I'm having a really hard time. My trich is mainly compulsively picking at my split ends until my hair is damaged and rough to the touch, something that has taken so many hours away from me and replaced it with this mindless self destruction. Now it's progressed to pulling hair out as well, and this just adds to the time I spend picking. I'm trying to stop but am having such a hard time, and there are little to no resources for split end pickers. Can anyone help me? This is ruining my life...
Hi! Wow, I completely relate to you - I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent picking at split ends. I hate it because it’s so hard to stop, and it’s also worsened my trich. I always suggest this for people with trich (and frankly, I wish I followed my own advice as to do this): wear cotton gloves. Even if you think you won’t have urges, having this barrier will prevent you ahead of time from picking/pulling if your hand finds its way to your hair. The reason I suggest cotton gloves is because it’ll make it harder to grip onto the individual strands of hair. Also, I tend to not pick at split ends when my hair is wet because the strands stick together and it’s harder to see which ones are split. So maybe every hour or so spritz your hair with water? Another thing I’ve realized is that it’s much harder for me to pick at split ends when my nails are pretty short, so maybe try keeping yours on the shorter side and see if that helps. I hope that this advice helps you and if you need anything else, please let us know!