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Can Hair Pulling Cause Headaches?
We get headaches because of inflammation or irritation of the structures that surround the brain.
The hair pulling itself causes inflammation and irritation of the follicles that surround the brain and that causes headaches.
The brain itself has no pain nerves but its surrounded by cells and tissues that do and that’s where the source of the pain lies.
While there’s no actual brain damage there can be damage done to the follicles themselves.
Inflammation can be caused by several things including hair pulling itself.
Anytime we are dealing with inflammation in the head and scalp area, discomfort is sure to follow.
Whether the pulling is from the head or eyebrows, the headache starts because of the inflammation and irritation to the connective tissues and pain nerves in the head.
Skin Irritation At The Follicle
Folliculitis (infected hair follicles) is another source of inflammation and irritation that can lead to trichotillomania and headaches.
Folliculitis looks like a rash or red bumps on the scalp or skin surface.
The irritation and inflammation from folliculitis needs to be treated in order to calm the area and reduce the pain.
So What Do You Do?
If trichotillomania is causing headaches, you’ve got to treat the area internally and externally.
Come at it from the inside and the outside area that is being affected.
You want to combat the pain, inflammation and irritation in that area and here’s two ways to naturally do it.
Treating the Area Naturally
Here are 2 things that can reduce inflammation and headaches associated with trichotillomania.
One you can get at the store, the other can be purchased online and shipped to you.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known for reducing inflammation internally and topically.
Apple cider vinegar makes a good head and scalp rinse that can reduce inflammation, irritation and help disinfect the affected area.
Apple cider vinegar is good TO DRINK because it reduces inflammation internally on a cellular level.
Inflammation starts in our guts and in our cells.
Apple cider vinegar contains a variety of nutrients that help in its ability to do many things in the body that reduce inflammation fairly quickly.
Drinking a tablespoon or two apple cider vinegar with water a couple times a day has a whole host of benefits for your trichotillomania and headaches.
It costs about $7 for a large bottle, it’s seriously the cheapest remedy around for just about everything.
You can find it just about anywhere, no excuses not to do it.
Buy the Bragg’s brand with the mother, if you can’t get Bragg’s, make sure whatever you do get is organic with the mother.
CBD oil has done wonders for my headaches and migraines and my trichotillomania in general.
It reduces inflammation and the pain experienced from headaches as well as reduces anxiety and depression.
I take CBD oil every single day in a tincture under my tongue for best internal absorbency.
I also use it topically on areas that are inflamed and irritated because it reduces the inflammation, pain and discomfort.
CBD oil isn’t as cheap as apple cider vinegar but it works like nothing else I’ve ever had.
I bought a 500 mg tinture of a really pure, potent brand and it lasts me awhile.
It not only reduces pain, inflammation and other issues but it lowers my anxiousness and I pull my hairs less because of taking it.
CBD is like apple cider vinegar in the fact that it can treat a whole host of issues and make you an overall healthier human being.
There are no side effects with either, although you need to make sure you DILUTE your apple cider vinegar with water because it’s too powerful on it’s own.
After a couple weeks of taking both, you’re going to notice a difference.
It’s just a matter of REMEMBERING TO BE CONSISTENT with both that is hard.
I know. I suffer from CRS (can’t remember shit).
Set your phone alarm if you have too, it’s worth it to be headache free.