This post may be a little TMI for some. However, I can’t help but address this topic, based on my experience. My hair is typically predictable and easy to care for, given I follow my low porosity regimen. Although, there is one time during each month where it’s drier, more tangled, duller and harder to care for and that’s during menstruation. Shortly after “Aunt Flo” has made her visit, my hair gets a breath of life and looks instantly healthier.This is probably due to the drop in hormones during the start of the cycle and the increase in hormones after and during ovulation.
Since my hair is unwilling to cooperate with me during that time, here are some tricks and I use.
- Increase conditioning. During this time of the month, I try not to skip deep conditioners and moisturize my hair more.
- Protective styling. I don’t wear a lot of protective styles. I like to wear my hair out. However, you’ll find me in a bun one week out of the month. I just tuck it away and don’t bother trying to force it to do what it won’t.
- Increase H20 intake. I generally try to drink enough water, but am more conscious of my fluid intake during this time.
- Eat more healthily. See above.
Do you notice any differences in your hair around that time of the month?