Posted by: glitterseason | June 6, 2010

things that help me

ok, I need to stop being so negative.

These are the things that I have found that help me. Please share yours!

  • Stroking my cat
  • Wearing a hat
  • Wearing gloves/having plasters on my fingers
  • Mindfulness
  • Eating
  • Not spending too much time on my pc/tv
  • Telling people so they can tell me off! (except I am too scared to tell people!)
  • Sitting on my hands


  1. I’m 45 and suffered from trich since I was 8. Eyelashes, eyebrows and hair on my head would rotate as “targets”. For the last 9 years, I’ve been pull free-no damage done if i do get the urge to pull. But, what I’ve learned-I’m medicated for other reasons, however, the medication has helped me get rid of the “got to pull” feeling.

    One thing that I can do and it helped me in the beginning- if I would pull an eyelash or more out-I would tell my self over and over again-I don’t care, it’s just 1 hair or 5. But, no matter I would compulsively tell myself this-it doesn’t matter/I wouldn’t “need” to keep going.

    Exercise-this helped even before meds. Aerobic of any kind. Diet-no sugar, no chocolate-very healthy diet-helped even premeds.. Keeping stress minimized. Hope I helped.

    • thank you x

  2. I am 21 and have been pulling for 14 yrs. now! It effects my every day life and I’m sick of it! I have a 5 month old daughter and I don’t want her to see mommy pull her hair out all the time. I am balding very quickly and have had no help. I need to talk to someone that has the same struggle as me. I have never had the chance to meet someone with trichotillomania. I have been to several phsyciatrists and therapistsand all they do is throw medicine at me and the send me on my way…I need help or advice please!

    • I have this hair problem too. Tried so many things, john kender diet helps ALOT. But its hard for me to really follow. Also the Mike Grant skin care regimen is great too. But it really damages my hair. I do them off and on anyway to keep the worst of the urges away. I have found something new, an addition to those things I have been doing sporadically. Its called nail rubbing. Its like some kind of accupressure. It really helps me reach that relieved state that I used to get from hair pulling. Its not perfect, but it has cut down my pulling by 75%. Pretty Good if you ask me. So, I still try to basically follow the john kender regimen, diet plus scalp care. But I’ve added the nail rubbing, I just wanted to share. Here are the links… of course you could just google their names and nail rubbing to find additional info.

      Based on Mike Grant and John Kender’s experiments and research –

      Scalp Regimen :
      Diet :

      Nail Rubbing :

      These things have worked for me. Hopefully they can help someone else.

  3. Hi, I am 16 and have been pulling for like 3 years, I hate it I just want to b normal an b able to put mascara on. I only pick my eyelashes an I stop for awhile then the damn urge comes back an I get so depressed an disappointed in myself. I just need some pointers that will hopefully help me to stop.

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