Cathy’s Story, Hair Solutions For Trichotillomania

Brave women connected“I’ve had Trichotillomania (TTM)* since I was 18.  I just dealt with it by myself.  My doctor didn’t even know.  I didn’t know what the options were to hide it better.  After years, I finally started looking for options online and found Bravadas.

It was scary to make the appointment, so I made my husband come with me.  But then, they were just so great, that I got over it very quickly.  My stylist worked with me, and she was very creative in coming up with solutions—and she still is– it’s an evolving process.  I’ve been getting extensions now for nine months and I love them. She is supportive, comfortable, creative, and she’s talented at what she does.  And she really cares, she wants to fix the problem.  She’s fantastic.  I’m very grateful for what they’ve done for me at Bravadas.

I would tell someone suffering from TTM and is apprehensive about calling Bravadas to not put it off another day. They will find themselves in a warm, welcoming environment where there is no shame. Bravadas can re-open doors to TTM sufferers that have been closed to them, sometimes for years.”

*TTM Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania (trick-o-til-o-MAY-nee-ah) is a disorder that causes people to pull out the hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, or other parts of the body, resulting in noticeable bald patches.  Trichotillomania (also referred to as TTM or “trich”) is currently defined as an obsessive-compulsive RELATED disorder but there are still questions about how it should be classified. It may seem to resemble a habit, an addiction, a tic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Most recently, it is being conceptualized as part of a family of “body-focused repetitive behaviors” (BFRBs) along with skin picking and nail biting.

Source: Trichotillomania Learning Center  www.trich.org