What is Trichotillomania?

What is Trichotillomania?

what is Trichotillomania

Do you know someone that suffers from Trichotillomania? Are you someone that suffers from Trichotillomania? At easihair pro, we are compassionate and understanding of those that suffer and want to educate our readers about Trichotillomania.

what is Trichotillomania?

What is Trichotillomania?

According to Mental Health America, Trichotillomania (or hair pulling disorder) is impulse control disorder and involves pulling out one’s own hair, most commonly the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelids. This disorder affects 1% to 2% of adults and adolescents and is most common in females. Trichotillomania is a chronic condition will affect the individual throughout their lifetime. If you or a loved one has the following symptoms they might suffer from this disorder:

  • Noticeable hair loss from hair pulling
  • Increased tension when resisting hair pulling or right before hair pulling
  • Relief or pleasure after hair pulling
  • Shame due to hair pulling
  • Hair pulling rituals (pulling a hair kind of hair, eating hair, or rolling hair between the fingers)


Since Trichotillomania is on the obsessive-compulsive spectrum, the same treatment for OCD can help symptoms. The two methods that have been scientifically researched are therapy and medication. In behavioral therapy, the individual can learn how to keep track of behavior and symptoms that lead to hair pulling. By increasing awareness of these behaviors, one can substitute hair pulling with techniques aimed at easing the urge to hair pull. Even though medication is a temporary relief, it can ease hair pulling and anxiety. Medications that are used for OCD symptoms and depression can be helpful to reverse symptoms if used with behavioral therapy because it falls along the anxiety disorder spectrum.

If you have experienced hair pulling and want to feel confident (which can reduce the urge to hair pull) while waiting to grow out your hair, we recommend our Revive hairpiece. This Revive hairpiece is most recommend by Hair Replacement Specialist because it is reusable, involves no shaving or the hair, and looks and feels great!

Do you have an experience with Trichotillomania? Have you used the Revive hairpiece? Let us know in the comments below!

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