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Hair cutting/Perfectionism


This is really embarrassing to talk about and I don’t know if anyone else has experienced anything similar. About a month ago I started compulsively cutting my hair myself and going to the barber 3-4 times a week to try and fix my hair. It’s not about trying to make myself look better, it’s that I have to make it symmetrical. When I’m not cutting it, my thoughts are constantly on my hair and it’s preventing my from sleeping. It’s so bad that at night, I constantly wake up and go the bathroom to cut my hair because the urge is so strong. I used to have long hair a month a ago and now it’s a buzzcut because I completely gave into the compulsions. I’m embarrassed to tell my parents the real reason why my hair is so short now and can feel the anxiety in my stomach all day long. Please help me stop.