Hello everyone. I'm a newbie here and I badly need help because I can't stop pulling my hair. I have been pulling my hair since I was 12 years old and now I'm 30 years old. I have three kids, all girls. I am desperate to end my habit. Please help me.


  • Hi Rubz, welcome to the site! I've just posted this to Shaz on another thread. Try keeping a journal to see when you're most likely to pull and then take steps to reduce the risk at those times. You could change up your routine, go for a walk, have things to fiddle with nearby that you keep in your danger zones, time the urge to see how long it lasts - anything that works for you. Barrier methods can be really helpful too - gloves and hats, conditioner on your hair, plasters on finger tips. If your scalp feels hot and irritated you could try putting the back of a spoon against the skin to soothe it instead of pulling.

    There are recordings here that can really help too and lots of information here :)

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