How To Stop Pulling Out Your Hair

Pulling the hair out from one’s own body is known as trichotillomania disorder. People suffering from this disorder will always have an urge to pull their hair and this will result in bald patches and loss of hair. Also the people with this disorder will experience a feeling of satisfaction after the episode of hair pulling. Before going for professional treatment the people who have this condition should try to deal with their behavior on their own. There are many ways in which to stop the pulling of hair out of various part of the body. Consider the main ones:

  • Make a note of pulling you hair Every time you do it. Whenever you feel an urge to pull hair out take the chart, which should be prepared already, and make a note. It is better to have a member of the family or a friend who is around do this job so that the note can be honest. Assume that you are going to pay money to someone you don’t like each time you pull your hair out. By doing so, you will be able to stop the pulling of hair out.
  • Reward yourself if you are trying to stop pulling hair out. This is often known as internal reinforcement. You can reward yourself in the way which you like the most if you don’t do the activity for more than two hours or for several days. By doing so, you will be able to get rid of the disorder.
  • If you are pulling hair unconsciously then the best way to get rid of this behavior is to wear an athletic ankle around the arms or a wig on your head. With these methods people will be able to stop pulling their hair.
  • Many a times trichotillomania is triggered when a person is under stress and during that time the person will start pulling the hair. To avoid this, the sufferer can learn to reduce stress which in turn will not trigger the onset of the disorder.
  • When you feel an urge to pull hair then you can imagine that you are at a stadium where there are many people around you. When you feel that people are watching you, you will not be pulling your hair out.
  • Make a note of the triggers of the behaviors associated with trichotillomania and try to avoid those situations, activities and people. This will help greatly for stopping the pulling of hair.

If these methods do not work, you should not give up. It is better to visit a licensed mental health care provider who can provide an appropriate treatment. The main treatment options include counseling, hypnosis, bio feedback and relaxation training. Each of these can be used in a combination with any other treatment which will also help you to stop pulling your hair because of trichotillomania.
Apart from all these methods, you should try to keep an optimistic attitude which will help you overcome all problems.

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