Is this itch real?
I posted here once before talking about how I'm struggling with Trich and unfortunately since then nothing has changed apart from my hair becoming worse. The thing is that I get this itch which I've read on some other posts is also what people feel before they pull. Is that itch real ? Because I have tried to shower more to reduce it (didn't work), used less shampoo and conditioner ( didn't work) and I still get the itch which is so hard to resist pulling from
I have always been given the advice of changing the pulling habit to something else but for me there's literally nothing to change it to. I've tried pen clicking, doodling , watching a random youtube video instead, an episode of my favourite show or going to shower when I feel a slight need to pull. Either way I get distracted by the need to pull.
Today I thought I surpassed the urge, I went on pull-free but instead of pulling I was still searching for the hairs that I want because it's such a habit and breaking them without pulling them from the roots. Unfortunately that only went so far until I found a hair that was really rare to find and I pulled it without thinking. I went on to say it's fine and I won't pull any other but I did like 10 minutes later because when you have a taste of what it's like you can't get your mind off of it and you give in. I then went full on pulling mode because my mind just kinda said that's it today's progress is ruined. There's nothing in my mind that I could do apart from my goal to be changed from don't pull your hair to don't let your hands run through your individual hairs.
I hope everyone else is doing better ;(
Xx ~ Yuri