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upsettispaghetti

271d

Does anyone else have problems with pulling their hair? I'm always tearing it out of my scalp and I want long healthy hair but I can't seem to break the habit 😭 I will braid it sometimes and that helps but I forget

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    • Bre19

      265d

      @ThePacifistWhale same here

    • ThePacifistWhale

      270d

      I have problems with my eyebrows and eyelashes

      • Bre19

        265d

        @ThePacifistWhale same here

    • Barbiegrl

      271d

      Does it feel satisfying to do it ? Mine is slightly different, i pick at scabs on my scalp

      • upsettispaghetti

        271d

        @Barbiegrl i do that as well, but it's more like if I feel a single strand that's not perfectly smooth, i tear it out because it bothers me and feels satisfying to remove it, but I'll pull it so much to the point my fingers get sore and sensitive

    • seedling

      271d

      This sounds like Trichotillomania. I relate to this. I don't pull out my hair but I am obsessively messing with it. In many different ways. It's definitely a compulsion and it drives me insane sometimes. One of the many ways I'll mess with my hair is I'll twist it around my fingers really tight until I feel it tugging on my scalp. There's something about that tight feeling that is soothing.

      • unicorn

        270d

        @seedling I was going to say the same thing about it possibly being trichotillomania.

      • upsettispaghetti

        271d

        @seedling same I always break my hair as well so I have a lot of split ends but the more split ends I have the stronger the tendency is to pull it. Sometimes I pull it so much my finger get sore and sensitive it drives me insane too. It's like a stress response that turned into a bad habit but doing it also stresses me out more

        • seedling

          270d

          @upsettispaghetti ugh I feel for you. I don't experience that with my hands but I do know how much it drives me nuts. Have you ever talked to anyone about this? I haven't yet I'm just curious.

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