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Ayn
July 26th, 2010, 05:25 PM
I know I've read here and elsewhere the effects of the moon's phases on cutting, coloring, and caring for your scalp.

I have noticed that my hair has a more positive reaction to oils (argan oil and Nightblooming's triple moon oil are the ones I use) during the waning phase of the moon. I have noticed this over the last 12 months, so I do believe it is the moon phases rather than another factor (such as shampoo, conditioner, diet, etc). During the waning phase my hair will absorb the oil, be incredibly soft and manageable, and look very healthy. However, I have much more trouble during the waxing phase of the moon when my hair will not absorb the oil and just looks greasy and is weighted down. I've pretty much gone to only oiling during the waning phase.

This made me wonder what other things, if any, you all have noticed the moon affecting in your haircare routines.

BTW -- I tried my first trim following to the Morocco Method last month. Since I only trim about twice a year, I imagine it'll take me a good long while to decide if this helps me, but I'm sure it can't hurt.

sibiryachka
July 27th, 2010, 10:17 AM
I only do S&D/dusting while the moon is waxing. Not so much because I'm *convinced* it makes a big difference (only been doing it this way a couple of months, too soon to tell), but it forces me to take a break. I get carried away easily.

babybabycat
July 28th, 2010, 02:41 PM
I have been using the Morrocan Method, only dusting/trimming hair on these dates:
March 19 -20 - Spring Equinox — are the best dates to cut for spring.
June 21-23 — Summer Solstice — are the best dates to cut for summer.
September 21-23 — Fall Equinox — are the best dates to cut for fall.
December 21-23 — Winter Solstice — are the best dates to cut for winter.

website:
https://morroccomethod.com/lunar-hair-chart

I like the results and also there is no temptation for trims, because I know to wait!

Girl Detective
July 30th, 2010, 02:12 AM
This isn't necessarily to say that moon phases aren't playing a part, but with such a drastic change between waxing and waning, I'd be more inclined to put it down to menstrual cycle if you have one - remember that it really is a rising and ebbing *cycle* not just a thing that happens a few days a month.

lastnite
July 30th, 2010, 12:57 PM
I have been using the Morrocan Method, only dusting/trimming hair on these dates:
March 19 -20 - Spring Equinox — are the best dates to cut for spring.
June 21-23 — Summer Solstice — are the best dates to cut for summer.
September 21-23 — Fall Equinox — are the best dates to cut for fall.
December 21-23 — Winter Solstice — are the best dates to cut for winter.

website:
https://morroccomethod.com/lunar-hair-chart

I like the results and also there is no temptation for trims, because I know to wait!


I looked at the chart, I was wondering why are those days better vs. the lengthening days? I usually follow the lengthing days because I thought that encouraged growth.

Fern
July 30th, 2010, 01:27 PM
I feel really dumb looking at the chart :(. What do you do to your hair on the lengthen days? Is that the day you trim it? Or do you do something else to it? Same with all the other categories. I see where babybabycat says the days in the boxes are when to trim but what do you do the other days?

virgo75
July 30th, 2010, 07:27 PM
I feel really dumb looking at the chart :(. What do you do to your hair on the lengthen days? Is that the day you trim it? Or do you do something else to it? Same with all the other categories. I see where babybabycat says the days in the boxes are when to trim but what do you do the other days?


I'm not 100% knowledgeable, but I believe that there are things you can do on these dates to promote certain benefits.

For example -
*cutting on lengthening days may make hair grow faster
*cutting on thickening days may make hair grow in thicker
*cutting, dyeing, or other beautifying treatments on beautifying days may me more successful
*cutting, massaging, or doing treatments on strengthening or rootwork days may be more successful at improving strength of hair and/or roots.

Hope that helps. :flower:

triumphator!
July 30th, 2010, 07:37 PM
So how does a rock in outer space affect protein growing out of your head again? Magentism? Magic?

Fern
July 30th, 2010, 09:18 PM
I'm not 100% knowledgeable, but I believe that there are things you can do on these dates to promote certain benefits.

For example -
*cutting on lengthening days may make hair grow faster
*cutting on thickening days may make hair grow in thicker
*cutting, dyeing, or other beautifying treatments on beautifying days may me more successful
*cutting, massaging, or doing treatments on strengthening or rootwork days may be more successful at improving strength of hair and/or roots.

