Trichotillomania Challenge: Day 2
(Yes I’m aware that I’m actually supposed to be on day 13, but you know…grad school…depression…)
When did you start pulling? Where do you pull?
I started pulling in 6th grade when I was 11. I started tugging at my eyebrows because I thought I’d ‘look prettier’ with thinner brows. Turns out I ripped out half my eyebrows…
Two years later in 8th grade I was in class taking a quiz and playing with my hair. I felt a kinky hair, so I pulled it out. I kept searching my head for other ‘wrong’ hairs. My mom always complained about how thick my hair was (she’d have to put it in a bun for dance class) so I thought by pulling I was in a way helping her. I developed a giant bald spot at the top of my head, and continued (still do) to pull from the crown of my scalp.
Then when I was 20 in my junior year of undergrad, I started pulling out my eyelashes. I don’t know how this happened, but it did.
I still pull from my scalp and eyebrows, and occasionally my lashes. I struggle with eyelash pulling the least, and scalp pulling the most.