I have had trich for as long as I can remember, my mum used to tell me off about the bald patches on my head around aged 7 and I am now 24 and still going. For most of my teenage years when the obsession was getting worse I was constantly looking for "crinkle hairs", I would call them, meaning coarser thicker hairs than my naturally fine hair. I would pull these out, sometimes get myself into a complete trance where I would stand and focus on finding the right hair for hours on end....I kept going for so long that I now very rarely come across a "crinkle hair" anymore as they have all been pulled out. Recently I have found that I have got worse because I'm desperate to "feel" something on my scalp. I have less hairs that I desire to pull out (just a few a day...) but now I use one of my nails to dig into the scalp until it hurts in the same way as pulling out a hair would. I have got to the point where I have 3-4 places on my scalp which are cut and painful, but i continue to pull the hair there or pick at the skin, almost wanting to cause the pain. It even hurts when I wash my hair now. Whether it is caused by stress or simply habit I have yet to work out. I would love some advice on how to prevent myself from doing this - I want to actually WANT to stop. PLEASE HELP ME STOP!