I started pulling when I was like ten or so. I think I just had bad dandruff once and accidentally yanked a hair out and soon realized it felt right. I went to therapy for a while until my mom couldn't afford it anymore. I eventually quit on my own when I was like 14 but then I was nervous about a first date at 16 and relapsed. I haven't told my mom but I've relapsed so many times that I just have given up on seeking advice from others. I just created an account on here to help myself stop again. Sometimes I try to Google some very bad cases of trich in order to scare myself into stopping but it doesn't always work. The only things I find that help are not allowing myself to touch my hair other than to style it, and keeping my fingers active. It's kinda sad to relapse because I'm really happy with my life right now. I think I just do it out of impulse or boredom. Hopefully you guys know some tips to help stop, or maybe this has helped someone. I'm an adult now and I hope that I can stop soon because I've read that once you reach adulthood you'll have trich for life and I'd like to be confident someday. Looking forward to it.