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I used to hate going to the barbershop, and you probably do, too. For us suffering from trichotillomania, getting our hair cut is usually more fearful that liberating. The experience often goes like this.

The barber will be getting started on your haircut, and just before the scissors reach your hair, the barber’s face will freeze. An expecting stare, followed by some good old lecturing — all with the assumption that you did this on purpose. And it will feel just as good every single time.

For years, I relied on this experience to see if my latest efforts had…

Andreas Larsen

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