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MomB , 04 Apr 2022

Hair Piece

I’m a mom who is trying to help my adult daughter with trichotillomania. She Has been battling for a few years now and has approached me to help her get a small hair piece. I’m glad that she shares her struggle with me and I never cross the line as to ask her about her therapies. My question is how do I go about helping her with this? Have any of you experienced this yet and is insurance any help. If I’m over stepping my bounds in your forum I’m truly sorry. Just looking for some guidance.

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April 16, 2022

I too am the mom of an adult daughter who has struggled for many years with Trich. I was lucky enough to have a personal hair stylist who knew about trichotillomania and first got her a hairpiece years ago. Since then she has gone to a wonderful salon in Seattle Washington. Insurance is a no go in my opinion. You can get a prescription from a dr for a “cranial prosthesis” but that likely just saves you sales tax, as it will be considered a medical device.

December 30, 2023


Your initiative in supporting your daughter is truly commendable. Assisting her in finding a hairpiece could significantly boost her confidence, reflecting your care and understanding.

Checking with your insurance company about potential coverage for certain aspects might be beneficial. Trichstop can also assist by including any necessary details your insurance company might require on the monthly invoices for potential reimbursement.

Engaging with online communities, like our Facebook page, could connect you with other parents who share similar experiences. Exploring our blog or attending webinars might offer valuable insights into different support strategies and resources available.

Your unwavering support and empathy play a vital role in her journey toward managing trichotillomania. Keep up the great work! And don't forget your own well-being, if you also require some support, don't hesitate to reach out- you are part of your daughters healing, and it can be overwhelming too.

Wishing you well on your daughters healing journey.

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