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xKatharine , 30 Dec 2009

14 year old - scalp picking.

I'm 14, I've been picking at my scalp for a couple years now. I don't really do it in times of stress, or sadness, etc, I do it because I enjoy it and no one seems to understand it. My mom will tell me to stop because of the sound it makes when I pick at the scabs, and even then I can't stop. I do it in school, in the car, watching TV, etc. It takes me loads of time just to be able to pull my hand away from my head and to my pencil to start my work. It doesn't hurt, and I like it, but I feel like something is wrong with me and I'm just so tired of it. No one else I know does it, I feel like I can't talk to anyone.
5 Answers
December 30, 2009
**I also tend to put the scabs in a pile, and as embarassing as it is, I also smell my fingers or the scab after the picking. Anyone else do that?
December 30, 2009

In reply to by xKatharine

I am a 17 year old guy who experienced this dilemma when i was 14. It all started when i was scratching my head and this scab was stuck to my hair and i could feel it with my fingers, so i took it out and examined it and tasted it and after that it became a habbit but i know a way to stop it. The best thing to do is to keep urself busy,trust me it helps a lot. Secondly if u are a guy get spikes and apply gel or other hair products,this will help you because u will not tend to eat ur scalp if u have gel on it and plus it will ruin ur spikes! Thirdly do not spend time alone as this will only encourage u to pick ur scalp. Hope this helps. It helped me... And i do the same thing lol
December 31, 2009

In reply to by iknowhowtostopit

Maybe it's just that women speak out about it more? I don't know :P But I think girls are probably affected more because cosmetically it's a pain to cover up, especially teenage girls that really care a lot about how they look, where I think guys are a bit more chill about that sort of thing. Then again I have no idea.

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