Our expert says:
Do, please, check the Archives of this Forum, under "hair" ( we don't say much about hair other than in discussing this problem !) and also "trichitillomania", which you can also use as a search term on Google and Yahoo for a good web search. You'r mom's right that it's a bad habit, but not "just" a bad habit --- it can even lead to baldness !
It's best to see a psychologist about this, to work with you to devise a range of methods to stop this bad habit, to "unlearn" it, and to learn better habits in its place. FInd better things to do with your hands while feeling fidgetty ( like worry beads ) ; and discuss treatment of your underlying anxiety, with your psychologist. Een try wearing gloves at the times that you're most likely to do it.
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