Ianqui's 365 Project

Friday, August 31, 2007

243/365: After the revelation

After the revelation

I hesitate to put this picture up, but I feel like I need to mark this day. While I was getting a haircut today, my stylist pulled out a mirror and handed it to me. "Here," he said, and pointed to my ear. "You see the hole there?" He was just trying to tell me that I should let him cut my hair shorter to even it out better, but what he was pointing at was an area where my hair has thinned because of my trichotillomania. I've been denying to myself that I am causing visible damage, although I knew, just from putting my hair into pigtails and feeling how uneven the sides were, that there's a problem.

Don't worry. I'm not grotesque. My hair is so thick that the casual viewer probably can't see it (and in any case, it's not in this picture). And, it looks especially good right after it gets cut—Javier does a fabulous job. Still, this is a problem, and I need to figure out how to get over it.


At 9/01/2007 11:30 AM, Blogger Anastasia said...

ohh. I'm sorry. A friend of mine from college has it, too.

At 9/02/2007 4:45 PM, Blogger Scrivener said...

Huh, I'd never heard of that, but I might do that some too. It would have to a pretty mild form, but I think since I got myself to (pretty much) quit biting my nails, I've been messing with my hair a lot more.


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