Janabah Ghusl when washing harms the head

Q 1: How should a woman wash her hair during Janabah Ghusl (full ritual bath to cleanse of sexual discharge)? I have continuous pain in my head and coldness worsens it. Can I wipe over my hair without letting the water into the scalp? Please advise.

A: A woman should wash her head and the rest of her body during Ghusl, whether after Janabah (major ritual impurity related to sexual discharge), menstruation or postpartum period. However, if washing her hair causes harm (Part No. 4; Page No. 146) to her health, pain, or the doctor recommended her not to wash it, she should perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth) for it. It is not permissible to wipe over it unless it is covered with a bandage or a cover that should remain in place due to an illness. In this case, she can wipe over it, and it suffices in place of Tayammum.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.