Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I don't really remember pulling that much lately, but somehow both my right and left set of lashes look awful.  Like awful awful!  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Not alone

Trich is estimated to affect 2-4% of the population, or two to ten million Americans.  It's more common than my blood type!  Yet I've never actually met someone else that has it.  Well, I've "met" people through online support groups, but that's different.  With millions of people being affected, there's a great chance that I know someone with trich and I just don't know it.  Well... yesterday I found out that someone that I already know and have known for years also has trich.  Such a strange feeling.  Wish I had known sooner (and I'm sure they do as well).  And while we can't go back in time and be there for each other, we can now.  

I'm not alone... never was, but now I feel it more- I'm not alone!

Monday, July 30, 2012

I would never wish trich upon someone... but I have always hoped that a celebrity, someone famous would come out and say that they have trich.  Simple because they could be a voice for the trich community.  They could bring awareness to this disorder.  Well, TLC's shared today that actress, Olivia Munn has opened up and revealed that she has trich (article can be found here at the Christian Post and here at the New York Daily News).
Image via Elle
"I don't bite my nails, but I rip out my eyelashes," Munn told New York Daily News. "It doesn't hurt, but it's really annoying. Every time I run out of the house, I have to stop and pick up a whole set of fake eyelashes."

Sunday, July 29, 2012


I had a thought the other day.  I know shaving ones legs and armpits isn't a part of trich.  After all, it's not pulling.  But I wonder if it could be somewhat related.  Now I wouldn't say that the average persons shaving habits are, but maybe my shaving habits are trich related or influenced by it?  The reason I'm was wondering is cause not only do I shave my legs and armpits... I shave them everyday... year round!  It's not for vanity or cause I wear skirts everyday (cause I don't).  It's simply because I hate the feel of any bit of stubble or hair growing back.  I have a hard time going to sleep at night if I can feel prickly legs.  And maybe to the average person they aren't prickly... Maybe I'm just more sensitive to the feeling.  Maybe I'm more aware of hair?  I used to think shaving daily was normal... until I realized that I haven't met someone else that shaves every single day.  Maybe it's OCD?  Or maybe it is just normal to shave that often?  Hmmmm?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How cool is this?!  Look at the progress the Trichster movie has made since I posted yesterday!  I really hope they reach their goal.  Having a documentary out on trich will educate so many people.  So please consider donating- even if it's just $1.  My sister and I have already donated- thank you so much, Sissy, for supporting something that means so much to me.  I'm pretty lucky to have such a supportive family!  Okay, so go check out Trichster and watch the trailer.  If you want to see this movie made- do your part... donate and/or spread the word to others.  We can make this happen!
Note: Their goal is to reach $10,000 by Friday, August 17th.  But ultimately they need to raise $20,000 to produce this film.  So there's a long way to go.  And unlike many other disorders, diseases, conditions, ect...Trichotillomania doesn't have a celebrity voice or some famous person getting the word out.  We are the ones that need to make it happen.  It's up to us to spread the word and educate people.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


This documentary can not be made without the help of others... without me and you!  Please consider helping make Trichster possible by donating- even if it's just $1


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I'm sure people wonder if it hurts to pull hair out.  And it's weird... it hurts if someone else pulls a hair out (like my little baby's hands that like to grab at anything).  But I wouldn't say it hurts when I pull.  In fact, sometimes there are hairs, lashes that actually feel like they hurt unless I pull them out.  Wonder if that makes sense?  Not sure if that's the same for other trichsters.  Hmmm?  Now this is really going to sound weird... but on occasion I've tugged on a hair on my scalp and it actually hurt somewhere else on my head.  Weird- I know.  I've never told anyone that before cause... well, it's weird.  Maybe my nerve endings are messed up... who knows.  

Monday, July 2, 2012

Right lashes have made progress... not necessarily intentional though, they just haven't bothered me.  I actually feel somewhat confident in how they look and I really want to leave them alone.  They are so close to looking normal (not naked and bare).  And go figure today they are bothering me.  I feel like they are calling out to me.  I'm trying hard to resist.  Think I might go take a shower- sometimes that helps.  I hope I don't lose this growth.