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30 day challenge to stop scalp picking.
I have a bad habit of picking sores on my scalp. It got so I was picking my scalp when driving in my car, reading, watching TV, etc. My hairdresser commented on my scalp sores last time I was there, I was hoping she would not notice but she did. I want to get these sores cleared up before I go back to my hair dresser in 30 days. My 30 days started on 11/29/10, so this is my 3rd day 12/1 of not picking my scalp. It has been difficult because now the sores are scabbing over, I can feel them and realize there are a lot more than I thought. Anyway I'm trying some Zincplex lotion on the sores at night and Zinkplex shampoo and conditioner...I hope it helps, but I'm not sure. I'm going to keep posting for 30 days, by then it should be easier.
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It wasn't until I started using heavy drugs that my fingers gradually climbed north to my scalp; which has by far been my favorite pick. Picking, coincidentally, is a common habit of those who partake in the particular substance I craved. I, like others, would collect my souvenir scabs and joke that if I ever needed a skin graph - I'd be ready! I studied them and paid particular interest to where the hair follicle holes were.Eventually, my scabs turned into scars and hair no longer grows out of those areas. Fortunately, there were only a few that got to that point. After I stopped using, the need to pick declined dramatically....until now. Going through some personal chaotic break up shit has sent my nerves through the roof (or top of my head :) ) I am making the resolution today to stop picking and I find it ever sooooooooooo hard as I sit here all day at work (with nothing to do) and incessantly rub the bubbly scabs that have amassed on my dome while applying a particular amount of pressure - as there is pleasure in the pain of picking; "the release." I have done the tricks - short nails - exercise etc. but they don't seem to work...so, what I am allowing myself to do is just pick at one of them while the others heal. They all seem to conjugate together so I am being careful not to confusion. I am picking the smallest one so the 'big kahunas' (as I call them) can heal. I am also picking at my split ends instead (taking the need to pick out on dead hair is probably better than live skin!) The need to pick is undeniably within us. Accordingly, the beast must be fed - but now she's on a diet of one scab and dead hair. Has anyone else tried this method before (i.e. just limiting it to one?) I welcome comments and suggestions. This may or may not help others. It is my hope that it does. I figure one must start somewhere - one scab at a time!