Things you shouldn’t say to someone that has trichotillomania – Georgia Lucy

But first, what is trichotillomania? I’ve explained what trichotillomania is before, but I’ll do it again so that the rest of this makes sense. In short, it’s a mental disorder that forces a person to rip and pull out their hair. The urge is irresistible and almost impossible to ignore (I’m doing it as we speak). So a lot of …

Why does your hair look like that? — A short reflection on my life with trichotillomania – Georgia Lucy

If you’ve heard of trichotillomania, then that’s the answer to ‘Why does your hair look like that?’ It’s punny as well — a short reflection? You’ll understand my punny title in a moment. What is trichotillomania, you ask? It is a mental disorder that classifies under Obsessive-Compulsive and other related disorders. It urges the individual to pull out their hair …

What’s Causing Your Thinning Hair & How To Deal With It

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Hair loss is a topic which is seldom discussed amongst women. Although classically linked to men, recent figures show that 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they are 40. There are many causes of female hair loss, some of which are temporary and resolvable such as stress or vitamin deficiency. Other causes, however, are much more …