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Question Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

Does anyone still trim or cut their hair according to the lunar calendar. I remember there use to be posts about this a couple years back. I was just wondering if anyone still does it.

I have not had a trim in a loooooong time. I plan on getting my hair done in September and figured I might as well try it.

Any ideas? Suggestions?

Rules For Using Moon Phases For Hair Care:

To Grow Your Hair Faster

Trim ends during the New Moon or during the First Phase of the Moon when the light of the moon is increasing.
The best astrological signs for faster, longer and healthier hair is the New Moon in Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces.
When possible start a hair growth program with the New Moon in one of the most beneficial signs. Start by trimming a tiny bit of hair from your ends during the New Moon or First Phase of the Waxing (increasing) Moon.
These dates are also helpful if you are starting a specific hair growth program and want faster results. This would include starting a hair vitamin program (HairTopia Hair Vitamin Facts) or a new hair healthy diet, exercise, scalp or other hair care program designed to get your hair stronger and longer as quickly as possible.
Trim or cut your hair during the New Moon Phase




To Grow Your Hair Thicker & Fuller

Trim ends during the Full Moon especially when the Full Moon is in Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio, Capricorn or Pisces. The Full Moon in Leo is especially beneficial since Leo is the sign of the Lion which is born with a full lush mane.
Trim or cut your hair during the Full Moon Phase



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Question Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

There are recommendations for relaxing, too, based on the phases of the moon, but I kept finding sites that posting conflicting info, so I gave up. I bet Isis has tried this...
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

I used to......but I stopped and don't know why. Maybe it was because I reached my goal.

I'm going to start doing this again since I'm starting over.
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

Nope ... never even though of doing that.
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

yes all my life my mother my grandmother great grandma etc we only trim our hair on the new moon exactly never on the full moon the theory is trims on the full moon will stunt or slow growth and trims during the new moon accelerate growth. The reason is based on the farmers almanac, everything on earth grows and rest according to the moon including our hair...some skeptics or scientist refuse to acknowledge this but its always worked great for us. I can cut considerable amounts off on the new moon and it grows back twice as fast no kidding! I also believe that triming ends on the wrong days or too often can put hair in a bit of a funk phase and slow the growth but if a dusting is done on the new moon it seems to restore hair into its natural growth pattern...IMO.
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

My grandmother does this and her hair has always been waist length hmmmm....
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

It never made sense to me.

It's very well known here that trimming your hair doesn't make it grow, period.

If the moon DOES make your hair grow faster (Who knows, stranger things are true...), you wouldn't have trim it to reap the benefits.

Just my thoughts on it.
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

Don't take this the wrong way. What does trimming your hair have to do with your hair growth?
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Smile Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

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Don't take this the wrong way. What does trimming your hair have to do with your hair growth?
Nothing.

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It never made sense to me.

It's very well known here that trimming your hair doesn't make it grow, period.

If the moon DOES make your hair grow faster (Who knows, stranger things are true...), you wouldn't have trim it to reap the benefits.

Just my thoughts on it.
ITA.

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yes all my life my mother my grandmother great grandma etc we only trim our hair on the new moon exactly never on the full moon the theory is trims on the full moon will stunt or slow growth and trims during the new moon accelerate growth. The reason is based on the farmers almanac, everything on earth grows and rest according to the moon including our hair...some skeptics or scientist refuse to acknowledge this but its always worked great for us. I can cut considerable amounts off on the new moon and it grows back twice as fast no kidding! I also believe that triming ends on the wrong days or too often can put hair in a bit of a funk phase and slow the growth but if a dusting is done on the new moon it seems to restore hair into its natural growth pattern...IMO.
Your hair is lovely! Were you the rather lucky lady who mentioned she got 2 inches a month in another thread eons ago? If so, your hair may have grown back quickly because of such a genetic blessing, not because of cutting on the new moon. Granting it would be genetic, other women in your family would see it too.

