This is a judgement and hate free, positive motivation blog about overcoming and being free of the disorder known as Trichotillomania. Many of us are suffering with it and just need a place to vent or ask for help and hopefully this a blog where you feel safe to do that.

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Please note that I will be sharing my own personal experiences and post photos that some people may find disturbing so please, no hate.

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First night of insomnia in a while… feeling tired but yet distracted and am finding myself fiddling with my hair a little as I think of how to sleep. Just goes to show that even though I’m pull-free, the temptation to pull can still be there, but as long as we stay positive and make sure we try our hardest to avoid pulling, we can achieve a pull-free future.
For now though, whilst I try and sleep, time to relax with a spot of Bob’s Burgers and my bed <3 

First night of insomnia in a while… feeling tired but yet distracted and am finding myself fiddling with my hair a little as I think of how to sleep. Just goes to show that even though I’m pull-free, the temptation to pull can still be there, but as long as we stay positive and make sure we try our hardest to avoid pulling, we can achieve a pull-free future.

For now though, whilst I try and sleep, time to relax with a spot of Bob’s Burgers and my bed <3 

Following my brief update, I&#8217;ll be posting a couple personal updates from me over the next few days/posts to keep NotSoTrichy personal and comfortable :D
Update 1) I now have ginger hair! After maintaining the bright red hair for over 2 and a half years, I fancied a change and have now switched to bright orange/red/ginger hair. The same principle of having bright coloured hair to help me stop pulling still applies with this colour and it is one of my favourites that I have ever had.
Do you have a colour that motivates you to stop pulling? Let me know in my ask box! 
Rachel x

Following my brief update, I’ll be posting a couple personal updates from me over the next few days/posts to keep NotSoTrichy personal and comfortable :D

Update 1) I now have ginger hair! After maintaining the bright red hair for over 2 and a half years, I fancied a change and have now switched to bright orange/red/ginger hair. The same principle of having bright coloured hair to help me stop pulling still applies with this colour and it is one of my favourites that I have ever had.

Do you have a colour that motivates you to stop pulling? Let me know in my ask box! 

Rachel x

UPDATE 2014

Hello there all you beautiful followers! After a VERY long break from blogging, I have returned!

Firstly I would like to say how sorry I am that I have not been active on the blog for a lengthy period. A lot of change has happened in my life but now I feel that I am once again in the position to blog again. Yaaaay! I will once again be answering any old questions I have saved in my mailbox as soon as I can and encourage anyone who wants to to send questions, comments or feedback to me as I’d love to hear from you :)

Secondly, I want to say a massive thank you to all of you amazing people who are still here/who have followed the blog recently. It’s your amazing feedback and strength and support that’s allowed me to think yes, I can actually do this thing and for that, I thank you <3

In terms of how often I will be posting, that will vary unfortunately. I will be entering my final year at University and am unsure as to how much time I will have, but I will try my very best to get this show back on the road and once more create a helpful and positive environment for others to benefit from. 

Much love to all you followers and I look forward to the new start that NotSoTrichy is about to embark on. Stay positive and together, we can acheive our goals <3

Rachel x

This is a video of my speech entitled “Overcoming Trichotillomania” that I gave at the TEDxSWPS conference a month or so ago :) If you could take a little time to watch it and let me know your reaction to it I’d appreciate it lots.

It was an extremely hard and daunting task to me at first, but I am so glad that I got to help spread more awareness for Trichotillomania and had this awesome experience. Thanks to all of you followers for supporting me and inspiring me :)

Stay strong

Rachel <3 x

TEDx yesterday went really well!

The video of the speech I gave on overcoming Trichotillomania will be going up on YouTube within the next few months so keep an eye out for that!

Thanks to all you followers for inspiring me to take part in it (and to Ms Marriott for asking me to do it!) I’ll be posting the speech in due course.

Stay strong guys <3

Rachel x

I just wanted to say that you're blog has really inspired me. When I first found it a year ago, I knew I had trich but wasn't able to admit it. About eight months ago I finally was able to tell my best friend about it and now as of a month ago I've found a therapist and I'm working to get better. Thanks so much for all of your stories and inspirations. - Kathleen

I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to reply to this darling!

I have to say your message has really touched me and I would like to quote you a little in a speech I’m doing this saturday about Trich, is that ok? I’m so so proud that you gathered the courage to stand up and get the help that you need. You’ll be pull-free very soon I’m sure <3

And in answer to your following question about hair dye, I had my hair stripped originally to get the black dye i used to have out, then have gradually built up my colour to get it bright. I get my roots done with magicontrast at the salon (you have to be a hair-dresser to buy it apparently) and then I top it up frequently with Crazy Colour Fire dye :) Hope this helps and that you get the hair you want for your reward!

Stay strong <3 and thank you so much

Just a little video letting you know about the TEDx conference I will be speaking in on the 16th of June. Watch the video for more info!

If you’d like to submit for my speech, be sure to start your submission with the word “TED”. I hope to hear from you! :)

<3 Stay strong! (P.s. I’m sorry that I look like a ghost! Oh and I had to put this on vimeo as Tumblr wouldnt let me upload)

We are not ourselves when pulling. It can feel as though someone else is controlling us, that we have no choice.
But we do!
Reach out, tell someone and you can start your journey towards being pull-free and being in control.

We are not ourselves when pulling. It can feel as though someone else is controlling us, that we have no choice.

But we do!

Reach out, tell someone and you can start your journey towards being pull-free and being in control.