"While the symptoms of PTSD are extremely distressing, they are, in fact, a form of protection. They are your body’s way of trying to keep you alert and 'safe' from that threat happening again."
"During extreme stress, functions that are deemed by the body as non-essential are put on pause. So we may see a reduction in energy directed towards skin repair, hair growth, and even digestion."
I got an expensive hair-bonding treatment for Christmas in the hope it would cure the great clumps of hair clogging my drain. By the new year, I was convinced it was making it worse
Despite thinking I knew better than to fall for the marketing of 'cult' products, I sought out what was sold as an easy fix because it appeared simpler than processing my trauma.