By Kinky Roots | Mar 16, 2020
Between the food cravings, unbearable cramps and constant mood swings, those three to five days of the month can be absolutely dreadful. And what with our period being synonymous with so many less-than-ideal symptoms, it’s no wonder women tend to pay less attention to their strands.
You heard that right ladies, our beautiful hair can and does get affected by our period! The change in hormones before and during the time, do more than just affect our moods, it affects our hair as well. You may in fact, have experienced how your hair is notably more drier, lack-luster and prone to breakage as well.
Mentioned below, learn about what tends to happen with your hair when you’re on your period and the care routine that will help sort it.
Wash your curls as many times as you like but for those 3 days in the month, your hair will be at it’s oiliest. The fluctuation of hormones during your period eventually leads to the overproduction of sebum that makes your hair look greasy. So instead of washing your hair with shampoo daily, co-wash your hair with African Pride Moisture Miracle Honey, Chocolate & Coconut Oil Conditioner. What we love about this product is that it’s a nourishing blend of honey, chocolate and coconut oil. Trust it to gently cleanse your hair while maintaining its natural oils thereby keeping it hydrated and loved.
Hormones produced during your period tend to increase your scalp’s sensitivity to pain. This pain is heightened when you pull and tug your curls when combing them. Rather than tugging at your curls, let a detangler like Motions Active Moisture Leave-In Detangler beat the grunt and work its charm for you. Reviews will second why we pick this product. Having saved us from many, many tears through its ability to detangle our curls while also restoring the moisture balance to our hair, this product is our one go to at that time of the month.
Are you losing more hair than usual? Yes!
Is it because you’re on your period? Probably!
Sound familiar? Well yes, when the levels of estrogen present in your body lowers during your period, so does the quantity of iron present. This could even lead to you experiencing extreme hair fall. The best way to tackle this is by regularly adding strengtheners to your hair and scalp. Mega Growth Break Free Daily Leave-In Strengthener is what we recommend. A mixture of olive oil, avocado oil and shea butter, this product repairs and rebuilds fragile strands while also promoting healthier, longer hair growth – the perfect solution to a dire situation.
Periods can be painful but with the tips and products mentioned above, bad hair days will be the least of your worries as you focus more on feeling better.
Did you know that honey is beneficial to your curls? Check out Reasons To Use Honey In Your Hair Routine.
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