Patti Hansen

And Don’t Cut On The Wrong Day…

Lunar Hair Care…

I’m always encouraging friends to follow my Lunar Hair Care advice in order to really get the most from their beauty regime. This means cutting and removing hair in line with the lunar phases.

I wanted to make it easier for them, and you, with this simple guide that helps you to follow the movements of the moon, or watch my YouTube video here.

Introduction to Lunar Hair Care…

For thousands of years the moon has served us as a brilliant calendar, although in recent times we’ve relied on more convenient clockwork devices…

We know that the moon controls the tides, regulates our periods, some farmers even plant their crop in tune with it’s phases (it’s called Biodynamic Gardening).

Essentially the pull of the moon affects how fast or slow things here on planet earth will grow.

Women have used mother moon as a go-to guide for their Lunar Beauty Rituals for centuries, cutting and removing their hair in line with the moon’s phases, depending on the desired effect – regrowth that’s lessening or cutting for growth.

Looking at the night sky they’d notice the moon getting fuller over consecutive days (waxing), or watched it getting smaller (waning).

This dictated when they’d cut their lovely locks (or pluck out a rouge witches chin hair!)

I’ve been following this method for some time and am a total advocate – I even keep scissors handy, and ask my boyfriend to trim my hair on the full moon hour! Thank god he’s a multiple Aquarius and totally accepts my weird and wonderful quirks…

The Lunar Phases For Your Beauty Rituals…

The Waxing Phase

When the Moon is growing in the sky (known as the waxing phase) the rate of hair growth is rapid. Any cut or trim will only serve to keep those luscious locks flowing freely. This is the case right up until the Full Moon hour, when la Lune is at its most powerful (and I think that’s the very best time for a haircut).

To take advantage of the momentum of the Moon and it’s supportive phase for growth, you must cut hair in the run up to the Full Moon, not thereafter.

The waxing phase is also the optimum time to rejuvenate and repair the skin, replenishing it with all the good stuff like gorgeous vitamin enriched moisturisers. Your skin and hair is more absorbent during this time, and your nails grow faster too.

Conversely, once the Full Moon has shined brightly in the night sky to its optimum, it starts to ‘wane’.

The Waning Phase

The waning phase sees hair slow its pace of growth, nails and skin too.

Repair is slightly harder to achieve on cuts and grazes and skin is less absorbent. However, it is a prime time to detox and draw out any of the bad stuff you want to get rid of – sweat it out in the sauna sister! Go to town with mud packs, and if you use those little pore strips you’ll like the results better now – those blackheads will walk out of your nose on a Waning Moon! Treat yourself to that colonic too.

If you want a haircut to retain it’s shape (some people don’t like going to the hairdresser or barber all the time,) then have your haircut during the Waning Moon, as hair cut now will grow more slowly.

So, that’s after the Full Moon, through to just before the New Moon.

By the time we’re teetering into the New Moon, you have the very best time to wax, pluck or thread. Exfoliate and get rid of any unwanted body bits before it arrives because they’ll be slower to return, see?

Another fact for you, our pain threshold is lower on a Full Moon and blood flows more freely, another reason to avoid a wax around the Full Moon!

Lunar Hair Care – use it or loose it!

It’s up to you if you embrace this ancient wisdom and take note of the Moon but really what have you got to loose? Reawaken this long forgotten tradition and see if you notice the magic of the Moon at work…

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About the Author:

Kimberly started Star Sign Style to gather together all things celestial in a honey pot of wonder. She's studied astrology in London and India, specialising in the fashion and beauty of the stars. She lives in Hong Kong with her New Yorker beau, and is a double Aries (sun-Venus), with a soft shell Cancer rising! Her Sagittarius moon lights up with talk of travel, while her Mercury in Taurus waxes lyrical over cosmic cosmetics.
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