cutting hair based on phases of the moon for growth

I found this interesting article on Hairboutique.com outlining a lunar cutting schedule that enhances either the rate of growth or fullness of the hair, depending on when you have a cut. Has anyone else heard of or have experience with this topic? I thought it was a rare practice until I mentioned it to my mom and she gave me a look implying "duh."

Here is the article:
http://www.hairboutique.com/tips/tip001.htm
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I just started using this lunar calendar from the Morrocco Method site:

http://morroccomethod.com/lunar.shtml

I had my hair cut on 8/1 and she took of so little it could have been called dusting. I loved the cut and style. The last time I had my hair cut their it was done shorter. So I think there is something to it , not just for growth but in affecting peoples attitudes/moods as well.
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I don't use the Morrocco method. But I have trimed based on lunar phases. It's a very very old custom. I have never really noticed a difference, but I don't keep up with it well. Some people dispute the validity, but when it comes down to it, it doesn't hurt anything to follow it. And after all we already know the lunar phases effect us in other ways.

I once heard an interesting theory on menstruation and lunar cycles. That women will first menstruate the same phase of the moon that you are born in. Of course as you get older things interfere with that, but very interesting idea though.
i recently started doing the morocco method since i found the site. i don't know if it works but i figure it can't hurt.

how do you find out the new and full moon cycles if you were going to do it according to that? i have to plan ahead to cut my hair since i now do it on my own i twist then snip the ends.
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the Morrocco method chart is a lunar chart.
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the Morrocco method is indeed a lunar chart method.

But the one I referred to, the old wives tale was hair trimmed when themoon is waxing will grow back quickly, but hair cut during the waning moon would stay short. waxing=increasing light new moon until full, waning=full moon until new
the Morrocco method is indeed a lunar chart method.

But the one I referred to, the old wives tale was hair trimmed when themoon is waxing will grow back quickly, but hair cut during the waning moon would stay short. waxing=increasing light new moon until full, waning=full moon until new
Originally Posted by cympreni
I just checked 8/1 which is when Morrocco's lunar chart advises to cut for growth and it's the waning side of the full moon. Who knows?

ETA - if you compare cutting hair to pruning, doesn't pruning happen at fallow time, in fall/winter? I would compare this to cutting at the waning side of the full moon. The plant doesn't seem to be doing anything during the winter but pruning it back makes it grow better in the spring. Just a thought.
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the Morrocco method is indeed a lunar chart method.

But the one I referred to, the old wives tale was hair trimmed when themoon is waxing will grow back quickly, but hair cut during the waning moon would stay short. waxing=increasing light new moon until full, waning=full moon until new
Originally Posted by cympreni
I just checked 8/1 which is when Morrocco's lunar chart advises to cut for growth and it's the waning side of the full moon. Who knows?

ETA - if you compare cutting hair to pruning, doesn't pruning happen at fallow time, in fall/winter? I would compare this to cutting at the waning side of the full moon. The plant doesn't seem to be doing anything during the winter but pruning it back makes it grow better in the spring. Just a thought.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe™
Initially, when I was introduced to the concept of using a lunar cycle to compliment hair growth, I gathered that trims should be scheduled when the mood is waxing, or during a new moon. This particular superstition was also the one my mom confirmed, and had practiced as a child. The Morrocco method piqued my interest as the author travelled to various lunar reverent villages around the world to gather information and devise a hair enhancing lunar schedule. Nevertheless, the author offers a method that primarily relies on observing the waning moon as means to dictate hair trims. The contradicting philosophies caused me to do some further research on the topic.

I found another article:
http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/7-27-2006-103644.asp

This article outlines the validity of observing lunar cycles as a means for enhancing growth through the means of a few "scientific" principles.

The author stipulates that "Hair Growth is affected by the Moon in the same way, as anything else on the planet. When the gravity changes, state of your health changes, too. With the lower gravity, even if the change is so small that you don’t feel it, your hair grows slower. It happens in the beginning of the moon cycle and in the middle, on the full moon.

During the new moon and the old moon, the gravity is bigger, and the hair grows faster. Thus, the perfect time for visiting your stylist is on the 3-11th days of the moon cycle, as well as on17-24th days. Your hair will grow faster during these days. "

Just thought it was an interesting explanation, but it still leaves me undecided as to what approach to adopt.
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Extremely interesting concept about gravity, thanks for posting.
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Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
the Morrocco method is indeed a lunar chart method.

