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Top Five Ways to Deal with Trichotillomania
April 25 2017

Top Five Ways to Deal with Trichotillomania

As anyone suffering from trichotillomania can attest, every day is a challenge. It’s a condition that often leads to extreme hair loss: The incessant desire to pull out your hair can make you feel like you’re going crazy, not to mention your lack of self-esteem after finding bald patches or thinning hair. Besides seeking medical care and professional help, here are some ways to deal with this condition at home.

  1. Out of Sight, Out of Mind
    If you have a strong desire to pull out facial hair, eyebrows or hair from your scalp, having a pair of tweezers in sight will make the urge worse. Put them away so that you can’t see them. That way, the temptation to tweeze won’t be so great.
  2. Cover Your Hands
    This might be easier during winter, but making your hair harder to grab could be one way to deal with it. Cover your hands by wearing stylish gloves, or by getting a good manicure that you don’t want to ruin by scratching at your scalp.
  3. Keep Your Hands Busy
    Many people who suffer from Trich also need to find ways to keep their fingers occupied elsewhere. You can shop for stimulation toys for anxiety, such as stress-reliever balls and fidget toys. It’s a fact that fidgeting can also help improve concentration and focus!
  4. Have Fun with Wigs
    Hair replacement tools like wigs can help you during this time. Have fun changing up your hairstyle, going with different colors or lengths, and see which you like the best!
  5. Reward Yourself
    When you’ve tried your best to not pull at hair — and if you’ve succeeded, even just for a day — reward yourself! Simple treats like a relaxing bath, ice cream trips with friends, a movie marathon with your buddies, meditation ... anything that will make you feel good.

Trichotillomania is more common than you may think. Try to talk with others who have gone through it before, or visit a support group to get emotional help during this time. And remember, self-care and prioritizing your body and hair will make a big difference in how you feel and react.

At New Look Institute, we understand the emotional stress of losing your hair and the impact that trichotillomania has on your life. That’s why we offer the finest 100% human hair wigs and hair additions in a professional atmosphere of caring, confidential privacy. To schedule a free consultation call us at (408) 279-4247 or to contact us via email click here.


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