Trichotillomania

Confessions of an Eyelash Puller

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

I squinted at myself through folds of perfectly hairless flesh. My eyes were smaller and uglier than they had been. Pig eyes. I felt finally like I was looking at myself. As ugly as I felt inside, I was now outside.

Millions Of People Pull Their Own Hair Out Every Day, Here's Why...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It is estimated that around 110 million people worldwide suffer from trichotillomania (TTM) - a condition that causes overwhelming urges to pull one's...

How I Gained 180,000 YouTube Subscribers

Rebecca Brown | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Brown

I started to realise that things had taken off in 2009, when I had 100,000 views in one month for one of my videos. I remember putting that number into perspective, thinking that a stadium's worth of people had seen my video.

Woman Makes Inspiring Time-Lapse Of Health Condition That Makes Her Pull Out Her Hair

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Rebecca Brown suffers from trichotillomania, an impulse control disorder that makes her pull hair from her head when she feels anxious. For the pas...

Losing My Hair, As a Girl, Made Me Stronger

Annabel Burn | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

I was 9 years old an standing in assembly. The teacher, sudddenly blurted through the silence "Annabel! You have headlice!". To ensure that this humiliation never happened again, I began to look for nit eggs myself. It soon became easier, rather than combing out the eggs, to simply rip the offending hair out.

National No Pulling Week - Time to Stop Pulling Your Hair Out

Lucinda Ellery | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lucinda Ellery

So what happens when your hair becomes a source of embarrassment, fear and shame? When you turn from being an outgoing, confident person to someone who is hiding a dark, debilitating secret... when you are quite literally 'pulling your hair out'?

The Manipulative Mother

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

When I tell people I have had three scholarships in my life, 2 academic and 1 music they are impressed. When I tell them I studied piano for 12 years but stopped short of Grade 8 (the highest grade), they are impressed. When I say I won every form prize in my junior school, won competitions for speech and drama, poetry reading, the bishop chorister's award and played the lead 'Alice' in Alice in Wonderland, all before the age of 11, they ask me why I don't do any of it now? But of course I don't normally tell anyone these things. Because I didn't win them. My mother did.

TOWIE Star Admits “I Pull Out My Eyelashes”

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Famous for her Bambi ‘double lash’ look, The Only Way Is Essex star Sam Faiers is rarely seen without her heavy duty eyelashes. But her love o...