But the one I referred to, the old wives tale was hair trimmed when themoon is waxing will grow back quickly, but hair cut during the waning moon would stay short. waxing=increasing light new moon until full, waning=full moon until new
Originally Posted by cympreni
I just checked 8/1 which is when Morrocco's lunar chart advises to cut for growth and it's the waning side of the full moon. Who knows?

ETA - if you compare cutting hair to pruning, doesn't pruning happen at fallow time, in fall/winter? I would compare this to cutting at the waning side of the full moon. The plant doesn't seem to be doing anything during the winter but pruning it back makes it grow better in the spring. Just a thought.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe™
I'm not sure of the exact lunar method that Morrocco method uses. Perhaps they go into the more complex astrologies for that, like moon in aries and stuff like that.

I actually do have an article on astrology and hair that goes a little more indepth. I thought about posting it but it involves more than your standard issue calendar to use. In order to use it properly you need to have access to a calendar that tells you which sign the moon is in. I haven't actually paid enough attention to know its effectiveness, but it is interesting, it covers what days would be best for treatments, and stuff like when the moon is in a fire sign there is a tendency towards your hair being drier, and what hair styles would work best.

I'm afraid I don't have the link anymore, but I can copy and paste my copy if anyone is interested. there are sites that will give you the info on lunar signs, I don't have any address for them thou, as i have my own programs for that.
Cympreni, I'm interested in taking a look at the article, but im not too clear on what type of calendar Id need to reference.
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lmao sounds like bs to me, although I do believe in the different traits of astrological signs.
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Cympreni, I'm interested in taking a look at the article, but im not too clear on what type of calendar Id need to reference.
Originally Posted by RebelCurl
The type of calander you would need is one that tells you what sign the moon like this, there are simpler ones on the net that just happens to be the first one I found. You only need to know what sign the moon is in that day, which is in green on that calendar, abbreviations are listed below if you aren't familiar with them. The moon stays in each sign for approx 3 1/2 days. The times listed are in GMT times btw.

And here is the article. I got this off the net, and I no longer have the link for the source I'm sorry to say. I'm thinking it might have been hairboutique or perhaps Llewelyn, (sp?), I'm not sure which, if I or anyone else finds the link I will happily edit the post to include it. This might be long.

The Moon in Aries tends to be dry and barren. As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries dynamically pushes head first into activities so this Moon is best used for short, sporty styles that can be created quickly with no fuss or muss. If you’ve always wanted the convenience of a bob, get a cut during this moon.
Since Aries is a fire sign with drying energy, chemically processing hair is not favored. Instead, moisturize and condition heavily. Cutting hair during this time will cause slow growth and dryer hair. Since Aries rules Mars and has dominion over the head and metal, be especially careful with scissors if you choose to have your haircut.

The Moon in Taurus is very productive and moist. When the Moon moves through the sign of Taurus, be assured that people are out to satisfy the senses. Soft, romantic, alluring styles are best planned for under this Moon if you want to melt your man’s heart. Wispy styles that fall delicately around your face are especially attractive now. If you want your hair to grow quickly and thickly, get your hair cut or trimmed during this moon. Chemically processing your hair is favored since there is moist growth energy. This is a fantastic moon to color your hair in earthy tones, especially ash blondes and browns. Taurus moons are best for kicking back and relaxing too. However, don’t be so inert that you forget to spend the time making your locks look sexy.

The Moon in Gemini is barren and dry. Gemini, an air sign, is far too fickle a Moon for drastic decisions to be made. One minute you’ll want radical, the next you’ll want romantic. After the deed is done, you may regret the hasty decision you made. Like Libra, wait this moon phase out. Look through magazines, have a hair consultation, chat with friends about trends but do no get your haircut. Gemini Moons are great for research so pick up a copy of your favorite hairstyling magazine. If however, you need a deep conditioning, go ahead. If you must color your hair, go “temporary” instead of “permanent.”

The Moon in Cancer is a fruitful and moist sign. It is considered the most productive of all the signs and most frequently used for planting, seeding and irrigation. As the premier water sign, Cancer is the best sign to get your hair cut for growth and thickness. Avoid radical styling moves such as severe colors or kinky perms. Cancer is a sign better suited to traditional styles that make mom and dad proud. Even if you do not need a cut but want the long, luxurious locks that knock men off their seats, consider a trim to enhance your hair’s growing ability. A soft look that frames your face will have your guy curling up in you arms. Because there is abundant moist energy available, all chemical processes will take well. This is a great time for coloring or highlighting your hair golden blonde.

