Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling) Support Group

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  • Jadem

    My hair pulling

    Hi.I have been pulling my hair since the 3rd grade i am now 24. I have never reached out to anyone ever really. Most of my friends and family know about it, but no one really understands it. I am hoping that with me reaching out I will be able to meet more people like me an find away to stop or at least cut back on it. 
  • Cantstop


    I want so badly to stop pulling or better yet to find the cause of my pulling but for now some hints to help me stop are enough!!Please share if you have any....
  • Imdonewiththis

    My oh so long journey

    Hi there..... My name is Mel, and I have had Trich for 33 years. ! Phew I said it. Still cant believe its that long. My hair pulling started after the death of my father in a terrorist bomb in London when I was 9 years old. Its started off with me just splitting the ends of my hair and progressed quickly to pulling. I really didnt notice I was doing it for the first year and when I did I just...
  • Hello everyone. I hope you are well today.This will be my first installment of the story and my struggles of having Trichotillomania. I have chosen the username ThisEndsNow for obvious reasons...Let me start off by telling you a bit about myself. I want to remain relatively anonymous until I have conquered this ridiculous (I say this out of anger) problem we are all facing. Today I will tell you...
  • They say we are defined by our actions. Not our words. 7 months ago I created this account and username 'ThisEndsNow.' I was desperate for a new beginning. I was lost and I was searching myself for answers. I begged myself to stop pulling. I desperately wanted to stop. I wanted to understand.  Two days ago I had a major relapse. Even though my hair had been cut to the length a guard-less...
  • lostdirection85


    IM NOT A BARBER..but I find myself cutting and shaving my hair. I've been doing this for a few years now...always promising myself not to touch it so it can grow out. I break that promise finding myself right back in the mirror trimming and edging... This is a problem
  • Hey everyone, I just joined this group, because well I feel like I need to try everything. I'm at a bad place with the trich right now. I joined a lot of other groups in this daily strength thing, but this is my first post, because this is my biggest struggle right now. And I need help.I have had anxiety and insomina basically my whole life, and trich since I was 14 or so (I am 25 now). As time...
  • ClosetPuller

    Getting Away With It

    After researching the disease, I realized that it didn't start at 9 years old when I started pulling... I seemed to always have had it. I sucked my thumb until I was nine (which is a symptom) and then it went to hair pulling. My brother, sister, mother, and I all have it. Mine is well hidden- I always pull from different parts of my head and never for too long so that my hair pulling isn't...
  • line_light96

    My Journey

    I started pulling when i was 9 years old. It all started with my eyelashes, then it moved to my eyebrows, then to the hair on my head. When I was in the 4th grade, I was bullied a lot at school because of my hair pulling and the kids did not want to hang out with a girl who pulls her own hair. My hair pulling got worse in middle school to the point of where I bearly had any hair at all. I looked...
  • cp305

    treatments for bald patches

    This is not something that I've ever talked to anyone about. I've always thought that pulling out my hair made me weird and crazy and have never wanted to admit to anyone that I do it. I've been pulling out my hair from my scalp since I was about 10 or 11. I've gone through periods where I stopped completely or only pulled out hair on the odd occasion. The last few years have been frustrating,...
  • Hey, everyone! I'm Lily and I started pulling out my hair in 5th grade. I'm sharing my story in hopes that it may one day help others overcome their trichotillomania.I don't know what triggered it initially or any of that. I just remember when it started and how miserable it made life. I'm sure everyone here knows the story: Ostracized at school, treated like a freak, finding creative ways to...
  • deleted_user

    has anyone tried acupuncture?

    I tried acupuncture and it did seem to help. The Dr. must know I pull hair b/c he put them in my head to stimulate it. It seemed to help, but I needed to go more often than every 2 weeks. Has anyone else tried acupuncture? Or any other holistic approach? I'd be interested to hear about it, I am an holistic RN and am trying different approaches. I've tried increasing protein in my diet and...
  • I've been around the internet for a long time now. sometimes I find others like me and it's comforting. I have been a compulsive hair cutter since I was 13 and I'm 44 now. I have had periods of remission where my hair grows long. I've had a rough time of it with lots of head shavings for the past 3 years. My husband's thyroid cancer threw me into a tizzy and it's really hard to get back on...
  • confidenticandoit


    Hi everyone. I just discovered this condition today, as someone who I know on another trich online support group has it. Trichotemnomania is basically compulsive hair cutting. Just spreading the awareness, I thought if I'd never heard of it before, there would be others who hadn't heard of it either. I hope this makes anyone who cuts their hair compulsively here feel less alone.
  • Hello Folks. Have been a member, though not always active unfortunately, for 5 yrs or more. But could not sign in and had to make a new registration. Hope to see some of the members I recognize on here. When I last posted this forum was very inactive. Hope that has changed. This forum is for support and without active members there is no support. I don't like the new format AT ALL.  Anyone else...