4 Hair Solutions For Trichotillomania You May Not Know About


At Fantasia we understand that one of the main reasons people come to us is to help with their hair loss needs. Hair loss can be extremely sensitive and often lead to a lack of self-confidence, which shows through in your daily life. We pride ourselves in providing sensitive service and successful solutions that helps foster yourself worth and confidence so you can get back to being you.

One of the hair loss issues we often assist clients with is Trichotillomania (trik-o-til-o-MAY-nee-uh), also called hair-pulling disorder. It is a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows, or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop. Hair pulling can cause significant distress and can interfere with your social life and work life. At Fantasia we provide solutions that can help you face the daily challenges of Trichotillomania, but we will share those with you at towards the end of this blog. First, we’ll discuss some of the symptoms and habits of those afflicted with Trichotillomania.

Trichotillomania affects people in different degrees, for some it can be mild and generally manageable; while others find the urge overwhelming, often reporting noticeable sensations before, during, and after pulling. It isn’t strictly isolated to the head either. Often people will pull eyebrows, eyelashes, and hair on other parts of the body. You may be thinking that you are alone if you suffer from this frustrating disorder however, research has shown that between 2% and 4% of the population struggle with Trichotillomania at some point in their lifetime; so you are not alone.

Hair pulling can lead to extreme emotional distress. Often people attempt to camouflage missing eyebrows, eyelashes, body hair, or head hair with make-up, false eyelashes, clothing, hats, scarves, and wigs. Often times due to shame and embarrassment, individuals not only try to cover up the effects of Trichotillomania, but may avoid activities and social situations which may lead them to feel vulnerable to being “discovered”. Things like windy weather, going to the beach, swimming, doctor’s visits, hair salon appointments, childhood sleepovers, readying for bed in a lighted area, and intimacy can cause a lot of anxiety. This added anxiety could lead to even greater tension and emotional distress which makes folks fighting this disorder at a higher risk for co-occurring psychiatric disorders like anxiety disorder. And because they try so hard to hide the disorder they can destroy relationships with family and friends. All of these symptoms can be overcome with the proper help. We at Fantasia feel that the correct hair solutions, along with the proper medical treatment, can help boost confidence and help anyone battling Trichotillomania.

Fantasia provides numerous services, conducted in an individual, private room, that can help provide healthy, safe alternatives to the at home camouflage techniques used.

  1. We provide false eyelashes as well as natural human hair eyebrows that can be attached with medical adhesive.
  2. We offer a variety of solutions in the form of hair extensions from as little as 4-hairs up to 300-hair extensions. Using micro point links (read more about this on our website) our experienced hair solution specialists can provide a unique way to create fuller more natural looking hair.
  3. We also have an assorted option of hair pieces and wigs in real human hair as well as synthetic hair that can be colored, cut, and styled to your choosing.
  4. We offer top pieces, fill pieces, and even half and full hair pieces and wigs to help tackle whatever the extent of hair loss you may be experiencing. These can come in temporary or semi-permanent applications so you can go about living your day-to-day life with ease.

If you want to learn more about any of these options head over to our website fantasiasalon.com or call us at 763-544-9126. We know that our hair solutions are not going to solve your hair pulling issues on their own, but we want to be a part of your solution. Fantasia’s entire staff is here to support you and do our best to make you feel strong, beautiful, and confident again. We want you to feel excited to take on the day’s challenges. We look forward to accompanying you on your journey back to being you. Let’s find a hair solution together!