The Moon in Leo is the most barren and driest of all signs since it’s naturally ruled by the burning sun. Deep conditioning treatments are a must during this time. If going out on the town, choose a sensational hair-do that grabs people’s attention since a Leo Moon loves the spotlight. A Leo moon may not be a good moon to attempt chemically processing your hair but it is excellent if you want to increase thickness. Leo people tend to have hair like the luxurious mane of a lion. Temporary colors are acceptable especially if they are in gold or copper tones. During this moon, closet entertainers come out of the woodwork making it a festive time for parties. A beautiful sweeping up-do is just the style to get noticed by that special someone. Rrrr! I hear the call of the wild.

The Moon in Virgo, although slightly moist, is the only barren earth sign. Virgo is the premiere sign of the harvest so only cut hair during this moon if you want to go from a longer style to a practical and conservative shorter style. Extremely thick hair should be thinned out. Radical changes should be avoided. Research flattering styles. Coloring is acceptable if the shade leans toward earthy tones, especially chestnut. Virgo moons bring the clean freak out in all of us so opt for shampoos that rid the hair of excessive product build-up. Virgo also rules over health so determine what vitamins, minerals and supplements we should take for our inner-beauty regime. B-Complex and Silica are especially good for our hair’s health.

The Moon in Libra is a semi-fertile and moist sign. Lunar Planters used this sign to plant vines and flowers, appropriate since Libra rules over beauty. It’s no surprise, then, that perms, colors and styles have a better chance of success during this moon although working with a style you already have is better. Libra is about perfection so use this moon to discover what style looks best on you. Cutting is acceptable but avoid radical styling. This is a favorable time for romantic and sensuous soft styles. Libra is a very sociable moon so match your hair to the occasion with a stunning up-do. Libra can easily see the pros and cons of any situation so it’s unlikely you’ll feel like making a big decision during this moon anyway.

The Moon in Scorpio is a very fruitful and moist and almost as productive as Cancer. For Hair Maintenance, cut hair if you need it to grow quickly. With so much moist energy, chemically processing enjoys greater success. Scorpio moons are passionate and dramatic so choose sexy, provocative, daring styles now. If you’ve wanted a dramatically different color and style that what you’re currently sporting, this is the moon to do it. Dark brown or black add to your intrigue. Severe styles are even met with success if attempted under this moon. Part of Scorpio’s sexiness is their mystery so think “seduction” during the Scorpio Moon.

The Moon in Sagittarius is barren and dry and fiery. Perms, colors and any chemical processes should be avoided during this moon since the fire quality will leave hair dry and brittle. Instead, choose deep conditioning treatments. Sagittarius Moons are good for sports activities and exploring so if you want short, sassy, easy to style hair, have it cut during this moon. Cutting now will also slow growth. Sagittarius in medical astrology rules the process of detoxifying the body, so now is a good time to take a critical look at your diet. Greasy, fatty foods will reek havoc in the body and ultimately manifest as lifeless, unmanageable hair. If you have dry and brittle hair, use a deep conditioning treatment.

The Moon in Capricorn is productive, earthy and feminine, a bit drier than Taurus but still good for cutting hair if you want faster growth. Capricorn moons are laced with assertive, career-advancing energy so avoid styles that are radical and take attention away from your hard work. If, however, you want a very conservative, yet sensuous look, choose this moon for cuts and colors. Since people are more concerned about their status and career during this moon, don’t attempt styles and cuts that make a statement about your individuality. If you are planning to highlight your hair avoid brassy reds or golds. Ash blonde or brown is more preferred. If cutting your hair, don’t stray from your current style. Cut for maintenance only. You’ll make a great impression at work if you choose classic, styles. Avoid trends.

The Moon in Aquarius is another barren and dry sign not suited for increasing growth or thickness. Definitely avoid chemically treating your hair since Aquarius is an air sign known for the unexpected. With so much drying air-like energy, processing will leave your hair dry. If however, you would like to flaunt your individuality with a trendy cut, this is a super moon to do so. Be aware, though, that your hair may not grow as quickly as you’d like when you tire of it. For a brief 2 ½ days, people want to revolutionize the world by trying new and exciting things so if you’re itching to be unique, add a temporary blue streak to your hair or crimp your hair

The Moon in Pisces is watery and feminine and one of the most fertile signs so expect increased growth and thickness if you cut your hair during this moon. In fact, almost any hair goal can be achieved with success. Chemically processing your hair is favorable since so much moist energy is available. A Pisces moon is meant for reflecting on your connection to other people and the cosmos so use this time for intimate, serious, and inspirational conversations with the opposite sex. There’s a passionate quality to this moon that sets the stage for romantic encounters. Don’t let this moon pass you by without trying a superbly romantic, soft style. Deep auburn and chestnut colors enhance an amorous moment.

