When Is The Best Time To Cut Your Hair To Make It Grow Faster According To The Moon Phases?


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Matthew Crist Profile
Matthew Crist answered
Rate of hair growth is mostly determined by a person’s diet and hormone levels.  Some research has suggested that the moon phases have an effect on hormone levels, but this is mainly true in women. The moon cycles directly influence a woman’s menstrual cycle. It is believed that cutting hair when there is a waxing new moon promotes faster growth. The Farmer’s Almanac even acknowledges this as truth, and assigns the dates of the 12th and 13th of this month as the best dates to cut hair for faster growth. It is difficult to find other credible sources on this subject.

There are other, more reliable tips to make your hair grow faster. Heat opens up the hair follicle which makes the hair grow faster. Exercise is a good way to make the follicles on your head warm up quickly. Getting plenty of sleep allows your body to use nutrients more effectively, and this will promote hair growth.  Eating a high protein diet rich in legumes, eggs, and soy also promotes hair growth. Taking a daily multi-vitamin also helps. Use a shampoo and conditioner without sulphates. Sulphates make hair very dry resulting in breakage. Using heat products on your hair also causes breakage, so it is best to stay away from those. Deep conditioning treatments can help strengthen hair if used on a weekly basis.

Wear your hair loose instead of styling it up. This allows the hair to move freely near the follicle. It is best to get your hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks. These are tips based on medical and scientific research. There is a calendar you can use to plan your salon visits based on the moon cycles at, There isn’t any definable proof that cutting your hair based on moon-cycles works, but the resource is there to try.
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Aisha answered
The growth of hair is said to be associated with the position of the moon. When the moon is in the lower gravity range of earth, the growth of hair becomes slower whereas with higher gravity, the growth of hair is faster. At the begining of every moon cycle, in the middle and during the full moon, the hair grows slower. And during the new moon and the old moon, the gravity is bigger and thus the hair growth becomes faster. Thus, the best time to cut your hair to make it grow faster is between 3-11 day and between 17-24 day of the moon cycle.
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Anonymous answered
I heard new moon makes hair grow faster but full moon cutting makes hair thicker.  Which is best.  My hair is thinning on the top and I need thicker hair.
vanessa Angel Profile
vanessa Angel answered
My grandmother is from Mexico, and she said always at a full moon you cut your hair and it grows faster.BUT you also need your hair healthy. Try not to wash it so much. Your hair has natural oils that it needs. Stay away from heat it dries out your hair and strips it. Apply leave in conditioner to damp hair .You can apply 100% olive oil for five minutes. Keep oil away from scalp it make hair look dirty. After five minutes wash out for soft hair. Good Luck.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
So in order for my hair to grow faster do I need to cut it on full moon or new moon?
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Chips Ters answered

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