Are females allowed to take a shower to feel cleaner while menstrating? I have not come across any hadith that prohibits showering or washing the whole body including the hair when menstruating. However through cultural sayings, it is discouraged to shower at least 3-4 days once the menses have started as it may affect fertility. I do not know how this works biologically. However, I like to feel as clean as i can possibly be even if i am in a state of impurity (menstrating) so i like to shower every day. I have not been able to find any help anywhere about this and wanted to know if thier is any guidance on this. Can females who are menstruating take a shower to feel cleaner while on thei period (and obviously perform the ritual ghusal to purofy them selves for prayer after completing the menses)?