Picking split ends

Hi guys, I’m new here.
I’m not sure whether this is trichotillomania but I was hoping for some info/support.
Ever since I can remember I’ve had an unhealthy obsession with picking my split ends. I feel that this normally happens when I’m bored or anxious. My hair hasn’t grown in over 10 years and I think that it might be due to this. I can sit their for a lot time just searching and getting a positive feeling from picking the split end. Does anyone have any advice or thoughts please. TIA x


  • Hi Sophie, yes that is a form of trichotillomania. I used to do the same and hated how much time I lost to it. I would just zone out! I wanted to make my hair "perfect" and would lose hours to hunting out "imperfect" hairs.

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