Hair Pulling Disorder & Hair Care
Significance, Circumstances, Experiences and Possibilities for Intervention
Dissertation Project 2020-2023, University of Cologne
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D23 Study 2
The Effect of a Mindfulness-based Professional Hair Treatment and Haircut on the Hair Pulling Behavior of Trichotillomania Patients
For the second experimental open label study I am developing a mindfulness-based hair care treatment and a training for hair professionals. In the meantime I am recruiting hair professionals and people with hair pulling disordera trough my personal and professional network, online communities and social media.
The aim of this research project is to find out what experiences those affected by trichotillomania have with a hair appointment specifically created for them, which influencing factors play a role and whether this measure has an effect on hair-pulling behavior and self-confidence.
Hello from Hamburg
Yesterday I held my first D23 Zoom Event for German speaking hairdressers. The invitation was emailed and posted with a potential reach of 1000+ hairdressers. Eventually 24 people from Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland signed up. The economical impact on...
Life is a big puzzle.
We are some of the many pieces.
Within each of us there are infinite smaller puzzles, hair pulling disorder can be one of them.