania or ‘Hair Pulling’?[…]

What is Trichotillomania?

What is Trichotillomania, otherwise known as “Trich”? Trichotillomania is classified as an impulse control disorder.  People who suffer from this hair pulling disorder have the uncontrollable urge to pull out hair from their scalp or other parts of their body. Hair pullers are unable to stop this behavior, even as their hair becomes thinner and Read more about What is Trichotillomania?[…]