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Eating my hair - December 21st 2011, 11:44 PM

I can't stop! Is there anyone on here that's like that?
   
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Re: Eating my hair - December 22nd 2011, 05:34 AM

I've never had this problem, but one of my close friends did. It's a condition known as trichotillomania. This is the pulling out of hair. When one eats it, it is an additional condition known as trichophagia. You can find a link to the trichotillomania learning center here. My friend also decided to make a YouTube video, explaining the condition and showing others that they are not alone. It can be found here. Good luck with everything! Feel free to shoot me a message if you need some support, or need someone to help you with research.






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Re: Eating my hair - December 22nd 2011, 06:20 AM

I used to suck on my hair a lot when I was younger. Honestly, I can't really remember how I managed to stop but you definitely aren't alone. Maybe try chewing gum as a substitute?


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