Trichotillomania is a rare impulse control disorder in which the sufferer compulsively pulls out their hair from the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, or pubic area. Some pluck each hair out at the roots; others may pull large handfuls at a time.
The direct causes of Trichotillomania are unknown, some evidence suggests that this behaviour can lead to some people hiding the condition. In extreme cases the swallowing of the extracted hair can cause internal blockage.
What options are available to me to cover my hair loss ?
In small areas - Hair Thickening Spray can be used to give the illusion of full hair coverage and is available in various different colours to match your natural hair colour. If the area of hair loss is large or affects the style of your hair, a partial or full head piece could be considered. There are a variety of different types of hair pieces and wigs available. In some cases, to prevent repetitive pulling a hair piece can be attached to the affected area.