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First of all, sorry if my English is not 100% correct, it's not my native language.
Secondly, I would like someone to talk to about trich. I haven't told anyone yet, but I feel like talking to someone and hear experiences from others.
My experience with trichotillomania is a bit different than the ones I've read one internet. My trich has been very short, but pretty intense. It started about 1/1,5 months ago when I had a lot of stress caused by university and my driving exam. I knew the hair pulling was wrong, but it felt sort of stress-relieving. Besides that, my hair was really thick, so I thought "a few less hairs" wouldn't mind. Of course, it weren't just "a few hairs", it was a huge amount of hair which I pulled out. After a few weeks ( I think about 2-3 weeks) I suddenly noticed how bad it had become and I stopped pulling immediately. My hair now is not was it used to be. The top of my scalp is extremely thin. While there used to be like ten layers of hair on my scalp, there's only one now. On many spots you can see my scalp trough the hair. And no matter how I style my hair, there's always at least one thin patch. I don't have real bald patches, but the entire top of my head is just so thin, like I'm some old bald woman.
I've read that in most cases the hair grows back. But still, i'm scared that my hair will remain this way.
Now, have you guys got some tips how to grow hair faster (and yes I tried the inversion method and castor oil, but both don't seem to work out)? And also, I would like to talk to somebody about trich and just idk life i guess....:).