According to The Haircut Psychology of Girls, Hair represents femininity and beauty, it is praised as a sexual, sensual, beautiful thing by men.
It signifies the new start and a sign of moving on, new hairstyle fill women heart with feelings of fresh start.
It changes the feelings from inside; sad soul is lightened up with new appearance and heals the torn heart.
It demonstrates that she is beautiful even while in pain.
It throws an option “you are no more in my life and I am getting rid of the thing you love”.
Boosts confidence and helps to accept “change may not be all that bad after all”.
It is sign of boldness and emotional kick to men.
It shows the world that you changed your life and feels liberating.
But for those with excessive hair grooming (Trichotillomania), the desire for hair to grow back is their biggest ultimate wish which is masked away in various tufts, a can of an entire hairspray concealer, adorned with a 24/7 same-ponytail-hairstyle-for-life.
Today, I consulted a young lady who’s never had a haircut since she was 6 years old. Her beautiful virgin curly brown hair had no bald spots. It was just uneven, like the photo here.
If she hadn’t told me she has Trichotillomania, I’d thought she’d just need shaping. “She could easily go to any salon”, I thought, “and if she’d wear her hair down, people wouldn’t be able to tell.”
Trichotillomania, a medical mystery, that has many doctors still baffled only to prescribe antidepressants to even the healthiest, most normal people, leaves the self-inflicted excessive groomer; fearful, shameful, embarrassed, even if we think they look fine.
How can you tell someone with Trichotillomania?
You can’t. 1-2 out of 50 people have it and someone who know has it, but will never tell you their embarrassing secret.
How can you attract someone with Trichotillomania to your salon?
Post posters and decals and educate your clients about the disorder. They will spread the word in the community and will also help end Trichotillomania bullying in schools. Print your Awareness materials here.
Are there any special words or hairstyles to say to someone with Trichotillomania?
Nope. You treat them as do your own clients. Most importantly never say; “why can’t you just stop?” or “you know your hair will look much better if you would stop”. The key is to be supportive. You might give them a fabulous hair cut one day, but the next day, they can pull it all out. As long as you remain supportive and offer help with wig fittings, hair extensions, hairpieces, you’ll have a loyal client, one whom you’ll feel rewarded with every visit!
So when you find your wife/sister/friend/girlfriend doing this, make a point to talk to them. It is sign that something is really bothering them.
Don’t ignore it. If you do, it’s not just her hair you lose…your time, the emotional stress.
And for many of us, changing our hair to change our life is just as easy as choosing a new color for our nails.
Why? Because it’ll grow back in case we hate our new look.
Trichotillomania is also a type of Body-focused repetitive behavior
Trichotillomania (/ˌtrɪkəˌtɪləˈmeɪniə/trik-ə-til-ə-may-nee-ə, also known as trichotillosis or hair pulling disorder) is an impulse disorder characterized by the compulsive urge to pull out one’s hair, leading to noticeable hair loss and balding, distress, and social or functional impairment. It appears in the ICD chapter 5 on Mental and behavioural disorders and is often chronic and difficult to treat.
Trichotillomania may be present in infants, but the peak age of onset is 9 to 13. It may be triggered by depression or stress. Owing to social implications the disorder is often unreported and it is difficult to accurately predict its prevalence; the lifetime prevalence is estimated to be between 0.6% and 4.0% of the overall population. Common areas for hair to be pulled out are the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, legs, arms, hands, nose and the pubic areas.
What are some of the Body-focused repetitive behavior Treatments used today?
Many health care professionals may use Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
Other health care professionals prescribe anti-depressants like Sertraline (Zoloft and Prescription drug. This medicine is an SSRI that treats depression, anxiety, and other disorders.
