Is it okay to wash my hair during my period? My mom said it’s bad for my health, but she doesn’t tell me why?

This is a common myth. It is perfectly fine to wash your hair, take a shower or bath at any point during your period. Myths about periods have been around for as long as girls have been menstruating so that’s why your mom may have heard it.  She and you might want to check out our health guide to learn about science facts related to menstrual periods.