Hair Care Secrets from the Moon Cycle 

Have you ever heard of cutting your hair on a full moon? It may sound like something from a myth or legend, but there may actually be some truth to it.  According to ancient wisdom, there is a special connection between the full moon and our hair growth cycle.  And if you’re looking for tips on how to get your hair growing longer and stronger, this could be just what you need.  Let’s take a look at why the full moon can make such an impact on hair care. 

Blog Body: What Is the Full Moon Hair Cutting Theory? 

The basics of the theory are simple: when you cut your hair during a full moon cycle, it will grow faster, healthier, and thicker than if you cut it any other time.  This is because the full moon brings with it an increase in positive energy,  which helps stimulate growth in both plants and animals (including us humans).  Before modern day technology, farmers used to cut crops on a full moon to encourage a bountiful,  healthy harvest.  Some places in Southeast Asia still follow this practice.  The extra energy from the moon also encourages healthy circulation throughout the body, which can in theory help promote better hair growth. 

Does It Really Work? 

The jury is still out on whether this ancient practice actually works or not.  Some people swear by it and have seen their hair grow longer and stronger after following this advice—but others say they don’t see any difference at all.  So for now, it’s up to you to decide whether or not this method is worth trying out for yourself.  When I had Blonde in Toronto,  we were known for our in-salon events.  We used to have full moon parties to encourage reluctant clients to get a regular trim.  It was a fun night with a great turn out and we would wear white and metallics and have crystals and tarot card readings to go with the full moon theme.  Some of my clients still continue to cut their hair by the moon and swear by this practice while others saw no difference in hair growth at all.  Personally,  I will not wax on a full moon- when I do,  I swear my body hair grows back way faster! 

What Can I Do To Help My Hair Grow Faster? 

If you’re looking for ways to boost your hair growth without relying on superstition or folklore, there are plenty of things you can do.  A healthy,  balanced diet is the most important- healthy hair happens from the inside out.  Eating foods rich in vitamins and minerals that promote healthy hair growth like eggs, spinach and nuts is a great place to start.  Getting enough protein and good fats from salmon and grass-fed beef is essential.  Being mindful of your consumption of alcohol is also important for healthy hair.  Alcohol causes dehydration and leeches vitamins and minerals from your body which can lead to dry,  brittle hair that breaks.  You can also supplement with hair vitamins like  MOON JUICE SUPERHAIR 120 CAPSULES DIETARY SUPPLEMENT

and take collagen powder to ensure you are getting all the good stuff your hair needs.  

If you want to grow your hair longer,  I recommend deep conditioning and strengthening treatments at home once a week.  My fave is the  VIRTUE RESTORATIVE TREATMENT MASK 5oz / 147ml

because it leaves your hair noticeably better in just a matter of minutes.  Avoiding heat styling tools- too hot blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons are a must.  Pick your favorite and try to limit your styling routine to only one.  So blow dry only or air dry and use an iron.  Lastly,  avoid coloring your hair,  especially bleaching your hair more than necessary.  No matter how great your colorist is,  some damage will happen during the chemical process.  And when you color your hair,  always ask for a bond filler like Virtue’s Color Kick.  

Whether or not cutting your hair with the full moon cycle really works,  it’s fun to try and judge for yourself.   But one thing we know for sure is that taking good care of our locks should always come first.  Eating right,  using caring products,  avoiding heat and harsh chemicals—these are all important steps for keeping our tresses strong and healthy no matter what phase of the moon we’re in!  Plus when our hair looks good,  we feel good! 

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