Our expert says:
What an awful irony that after you had batled and regained control over hair-pulling and enjoyment in your hair, some brute damaged it.
On the issue of caring for your hair in general and attending to the damaged patches, you should see a consultant Dermatologist, the skin specialist, to see what would be best. To the extent that some of the areas might now contain scar tissue, this might hamper hair growth, but if you are no longer at any risk of hair-pulling yourself, there might be a possibility of careful skin grafts / hair transplant patches, to replace these areas in a sort of re-forestation. And a CBT couinsellor could help you regain your self-confidence, too.
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