To someone without this condition, it may seem strange and easy to stop. For a person that’s battling trichotillomania, though, it’s much more complex. This condition involves pulling hair, often right out of the scalp or another area of the body. It’s not just the act of pulling hair out but rather the uncontrollable urge to do so. Why does it happen? If it is happening to you, know that there are things you can do to help your hair and handle the underlying cause of your condition.