Hair Pulling Disorder & Hair Care
Experiences, Circumstances 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 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.
Hello from Hamburg
Freue mich auf die BFRB-Tage vom 29.9.-1.10. in Köln. BFRB steht für Body-Focused Repetiive Behaviors, also um körperbezogene, repetitive Verhaltensweisen wie Skin Picking, Trichotillomanie, Nägelkauen und Wangen- und Lippenbeißen. Dort werden Betroffene, Forschende,...
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.