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Old 01-09-2013, 09:34 PM   #1
 
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Im sure you guys have seen my posts about my hair troubles. My hair seems to have changed a bit in the last 2 weeks. It's curling up much more than it usually does and just isn't acting right. My mom thinks it is due to my pms and my period. Is that possible? Does your period mess with your mood and your hair and how?!
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:47 AM   #2
 
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It's possible. Especially if you happen to have a significant hormonal imbalance. A lot of women who are peri-menopausal or menopausal find their hair undergoes changes in texture and curl shape/size. Same for some women (and men) going through puberty.

At the same time, sometimes it's really hard to pin point the exact role hormones play because there are so many other factors (overall stress, diet, humidity/dew point changes, and changing reactions to hair products, etc.).
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Yes! I notice that about a week or so b4 my period I will have a fabulous hair day. Then about few days b4 I will have a total crappy hair day. No change in routine or anything so I know it's that.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:54 AM   #4
 
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I don't think your period itself can have any major effects. Hormonal imbalances can, definitely. And as mentioned above, things like menopause, pregnancy, birth control pills, etc can cause changes.

You period itself can effect your skin and scalp, though, so a change in oiliness can cause it to be limper or flatter, or the opposite.

But as far as the hair itself, I think the hormones have to be present for long enough to effect your hair as it grows.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:42 AM   #5
 
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I don't think your period itself can have any major effects. Hormonal imbalances can, definitely. And as mentioned above, things like menopause, pregnancy, birth control pills, etc can cause changes.
Hormonal flux / imbalance related to a woman's menstrual cycle can have major physiological consequences. (Most often during ovulation and/or menses, but sometimes occurring throughout entire cycle.) The imbalance can trigger changes to skin or the appendages of the skin (i.e.: hair).

[And just a slight geek out: period-related changes can be so powerful as to go beyond triggering things like PMS, migraines and general mood lability ... One example of a more serious condition is something like catamenial epilepsy - epileptic seizures that tend to cluster just before or during the menstrual cycle. (Women have it so easy, don't they? ) ]
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sure it's possible because of your hormones
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