Trichotillomania is the habit of pulling hair from the scalp. There are irregular patches of balding and hairs that are broken and twisted off. This condition is often times associated with an obsessive compulsive disorder. With trichotillomania, the client may also pull hair from other areas of the body. This condition is often associated with anxiety and high stress.
Because of the way the hair is sometimes pulled from the scalp, it creates pili incarnata on the scalp, and leads to folliculitis and inflammation of the scalp.
Constant abuse of hair and scalp through trichotillomania can lead to permanent hair loss due to the excessive trauma that the follicle is experiencing from the hair being completely pulled out from the root.
N.B: Remember that when it comes to hair care, there's a lot of fact, fiction, myth and reality on the internet. In the event of any confusion, it is advised you see a professional hair care expert.
Atilola Moronfolu (HPT) is a certfied hair care expert and a holistic practitioner of trichology certified and accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Mahogany Hair Revolution, Los Angeles, California. To book a hair clinical appointment with Atilola in Lagos Nigeria, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07061141501.
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