Hope that helps. :flower:

Oh thank you so much! Maybe I will try this, I really need length and thickness though. But I think I would rather have thick hair so I am going to use that one. Thank you again!

virgo75
July 30th, 2010, 09:33 PM
So how does a rock in outer space affect protein growing out of your head again? Magentism? Magic?


lol I have no idea.
But I think it has to do with the same properties of how the moon cycles affect the ocean's wave patterns seeing as how we're made up of the same percentage of water as the earth. :shrug:

SilvraShadows
July 31st, 2010, 02:33 AM
lol I have no idea.
But I think it has to do with the same properties of how the moon cycles affect the ocean's wave patterns seeing as how we're made up of the same percentage of water as the earth. :shrug:

Must be something like that...

It's a beautiful little moon and so helpful!

Das Siechtum
July 31st, 2010, 02:53 AM
AFAIK the moon has no effect on hair.

christine1989
July 31st, 2010, 03:00 AM
I'm just curious if there is any science/logic to this method or if it is based in superstition. Anyway, it dosen't hurt to give it a try just in case it does work! ;)

Deemeeuh
July 31st, 2010, 04:10 AM
So how does a rock in outer space affect protein growing out of your head again? Magentism? Magic?

Oh. Wow. I, too, would like to see the actual science behind this. If you really need this to make you feel better, go for it? But this reeks of snake oil salesman to me.

Deemeeuh
July 31st, 2010, 04:12 AM
AFAIK the moon has no effect on hair.

In the wise words of Facebook: Like!

SilvraShadows
July 31st, 2010, 12:29 PM
Oh. Wow. I, too, would like to see the actual science behind this. If you really need this to make you feel better, go for it? But this reeks of snake oil salesman to me.

Except... it's free.

ghost
August 3rd, 2010, 06:49 PM
I like the idea of using the lunar method for taking care of your hair.
I'm always aware of what phase the moon is in, anyway...I might as well make use of it to take care of myself. I'm not really one to fret over whether science is behind it, either: I prefer to have a little mystery in life, and dare I say, magic.

Lately, I've been trimming every few months. I've heard that the full moon is the way to go, but I've seen better results by trimming my hair at the waxing moon, a couple of days or so after the new moon, and I do it on a Monday (ruled by the moon) if I can. If not, a Friday (beauty).

I hadn't encountered the Morocco method before, but I think it might be worth a try. My birthday is on the Fall equinox, there's no way I can forget!

SilvraShadows
August 4th, 2010, 12:42 AM
I like the idea of using the lunar method for taking care of your hair.
I'm always aware of what phase the moon is in, anyway...I might as well make use of it to take care of myself. I'm not really one to fret over whether science is behind it, either: I prefer to have a little mystery in life, and dare I say, magic.

Lately, I've been trimming every few months. I've heard that the full moon is the way to go, but I've seen better results by trimming my hair at the waxing moon, a couple of days or so after the new moon, and I do it on a Monday (ruled by the moon) if I can. If not, a Friday (beauty).

I hadn't encountered the Morocco method before, but I think it might be worth a try. My birthday is on the Fall equinox, there's no way I can forget!

I must agree with you on this. Perhaps it's our belief in it or perhaps there's a "science" behind it, it doesn't matter to me either.

Full moon brings fullness, and the New moon brings growth. When the moon is gathering in its light its also a good time to cut, but not when it is waning. These are some of what I have heard and tend to agree with.

I also like to do my deeper treatments on the full moons... it's a gentle reminder for me, being that it is so bright and fills my room with so much light. Where I live there are no other night lights and watching the phases of the moon and how the forest around me reflects it or becomes utterly black, never gets tiresome.

I also like to trim on the Equinoxes... equal day and night... so I feel it could bring balance. Plus it seems good to rid the ends of the harsher seasons, that of winter and summer. And for you it happens to be your birthday! Start your personal new year with fresh ends.

But I never quite understood the Morocco calendar dates since they don't quite match up to the celestial happenings.

dropinthebucket
August 4th, 2010, 08:33 AM
There's also the full moon in Leo no-trimming-until-then challenge - trimming on the full moon in Leo is said to give you thick, long gorgeous hair like a lion's mane - can't hurt to try! I will be posting a six-month reminder, a 1-month reminder, and day-before reminder. Does there have to be science behind it? or could we just take something on faith here? :)

LadyJennifer
August 4th, 2010, 09:25 AM
So how does a rock in outer space affect protein growing out of your head again? Magentism? Magic?

It would have more to do with gravity and pull of the moon.

Igor
August 4th, 2010, 09:26 AM
So how does a rock in outer space affect protein growing out of your head again? Magentism? Magic?

