International No-Pulling Week Raises Awareness of Trichotillomania

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Hair Restoration Specialist Champions Cause to Help More Than 100 Million Women Worldwide

A staggering three percent of the worldwide population will suffer from Trichotillomania (TTM), yet most people have never even heard of it. TTM is a control impulse disorder that involves pulling out one’s own hair, whether it’s from the scalp or eyelashes. September 23-29 marks International No-Pulling Week to shed light on this very common, yet much hidden and extremely destructive disorder.

Hair loss specialist and leading expert Lucinda Ellery has teamed up with founder of charity Trichotillomania Learning Centre (TLC) Christina Pearson and launched International No-Pulling Week to raise awareness of this hair pulling condition. The majority of people with TTM pull as a coping mechanism for anxiety and other difficult emotions, often sub-consciously. What could start as a small habit can escalate dramatically resulting in a complete loss of hair.

“I have thousands upon thousands of TTM clients spanning across my UK and LA studios so the aim for International No-Pulling Week has always been to help raise awareness and offer solutions for sufferers,” says Ellery. “I want to stop women feeling alone. So many are affected by TTM, yet no one talks about it. By showing how common it is, we can reach women who are distressed and offer help.”

Lucinda, who for the past 30 years has been pioneering hair loss solutions, offers an array of Hair Management Techniques for thinning hair, patchy hair loss or total hair loss through varying Intralace Systems. Lucinda Ellery understands the trauma TTM causes to all of its sufferers therefore provides unrivalled support that sees all her clients maintain and develop a close and supportive relationship with Lucinda and her excellent team. For more information please visit

About Lucinda Ellery
Established in 1984 in London, Lucinda Ellery Consultancy is an innovative salon where a team of professional hairstylists are dedicated to a system that not only helps restore hair loss but also promotes natural hair growth. Since its opening the salon has offered luxury yet affordable high-quality hair extensions and services to women with fine hair and hair loss difficulties. The goal of Lucinda Ellery is to help women cope with chronic hair loss by restoring and improving their quality of life in a discreet private environment. For more information on Lucinda Ellery Consultancy please visit

About TLC
The Trichotillomania Learning Centre (TLC) is a global TTM charity, and its mission is to end the suffering caused by hair pulling disorder, skin picking disorder, and related body-focused repetitive behaviors. Compulsive hair pulling and skin picking are disorders that cause millions of people to live in shame and isolation. TLC transforms the lives of sufferers and their families by providing hope, support, and recovery. For more information please visit

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