I understand my hair has a mind of its own, and yes BC pills do effect your hair. Anychange in hormones would. For those of you who have painful periods,- I understand. I do too so bad that nothing worked. Finally dr started me on my pills contineously. So I take them 3 packs straight in a row for 84 days (skipping placebo pills) I have been doing this for about 6 years now, and I only have a period 4 times a year and they are a breeze. I used to have to use super plus tampons for 7 plus days now, I get a way with regulars and only need them about 3 or 4 days. If your Gyno will write your script that way then insurance companies will have to honor it and pay. After about a year (my hair became normal again) I even have ringlette curls in spots I love it.