To sum up the Moon Maintenance Plan:
Coordinating your hair activity with the appropriate moon phase and sign will have you working with the cycles instead of against. Since certain activities are better suited to certain times, take advantage of the energy that will make the task flow easier.
If you choose to grow your hair long, cut hair during the first phase of the moon when the light is increasing. To further enhance the growth of your hair, cut it when the moon is in Cancer, Taurus, Scorpio, Capricorn, or Pisces. To increase thickness, cut during these times but also during the Leo moon. If you hate cutting your hair every 4-6 weeks then choose the second phase of the moon when it is decreasing in light. Cutting when the moon is in a fire or air sign like Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius, also prevents excessive growth.
Creating elegant, romantic, and decorative styles work better when the moon is in Taurus, Libra, or Pisces—signs that are naturally ruled by the goddess of love and beauty, Venus.
You can find information about Moon Signs and Phases in an Astrological Almanac, or visitor Susan's site at www.herastrology.com. If you do buy your own almanac, Susan recommends that you make certain the moon signs are Geocentric, not Heliocentric. Research has shown that Geocentric positions are more successful in planning day-to-day activities activities like hair cutting, styling and chemical processing.
Cympreni, thank you taking the time to post the article. Naturally it appears that the Moon in the Earth and Water signs are more conducive to length. I actually sent a message to the contact email listed on the Morroccon Method site.

Here was my message:
Hi,
I'm interested in using your lunar calendar to enhance the growth of my hair. Originally, before reviewing your method, I was under the impression that cutting hair during the waxing or new moon increases hair growth, as the pull of gravity is greater during those times, thus maximizing its effect on impressionable bodies. However, as I cross-checked your recommended days to a lunar calendar stating where the moon is during those times, the days you recommended for hair lengthening seem to fall on or right before a full moon, thus adopting a schedule that follows a waning moon. I'm intrigued as to how that would benefit hair growth and would love to know more about your findings, being that im in a conflict as to whether to cut my hair on Sept 11th of this month (new moon), or your suggested days of Sept 24-25 (fall equinox), which you stated were one the few optimal days for the entire year. Thank you for your time!


And his response:
Naturally suggest using our calendar for optimum dates always

So

Fall equinox dates would be our choice



Haircutting lunar calendar is based on many different aspects of the moons cycle

And unlike other moons cycles ie farming, fishing architecture etc etc

It has its own.



Richard Mkt Dir.


Thats good PR no? Especially the spacing, he almost had me fooled into thinking his response was longer than my question...NOT. lol
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Well, I'm seeing similarities in the lunar calendar from Cympreni's post and Morrocco calendar. on 9/24 the moon enters Pisces which is a primo time to cut hair for growing according to the above article. It's also the time Morrocco calendar recommends, and the Autumnal Equinox. I think I read somewhere the that Equinoxes were great times for the hair.
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Well, I'm seeing similarities in the lunar calendar from Cympreni's post and Morrocco calendar. on 9/24 the moon enters Pisces which is a primo time to cut hair for growing according to the above article. It's also the time Morrocco calendar recommends, and the Autumnal Equinox. I think I read somewhere the that Equinoxes were great times for the hair.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe™
I had a feeling it did, but I never really looked into it in depth before.

RebelCurl:

I'm not surprised by their response. It's true what they said, but a bad explanation. Astrology is far more complex then most people realize, which is the reason why most horescopes you see in newspapers and magazines don't work. Making broad generalizations based upon a sun sign is just like doing the same based upon someone's regon, race, sex, it just doesn't work. It when you start getting into depth, a specific person, an event, a place, is when it really starts showing more accurate information. Some people like to pretend these are huge secrets. Something like this is more of a dabble in real astrology, that probably could have been figured out by anyone with 1 book or free info off the internet if determined enough. When I said this was complex before, I only meant in terms of what the average person knows about astrology. The basic data (like this kind of info) is the easy part, interpreting it is where the art of astrology comes in

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