I wish I had a good answer for you but I have exactly the same issue AND the same fears about brushing/washing my hair. Actually I came on here to ask the same question! Hopefully someone has an answer for you View Thread
The WORST thing you could do is try to control her bulimia, ESPECIALLY when she admitted the problem to you. I understand that you want to protect her, but there are better ways to do it than others. Definitely have her see a counselor, maybe psychiatrist for meds, and a nutritionist. BUT one at a time and at a SLOW pace! Remember that eating disorders are about control not about food. It's a longggg road but recovery is possible..the sooner the better. I hope this helps View Thread
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