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
Here is a mellow, a bit rainy summer update. The trial-training was very rewarding for the hairdressers, our participants with Trichotillomania and myself. The only thing everyone regretted was, that it was not in person, especially when it came to the cutting...
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.