If not, your family is an amazing testament to this.
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

Well I'm back on it. My mother even asked why I stopped.
I'm trimming 1/4in of my and daughter's hair on 10/28.

For those who don't believe......don't knock what You don't understand
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

I'm gonna give it a whirl and see how it goes! This is a lot cheaper than buying growth aids (which never work for me)!!!
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Well I'm back on it. My mother even asked why I stopped.
I'm trimming 1/4in of my and daughter's hair on 10/28.

For those who don't believe......don't knock what You don't understand
Why is it that we don't understand? Is it impossible for you and other people that believe in it to be the ones who don't understand?

I have no ill will towards anyone, I just don't believe that cutting your hair makes it grow at any time.

We are all allowed to openly share our convictions AND doubts here, are we not?

The moon MAY (or may not) have an effect on hair growth, like I said... who knows? Life can be stranger than fiction.

However, WHY is it that you have to cut your hair to get this increased growth?

The hair grows from the scalp, from the hair follicles. Cutting the ends of the hair has nothing to do with hair growth. The hair follicles don't know how long your hair is. Cutting your hair has nothing to do with the source of the growth.

That's the biggest problem... the fact that you have to cut your hair to see growth makes no logical sense whatsoever.

Can you (or someone else) explain this in a way that actually makes sense so I can understand?
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Well I'm back on it. My mother even asked why I stopped.
I'm trimming 1/4in of my and daughter's hair on 10/28.

For those who don't believe......don't knock what You don't understand
EXAACTLY!!!

Keep us posted on how it goes. I'll be starting this back up as well.
It really worked when I was doing it last year
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

Way too deep for me, I just trim it when its straightened which is only when I get a touch up.
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

I'm STILL really curious as to why you need to trim to see the moon growth... someone, please help me out here...
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

I believe that there are some things in life that just can't be explained.
If this method works for you, great! It sure doesn't hurt to try it.
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

Hm. Can someone give specific dates when we should cut/trim our hair? i'd like to try this, but when the heck is the new moon going to be in capricorn/pisces/whatever?
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

I haven't trimmed my hair in a looonnnngg while, BUT, when I do, it will be on a new moon. My mother does this, & yes, she has midback length hair or longer.

I don't know WHY it works, or IF it truly works like that, BUT if I trim, this is when I will do this ---new moon, rebirth, new hair.

In fact, I think I just talked myself into a trim---now let's see, when is the next new moon?
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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

Okay so I'm thinking it's not that trimming makes the hair grow. This is just a thought on why it may work...it's that trimming on the wrong day stunts hair growth. So if you do trim you want to do it on a day that encourages hair growth afterwards. Meaning no trim and your hair grows, whatever. But if you need to trim, don't do it on a day that stunts your hairs growth afterwards. Yes it's superstition but I just asked my grandma and that's what she says and has had waist length hair all her life. Her mom, same thing, and they have always done this. Don't beat up my grandma's theory It's superstition. We all know this. But I still say whatever, why not try it out. What do I have to lose. So I'm thinking about it, why not. What's the harm. As of right now I don't have any ends to cut, so I'm not cutting a d-$% thing. However, sometime in the next 6 months when I do, maybe I'll follow this whole thing just to see what the big deal is. What will it hurt? I know I can't explain lots of stuff but it works, so you never know.

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Default Re: Trimming hair according to phases of the moon

I'm not trying to stop people from doing it... I NEVER said don't do it to anyone and I'm not trying to stop anyone from trying. On my part, it's just a discussion.

If it works for you then grow on, girl!

I'm just pointing out that the trimming part contradicts what we know about how hair grows on a scientific level (cutting doesn't affect growth rate).

I'm also curious to a concrete explanation as to why it would work that way... not just "we don't know why it works" or "it just works, there is no explaining it" because when you say that it sounds like an old wive's tale.

If it is a superstition/old wives tale... it's your hair and if that's what you want to do I sincerely hope it helps you and you reach your goals, but I was assuming that since people believe in it so fiercely in this day and age, that there was a logical reason behind it.
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