Will the birth control pill change my curl pattern?

I am planning on going on the pill in a couple of weeks, and I was wondering if anyone has experienced hair loss or change in curl texture/pattern after going on it. I really am worried that my hair is totally going to change because of all of the hormones going on.

Anyone have any experience with this situation?
EXTREMELY thick, medium 3B-3C hair;
I have yet to find a hair twin ANYWHERE...website or real life :(

Current routine: Um, I don't feel like updating my siggie every thirty minutes. :) I'm experimenting right now! (loving the overnight plop!)


  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    It might change it a little bit. I was more like a 3b before I went on the pill and now I'm a 3a. (It is a little disappointing, and would love to find some bc that will prevent pregnancy just as well, but not mess with my curl pattern!)
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • PigletPiglet Posts: 1,451Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think my curls loosened slightly while on the pill, but returned to normal once off the pill.
    Yes, my tail is naturally curly.
    No, it was NOT me who cried 'wee wee wee wee wee' all the way home.
  • GeminiLeslieGeminiLeslie Posts: 190Registered Users
    I've been on the pill since November 06, and I haven't really seen any difference in my curl pattern...but maybe that's because my hair is already mostly 4a with some 3c. I think as long as you eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of water you should be okay.
    Mostly 4a..crazy hair

    Currently using: 100% Aloe Vera Gel :), VO5 Conditioners for Co-Washes, Jojoba and Africa's Best Oils, GV Biolage Conditioning Balm :), Cream of Nature Detangling Shampoo, ACV rinses, Herbal Tea Rinses (rarely), Alba Botanica Leave-in

    Goal: healthy hair and longer hair

  • islandcurlsislandcurls Posts: 70Registered Users
    I was on the pill for 7 years and didn't notice any change on my curls.
    Thick 3c/4a
    :sunny: Goal: BSL curls!
    DevaCurl One C, Biotera Styling Gel, unrefined Shea butter, Honey, EVOO, Coconut oil, ACV rinses
  • guineapigsrcuteguineapigsrcute Posts: 64Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I didn't notice a change either. It probably varies depending on which pill you take though. :icescream: I just put that because it's cute :D
  • frankie88frankie88 Posts: 106Registered Users
    I never noticed a change went I started BC.
    2a/2b, Medium Porosity, Medium Density, Lower Back Length, Growing out highlights.
    Shampoo: SMMR Conditioner: SMMR or Organix Keratin Oil Leave In: Organix Shea Butter DC: Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba oil mixed all together with v05 conditioner.
    “Imperfection is beauty.”
    ― Marilyn Monroe
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    yep mine are now looser when i went on the pill. took years to change though. Im happy my hair is less frizzy and less curly

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