That was an awful simplified way of putting it, don’t you think? :confused:
The moon affects the entire planet. Stabilisation, tidal waves, might even stabilise the wind system too
Heck, even Jupiter, a “gas ball in outer space” 800 million km from earth still affects us
Some studies have found that human behaviour is influenced by the moon (And others find no difference) in things like menstruation, sleep pattern, hospital admission, drunk arrests and domestic violence
Although some studies and finds have been far out, it’s pretty arrogant to call the moon and the moons influence on earth life “magic?”
You can’t dispute that the moon has a huge effect on us. We probably wouldn’t have life on earth if it wasn’t for the moon

………

That’s being said, I’m a sceptic. But, I’m open to the suggestion it might have an effect. I do thorough S&Ds on strength dates and have my trims mostly on the equinox dates. I figured, if nothing else it’s a good reminder to trim

ifyouforget
August 4th, 2010, 09:39 AM
Some studies have found that human behaviour is influenced by the moon (And others find no difference) in things like menstruation, sleep pattern, hospital admission, drunk arrests and domestic violence
Although some studies and finds have been far out, it’s pretty arrogant to call the moon and the moons influence on earth life “magic?”
You can’t dispute that the moon has a huge effect on us. We probably wouldn’t have life on earth if it wasn’t for the moon


Ok, have to put in my 2c on this. For the record, the most rigorous studies have consistently found *no* correlation between the moon and human behavior. Some studies have found links, yes, but more tightly controlled studies consistently overturn those findings.
As for menstruation and sleep pattern, that might have some relation, I haven't read any studies. However as few people as have perfectly regular menstruation patterns, I would doubt that there's any statistically significant link between the moon and menstruation.

babybabycat
August 4th, 2010, 11:15 AM
Here's my :twocents:
I really like using the Morrocco Method for hair. It keeps me on a schedule, there is no temptation to run off and get my hair cut. I want to grow my hair long and strong. I know that the days to trim fall on either an equinox or solstice. When it is time for a light trim or dusting, it is cause for celebration. It has taught me some patience and respect for my hair that I didn't have before.

Ayn
August 4th, 2010, 03:16 PM
This isn't necessarily to say that moon phases aren't playing a part, but with such a drastic change between waxing and waning, I'd be more inclined to put it down to menstrual cycle if you have one - remember that it really is a rising and ebbing *cycle* not just a thing that happens a few days a month.

I did not think of this, but as I don't have a menstrual cycle (had a hysterectomy) it is hard to say whether my hormone levels (I do still have the ovaries...) are playing a part. Course, then one asks -- are the moon's phases affecting hormone levels?

Who knows.

I didn't mean to start any arguments - was just curious what other's thoughts/experiences were. For those who don't believe in it, that's fine -- I'm not trying to convince you, but please don't cut down those who do with rude comments.

I for one cannot explain how it works, but I do believe the moon is one of many things that affect life here on earth. I spent the first 18 years of my life on a farm watching my mother read and follow the Farmer's Almanac with great success in planting, harvesting, canning, butchering, caring for livestock, fishing, etc. to completely throw out the notion. And if it works on all those things, why not my hair?

Fern
August 4th, 2010, 03:46 PM
I believe in the moons "magical" powers. I think everything on this earth is connected to our solar system. I had not thought of using the moon as a guide to my hair though but I do believe it could help.

SilvraShadows
August 4th, 2010, 05:13 PM
There's also the full moon in Leo no-trimming-until-then challenge - trimming on the full moon in Leo is said to give you thick, long gorgeous hair like a lion's mane - can't hurt to try! I will be posting a six-month reminder, a 1-month reminder, and day-before reminder. Does there have to be science behind it? or could we just take something on faith here? :)

Yes, I have read this elsewhere. I have a little moon chart showing each day of the year with little ink drawings of the phases of the moon. It also has the different signs we pass through noted as well. And I am watching for that full moon in Leo... a lion's mane.

Angharad
August 5th, 2010, 04:01 PM
The moon has a HUGE impact on all life on earth; a wise farmer will pay attention to the right lunar phases when he plants the seeds and knows best when it is time to harvest; the right lunar phases will bring the best results.

Your body will hold more water when the moon gets fuller and that is why for example it is more difficult to lose weight in this phase. This reaches it's crown when the moon is full.

When the moon is waning (=getting smaller I don't know the right word for it I'm Dutch; please correct me if I am wrong) the influence on your body, plants, trees etc. will get smaller until it is new moon; you will feel at your best and diets will work better.

You can use it if you work with spells: things or habits you want to get rid of work much better if you perform your rituals under a waning moon (getting smaller) and when there are things or habits you wish to achieve you work with the moon getting fuller (there is logic in it, I guess).

I very rarely cut my hair but IF I do this it will be on a new moon (from that moment on your hairgrowth goes in a simillar flow with this new moon growing towards the full moon) and preferably in the zodiac sign of Leo.