Girls on the Pull

Hair is a multi-billion pound industry. It is a potent sign of femininity, sexuality, and health. As a nation, we’re obsessed with it – we preen it, cut it, style it, dye it and spend millions on it every year.

Losing it can be devastating, yet across Britain an estimated one million people are literally tearing their hair out. They suffer from trichotillomania (TTM), an impulse control disorder that causes sufferers to experience uncontrollable urges to pull out their own hair, often to the point of baldness. Why do they do it and how can they stop?

Girls On The Pull
1 x 30′ documentary
Minnow Films for Channel 4 – 2010

Directed by Ruth Kelly