It’s important to first know why women have their menstrual cycle and what happens during this time. Every girl is born with an egg reserve. From puberty until menopause, every woman’s egg reserve decreases with age by ovulating each month.
Your body releases hormones, like follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), that make the eggs inside your ovaries grow. Between days 2 and 14, those hormones also help thicken the lining of your uterus to get ready for a fertilized egg.
However, when the egg is not fertilized, it disintegrates along with blood and tissues from the uterus lining and sheds from the body. This process is called menstruation.
This process is normal process for a woman. The beliefs that this blood is dirty or a woman should be away from certain natural and daily activities are empty beliefs. In this context, the question of what happens when you dye your hair during menstruation should be thought of.
Does The Hair Dye Take During Menstruation?
Menstruation (your period) is a time when a woman’s hormone balances change. Your body’s temperature and its reaction to certain chemicals change. For this reason, using hair dye during menstruation does not hold onto the hair. Even your beautiful blowout hairstyles can get ruined in a couple of hours.
Hormonal imbalances can prevent the hair dye from effectively coloring your hair. Women who dye their hair with lighter colors like blonde, red or platinum are dissatisfied with their color results. Because the dye cannot hold onto the hair effectively, achieving the desired color is not possible during this time.
Although it’s possible to dye hair in darker shades, for lighter colors, you should probably wait until after your period.
There’s no scientific data to explain this phenomenon. And while not applicable to all women, some women do complain about this issue.
Moreover, your scalp is more sensitive during your period. Hair dyes and chemical straighteners can cause scalp trauma such as inflammation and bruising.
Additionally, getting rid of unwanted body hair can cause similar problems just like dying your hair. More specifically, waxing your eyebrows or legs can be painful. This is because during menstruation your body is experience physical and emotion changes.
Disadvantages Of Epilation During Menstruation
Epilation is the removal of hair by the roots. An epilator is an electrical device used to remove hair by mechanically grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out. If you’re feeling the pain just from reading this, waxing is no less painful during menstruation.
Your hair grows faster during menstruation due to increased hormonal levels. Hair can grow in 3 to 4 days when it normally grows in a week to 10 days. That said, because a woman’s skin is more sensitive during menstruation, epilation or waxing can be painful for women. Even redness or bruising can be seen. For these reasons, it is advised to get epilation or waxing after your menstruation has ended.