Hair Pulling Disorder & Hair Care
Experiences, Circumstances and Possibilities for Intervention
Dissertation Project at the University of Cologne
Studies 1 & 2 2020-2023
Evaluation & Article Writing Phase 2024
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D23 Study 2
Currently in evaluation phase
The Effect of a Mindfulness-based Professional Hair Treatment and Haircut on the Hair Pulling Behavior of Trichotillomania Patients
For this experimental open label study I developed a mindfulness-based hair care treatment and a training for hair professionals. I recruited hair professionals and people with hair pulling disorder through my personal, professional, and academic 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.
Thank you for participating in the studies!
I would like to express my deep gratitude to the participants of the two studies.
Thank you for taking the time, for being supportive of BFRB research and for sharing a little bit about you.
Thank you dear hair professionals for being part of this research project, for your time, care and positivity. In addition to the questionnaires, I have received over 40 emails from the participants who shared how grateful they were for the experiences you provided.
Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about the project via magazine articles, podcasts, emails and word of mouth.
Now it’s time to prepare the presentation of the results to you!
Life is a big puzzle.
We are some of the many pieces.
Within each of us there are infinite smaller puzzles, hair pulling disorder is one of them.