Naomi had been pulling her hair out since she was 14, for over 12 years. It was something that she would not realize she was doing. She found herself constantly wearing a hat, even when she didn’t want to because that was the only way she would be unable to pull her own hair.
It also hid the small bald spots she would see from excessive hair pulling from the same spots.
After mentioning to a friend that she was suffering from trichotillomania, he suggested Pavlok. Naomi wasn’t interested at first, but after he brought it up a few times, she decided she had nothing to lose.
Because trichotillomania is a behavior that can be performed unconsciously, Pavlok is the perfect solution for breaking the habit.
Every time Naomi would try to touch her hair, she would zap herself with her Pavlok.
Her hair-pulling stopped immediately. In fact, she didn’t have the urge to touch her hair at all. She could now stop wearing hats as they were no longer needed to stop her from pulling her hair.
Naomi received validation a few months later when she ran into a couple friends she hadn’t seen in a while. They commented on how much better her hair looked. Because she had stopped pulling it, it was now fuller and thicker.