Identified in 1889, hairplucking is a compelling need to pull out one's hair, after stroking it, leaving typical patches of alopecia. Works on the subject report mainly cases of female children, specifying that the symptom, in its minor forms, escapes from specialized consultations. The history shows through the myths, customs and tales, that man attribute to hair seducing virtues, a ... [Show full abstract] representation quality, as part for the whole, and a power both physical and influence linked. On the other hand, various psychoanalytical works broaching hair as an object, or the meaning of its avulsion, seem to get close to these symbolic values. This paper will bring them up from a bibliographical work.