Psychiatric Trichster Model Gets Hair

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Psychiatric Trichster Model Gets Hair

Woman who started pulling out all her body hair at the age of NINE and ended up in a psychiatric hospital finally overcomes her compulsion thanks to a revolutionary hairpiece

  • Claire Ory, 22, from Bristol had head shaved by parents at 11 to stop her pulling
  • Problem only became worse when she was 13 and mother committed suicide 
  • Tried wearing wigs but found them too hot and cumbersome 
  • Has been fitted with Intralace system and pulling has drastically reduced  

A woman who started pulling all her body hair out when she was nine-years-old believes she’s finally overcome her compulsion thanks to a revolutionary hairpiece.  

Claire Ory, 22, from Bristol had her head shaved by her parents when she was 11 in a bid to stop her pulling. 

But the problem only became worse when her mother committed suicide two years later and Claire ended up in a psychiatric hospital.

After battling through her depression and experimenting with covering her head with wigs to embracing her baldness with bare-headed modelling shoots, she’s never been able to overcome her compulsion. 

However, last year she was fitted with a revolutionary hair mesh, known as The Intralace System, which acts as a barrier to further pulling while also filling in the patches on her scalp 

She’s since been able to go on a rollercoaster for the first time, perform as a contortionist and wash her hair normally, plus her rate of pulling has drastically reduced.   

Claire Ory, 22, from Bristol has been left with bald patches all over her head after she started pulling her hair out at the age of 

Claire Ory, 22, from Bristol has been left with bald patches all over her head after she started pulling her hair out at the age of 11

 

In order to boost her confidence, Claire started modelling to show off her bald head but it didn't solve her compulsion to pull 

In order to boost her confidence, Claire started modeling to show off her bald head but it didn’t solve her compulsion to pull 

 
Last year Claire was fitted with a revolutionary hair mesh, known as The Intralace System, which acts as a barrier to further pulling while also filling in the patches on her scalp

Last year Claire was fitted with a revolutionary hair mesh, known as The Intralace System, which acts as a barrier to further pulling while also filling in the patches on her scalp

‘I started pulling my hair out at the age of nine at school. Doing something like that at such a young age made me anxious and depressed and I started to develop school phobia,’ Claire recalled.

‘My parents obviously noticed the gaps in my hair and decided to shave my head when I was 11 to stop me from pulling. 

‘For the following year I was fashioning different scarves and hats before I asked my mum if I could look into wearing wigs.

‘After a year I got my first medical wig and it was amazing. I was so happy and I felt like I finally looked my age again. However, this did not last.

The performer has tried covering her hair with wigs but found they were too high maintenance

The performer has tried covering her hair with wigs but found they were too high maintenance

Claire who works as a contortionist is able to perform with confidence thanks to her new hair 

Claire who works as a contortionist is able to perform with confidence thanks to her new hair 

Claire says modelling without a wig helped her confidence, but she was still seeking a solution for her trichotillomania 

Claire says modelling without a wig helped her confidence, but she was still seeking a solution for her trichotillomania 

 
The performer can now work with confidence thanks to a mesh system that covers the bald patches and creates a barrier to further pulling 

The performer can now work with confidence thanks to a mesh system that covers the bald patches and creates a barrier to further pulling 

 

Claire performing without her wig, which she found too hot and cumbersome 

Claire performing without her wig, which she found too hot and cumbersome 

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