Some sufferers try Cognitive behavioral hypnotherapy (CBH) is an integrated psychological therapy employing clinical hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
But TheSecretMane, uses beautiful hair. Any women, sufferer or not, whenever she experiences a bad hair day, she is unable to function properly in any setting, such as her job, her school or on a date. She may even have no desire to go to school or on the date. But when her hair looks good, she feels great. Which is why there are organizations, like the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program, which provides makeup and skin care so that women suffering from chemotherapy are able to feel better during treatment and as a result the path to recovery becomes easier to bear. With TheSecretMane program, sufferers are given a kit which contains hair and all the products necessary to install and remove the hair, whether on their own or with the help of a professional Trich experienced stylist. Not only does the hair hide the disorder, but it also prevents access to pulling out their natural hair. In addition, the sufferer can enjoy an active lifestyle like swimming and roller coaster rides with this hair. She won’t have to think about it for a month as this is how long the average wearer keeps it in for, till the next maintenance. Over time, with continuous maintenance, the sufferer is able to manage and control her hair pulling and many times have NO DESIRE TO PULL! This is what makes TheSecretMane program successful since 2004! The longest student is over 10 years PULL-FREE WITH NO recurrence of the disorder!
Is there any hope for Body-focused repetitive behavior Hair Regrowth?
Yes. As long as your hair as the potential to regrow, your hair will regrow.
Will OCD return after Body-focused repetitive behavior Hair Regrowth Treatment?
Yes, which is why you must remain in TheSecretMane program, till ALL hair pulling desires diminishes and you have complete control over your Trich.
What is TheSecretMane program?
TheSecretMane program comprise of 3 different choices:
I offer 3 types of Courses or Programs:
DIY KIT is a WEBCAM ASSISTED SELF TEACHING course comes with everything you need to stop pulling and start hair regrowth. This Course is perfect for Students who are comfortable doing it themselves or with the help of a relative or their hairstylist. I include a free webcam tutorial that’ll ensure you to have a beautiful new head of hair, stop pulling and get your life back in only 1 hour and for the entire lifespan of your hair barrier which is up to 6 months of unlimited support. This Course fee starts at $399-$1999 depending on size and coverage you need. While photos of your hair are fine to send me, the best option is to measure the area(s) that needs to be addressed correctly to ensure the best coverage needed for your security. http://charleneblacer.com/fight-trichotillomania-stop-pulling-and-grow-back-hair-kits/
DIY KIT PLUS is a 2 DAY PRIVATE WORKSHOP which comes with everything you need to stop pulling, start hair regrowth, private lessons and professional installation that includes hair cutting and hair blending. This Course is perfect for Students who prefer Charlene to work alongside them. They need the hands-on experience. And they want to walk out with hair that was done by a professional. This course ensure you to learn everything you need for the entire lifespan of your hair barrier which is up to 6 months of unlimited support. You will learn not only installation techniques but proper removal and challenging topics such as “what happens if my hair grows back?” and “how can I cut the hair barrier into hair extensions?” plus more challenging questions. This course will give you a beautiful new head of hair, stop pulling techniques that’ll last throughout the lifespan of your hair barrier, typically up to 6 months, and get your life back in only 2 days. This Course fee is $2999 and Charlene will pick out the best suitable hair barrier for you. http://charleneblacer.com/course-2-day-class
PROFESSIONAL SALON INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE and MONITORING for 12 MONTHS course comes with everything you need to stop pulling and start hair regrowth with the help, guidance, support, experience and artistry of a Trichotillomania friendly hairstylist for 12 months of nothing but beautiful hair days. This Course is perfect for Students who prefer to leave it up to the professional. They like the feeling of seeing their Trichotillomania friendly hairstylist in the salon’s private room and chat about their past month’s progress. Talking as well as meeting other Students is therapeutic for them. This is the Course that is depicted in many of the success hair regrowth photos you see in this website. Please check out testimonials all verified reviews from real sufferers! http://charleneblacer.com/form/verified-customer-reviews/ Also check out natural hair regrowth success from Trich as well as other hair loss ailments http://charleneblacer.com/my-courses/graduates/ The PROFESSIONAL SALON INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE and MONITORING for 12 MONTHS program is perfect for those who can travel to our current New York City or Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania locations once a month. This course will ensure a beautiful new head of hair, stop pulling professional monitoring that’ll last throughout the entire year. This Course fee starts at $5999 for 12 months http://charleneblacer.com/salon-1-3-6-12-months/ To get started, please book a consultation- http://charleneblacer.com/free-hair-health-regrowth-consultation/
How long is your longest Body-focused repetitive behavior Hair Regrowth student?
Since 2006, almost 10 years pull-free and counting!
Can I treat my OCD Compulsive Hair Cutting Treatment in the privacy of my own home?