In order not to be unfounded, we turned for help to an expert, obstetrician-gynecologist Oksana Babenko, who answered our question about whether hair coloring affects women’s health.
When we talk about whether it is possible to dye hair during menstruation, we must remember two main points.
First: the regrown part of the hair is its dead part, which cannot respond to changes in the hormonal background of the whole organism. Second: at the root (base) of the hair are sebaceous glands, the production of which during menstruation may increase somewhat.
From the foregoing, we can conclude: in general, the hormonal background does not directly affect staining, since the hair is dead.
At the same time, one must take into account that in some women the root part may be more oily (as mentioned above), which means that the paint may be worse taken in this part (the roots will be lighter and the main part darker).
A professional master will definitely consider these nuances before starting to stain. Only it must be warned. The master can either degrease the hair (which completely removes the fact of oily scalp), or leave the paint at the roots of the hair for a longer period. In general, when dyeing hair during menstruation, a professional with modern means does not have problems.
The question of whether it is possible to dye hair during menstruation, worries many girls. And, despite the fact that this fear, by and large, is not justified by anything, it has several logical, but very doubtful arguments.
Firstly, it is believed that if you dye your hair during menstruation, the color during dyeing will turn out to be uneven, take pieces or even become a translation of the product, a waste of time and money. But is it?
The prejudices of girls and some masters are connected with the fact that during menstruation in the female body the hormonal background changes completely, the body is naughty and the paint may not be taken. This is also due to the fact that modern hair dye is the final process of many chemical elements, compounds and components that can be harmful to the body and affect it more seriously during “these days”.
Hormones and hair
When you talk about the possibility or inability to dye your hair during menstruation, then you should turn to the halls of the mind to the possible connection of the hormonal background of a woman and her hairline.
The fact is that the hair on our head is dead. Roughly speaking, they die when they grow by 1-3 cm. “Live” hair is located exclusively in the root zone and problems can appear only on the scalp and hair roots.
When menstruation goes on, the hormonal background changes: the first days, testosterone rises and produces more sebum, making hair “dirty”. On the 3-4th day of the cycle, estrogen replaces and makes the scalp drier. But this natural process is unlikely to affect the work of hair dye, which in its composition wanted to sneeze at our games with sebum.
However, it is worth remembering that dyeing freshly washed hair is a pretty pointless exercise: the paint will not take the way it could be taken on “spoiled” hair. In addition, if you dye your hair from a trusted master, then there should not be any problems a priori.
Common myths about staining during menstruation
To dye or not to dye hair during menstruation? This question is overgrown with myths and legends more than stories about Merlin and King Arthur.
The most common prejudices about this action are:
- Paint can lie unevenly and you can get “leopard hair.”
- During menstruation, the hair is dry, brittle, and this will not allow the dye to properly “lie down” and completely ruin the hair.
- Due to the smell of paint, the girl’s physical condition may worsen.
- Hair may not be dyed at all.
- Hair loss may occur.
Of course, most of these myths and prejudices can have a healthy grain, but only a small one. The most likely and logical of them is the deterioration of health during hair coloring. Here everything happens individually and you can really feel sick, dizzy. But this is purely individual.