Washing hair on your periods can make you infertile
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Myth: Washing hair on your periods can make you infertile

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Everytime we were set to have a nice, warm bath during periods we were reminded by our elders not to wash our hair. It is widely believed that washing hair during periods can cause several vaginal infections, worsen period pain, and can even result in infertility. 

But, is there a connection between washing hair and periods?

Let’s travel back in time and look at the science to debunk this myth! 

Can Washing Hair on your Periods Can Make you Infertile? Read more on it.

A good warm shower, however, definitely helps with period cramps and helps you relax during menstruation

And it is perfectly safe to wash your hair on any day during your period cycle. 


Through ‘Debunking Myths’, we acknowledge period myths and expose them with verified facts. Let’s debunk more period myths here.

Zainab Arif
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Zainab is a student of mass media in Mumbai. She interned with Nua in 2021.
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