I'm 24 and have been pulling since I was 12. In the last year I was finally able to admit out loud to a friend what I have been doing. As far as my family knows, I have alopecia (which is what the doctors treated for when I denied hair pulling way back in the day) and I don't think I'm ready to tell them the truth yet. However, I need a big change. I'm looking into behavioral therapy (finally!) and possibly medication. I've dealt with my hair being really thin before and having my scalp be very noticeable, but lately it's worse than ever. I am very hesitant to go out in public (several people in the last month or so have asked if I have cancer). I like the idea of a wig, but 1) I don't think I have the money for a good mono-filament one and 2) I'm not sure I have the confidence to wear one. Suggestions? I'm thinking about starting therapy and seeing how it goes confidence-wise before making a decision about a wig.
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