Trichotillomania causes are often complex, and every case of trichotillomania is personal and will vary. It can be an extremely emotionally distressing condition, however, we can assure you that you are not alone and there is support available. We have collated a list of tips that may be of some value whilst trying to cope with trichotillomania.
Keep A Diary
Everyone will be at a different stage in their journey dealing with trichotillomania, however you might not be ready to talk about it or receive hair loss treatment yet. If you keep a diary of how you’re feeling, it may take the weight of slightly and map out any anxieties in life. If you’re not consciously hair pulling, you may be able to gain some insight as to when and why it is happening. A diary is a great way to track your progress and be proud of any achievements.
Occupy Your Hands
If you know that you will be engaging in an activity that doesn’t require any use of your hands, it may be worth investing in sensory items that will occupy your hands, such as a fidget spinner or a stress ball. In time, you will be more conscious as you will associate that item with the urge to pull.
Speak To Your Loved Ones
If you feel you are ready to talk about your condition, confide with loved ones on a level that you feel comfortable. Don’t be embarrassed as they will want to support you. You may want to establish a code word between yourselves, so that if you are unconsciously pulling, they can subtly remind you!
Seek Professional Support
There are lots of professionals available to provide support during your journey so take a look at resources available, from hair loss treatment salons to therapists. New research and studies are ongoing, so it might help to hear a new perspective. Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth offers trichotillomania hair treatment.
Just remember that no condition should define you and regardless of where you are in your journey, you have the control to cope with trichotillomania at your own pace on your terms – you’re not alone.
If you are ready to discuss the hair loss treatments we have available at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic in Bournemouth, please book an appointment with us today, or give us a call on 01202 760003 (Westbourne, Bournemouth) and we will be happy to help.