Conquering with Keen: Kate learns

Conquering with Keen: Kate learns "Why Do I Pull My Hair Out?"

November 13, 2019

I started a blog, Why Do I Pull My Hair Out, to share facts I learned. I searched online for a way to control my trichotillomania at home and found Keen by HabitAware, the habit-tracking bracelet. I invested in the Keen bracelets because I often pull alone. Keen was crucial to my at-home success. My Keen bracelets remind me when my hands rose, retraining my brain over time to forgo that behavior.

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Taming the Monster in the Mind - Tips to Overcome Trichotillomania and other BFRBs

Taming the Monster in the Mind - Tips to Overcome Trichotillomania and other BFRBs

October 30, 2019

If you can give up ownership of your BFRB to the "Monster" that needs to be tamed, it becomes easier to challenge this disorder.

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Conquering with Keen: Brianna's Story

Conquering with Keen: Brianna's Story

October 22, 2019

"The best advice I can give other kids or teenagers like me is to use your Keens to teach people so that they will learn about BFRBs and will have understanding and compassion when they come across other people with these habits. Everyone who has asked me about my bracelets has been extremely kind and understanding. I've come to accept that I shouldn't be ashamed and it helps to know that there are other people just like me working to overcome this, too."

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Guest Post: 5 Steps to Overcome Compulsive Lip Biting

Guest Post: 5 Steps to Overcome Compulsive Lip Biting

September 25, 2019

Lip biting, also called Lip Bite Keratosis, is classified as a Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB) like Trichotillomania (hair pulling), Dermatillomania (skin picking) and Onychophagia (nail biting). This is how Kate was able to overcome compulsive lip biting.

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Conquering with Keen - "S" finds Self Love & Confidence

September 18, 2019

S. is a 47-year-old living in Florida and has been struggling with Trichotillomania for 32 years.  This is how she’s Conquering with Keen, in her own words: "I'd absolutely recommend Keen to others who struggle with Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania (skin picking) or nail biting...Remember that you have to be willing to do the work to change the habit. Keen isn't a magic pill that will transform a habit that's taken years to master. Show up for yourself, YOU ARE WORTH IT. Give yourself the gifts of confidence, joy and a social life - And a Keen, if you are ready to change!

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Trichotillomania Recovery: From Hair-Puller to Hairstylist

Trichotillomania Recovery: From Hair-Puller to Hairstylist

September 04, 2019

Dorin's journey with trichotillomania began over 20 years ago. Today she shares, "My Trichotillomania and my hair had negatively affected the activities I chose to participate in, the people I let into my life, and worst of all, the way I thought of myself. It took years of slowly meditating on surrendering, but I eventually got to a place where I had enough. I was ready to surrender to the disorder. I was no longer going to let my disorder control me." 

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Research trial to investigate new treatment for trichotillomania (also known as hair pulling disorder, TTM, or trich)

Research trial to investigate new treatment for trichotillomania (also known as hair pulling disorder, TTM, or trich)

August 28, 2019

Research trial to investigate new treatment for trichotillomania

 

Find out if you qualify. Take the survey!

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Conquering with Keen - Mae's Story: Growing Hair and Confidence

Conquering with Keen - Mae's Story: Growing Hair and Confidence

August 21, 2019

Mae, 18 years old and from South Carolina, has been dealing with Trichotillomania for 3 years. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen, in her own words.

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Conquering with Keen: Alissa's Story: Confidently Overcoming Trichotillomania

August 07, 2019

Alissa, a 14-year-old from California, battled Trichotillomania for five years. Alissa’s hair pulling was initially focused on her eyebrows and eyelashes, but then eventually included her head. “Trichotillomania made me lose my confidence..."

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Conquering with Keen - Monica's Hair Pulling Story

July 31, 2019

Monica lives in Minnesota and has suffered from Trichotillomania for 50 of her 58 years. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen, in her own words. 

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Conquering with Keen - Alyssa's Nail Biting Story

Conquering with Keen - Alyssa's Nail Biting Story

July 09, 2019

Alyssa is a 21-year-old LGBTQ+ activist and botany field scientist living in Arizona. She has been struggling with nail biting and skin picking for 14 years. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen Awareness, in her own words.

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Conquering with Keen - Gessie's Nail Biting Story

Conquering with Keen - Gessie's Nail Biting Story

June 19, 2019

Gessie, a 20-year-old living in New York, began her struggle with Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) at the young age of 4. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen Awareness, in her own words. She's been able to stop nail biting, stop hair pulling and find acceptance with her situation. As she says, "progress is not linear...its a journey."

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Sizing Guide

Not sure which size is right for you?

It's important that Keen fits snugly. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order:

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