When it comes to hair-inspo, sometimes we need to look to the stars. And if you’re not in tune with the universe, don’t sweat it. The Quietest Revolution’s Amber Khan is here to help. From drastic new chops to protective oil treatments, we teamed up with Youtube’s chicest astrologer to bring you your hair-scope for the month of July. Check out her forecast below!
(via Amber Khan)
Welcome to your July 2019 Hair-Scope! The first two weeks of July have aptly been dubbed “Eclipse Season” with a Solar Eclipse on July 2nd and a Lunar Eclipse coming up on the 17th. A time of fundamental change is upon us, and that means changes in your self-care routine as well. With almost every planet in Retrograde, the past may be calling. And we know nothing holds memory like hair and the styles we used to wear.
So, how do we navigate?
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Get Flirty
Love is in the air, and Aries wants to go big, flirty, bouncy. Passion flows through you and your locks! Just keep one eye on a clean mirror so you can spot those days when a tied-back, more polished look may be in order. Also, your enthusiasm for styling may wear you down by the end of July. Schedule a trim for early next month.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Think Before You Make a Big Change
You may feel compelled to change your hair drastically, especially if things are a little rocky in the love department. Hold off until after the Lunar Eclipse. What you discover about yourself after the 18th will have lasting effects on how you care for yourself. You crave change, but you need nurturing and healing. Don’t confuse the two. Hair masks for the rest of the month sound about right.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): Slow Down
Your hair is up in a high pony. Down and straight. Curled and spritzed. Should you dye it for a summer look? Pump the breaks. Your scalp is paying for your mutable nature, and the Sun isn’t helping. The scalp houses millions of nerve endings, and your hair is an extension of that same communications network; your ability to properly care for the skin protecting those nerves is vital. Scalp massages, oil treatments, hair SPF, all are on the menu.
Cancer: (June 21 – July 22): Self Care
The Sun sits high along with the North Node and Venus in your sign. In a few days, Mercury in retrograde motion will also enter your sign. For the next few weeks, what your body needs gets thrown into direct opposition to what people want from you. Catering to others leaves little time for the love your hair needs right now. Do you put some oil in your hair and go to bed? Do you skip the blow dry and go natural? Do you choose yourself and your comfort over other’s need to perceive you a certain way? Choose wisely, Cancer. Choose yourself.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): Take a Chance
The Master of Hair makes its debut as the Sun moves into Leo in a few days on the 23rd. If you’ve felt like a cat in a cage for a few months now, here’s your big chance to express yourself. Want that new color? Do it. Play with texture. Why not? You may also gravitate towards a radical cut that communicates your need for autonomy. Reign supreme, let your hair speak for you.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Go on Vacation
Saturn and Pluto want you to make decisions that are so practical it almost pains you. Virgo is consistent, but loves style! You’re bored but conscious of the message your appearance sends. A tug of war ensues. A dynamic new look or just a trim and a higher quality flat iron? I say both. Perhaps the way out is through, limiting yourself and playing it safe feels like home. Take a hair vacation. You need it.
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Get Friendly Feedback
For the rest of July, don’t let plot twists affect your relationship with yourself. Sure, things are finding their level; the upheaval is beyond exhausting. Now is the right time to take a friend with you to the salon. Choose a new look, but get a second opinion. You want fire engine red when what you need is a bob. Altering your hair due to emotional uncertainty will leave you with a look you won’t be able to stand by your birthday. Let your friends help you.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Switch Up Your Routine
A routine you’ve been following for quite a long time may begin to feel outdated in mid-July. Career and your socio-professional relationships may have kept you locked into a dated look years ago. Take back control over your hair as a more profound exercise of choosing your needs over those of your clan. Funding this endeavor may give you pause. Reach for the Castor Oil and conditioning cap.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Grow Girl
It’s all about growth, baby! A majestic vibe settled over Sagittarians when Jupiter came home to you earlier late last year. As the only exposed part of the nervous system, our hair conveys enormous energy. It also absorbs a lot. Deep cleaning and deep conditioning are the first steps. But beyond that, what hairbrush are you using? Is your towel working against your hair growth goals? Is there too much chlorine or salt in your water? What factors can you eliminate to ensure your continued growth?
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Create Conversation
Who would’ve thought that a hair choice would open up so much discussion and cause a shift in the trajectory of your life? Whether you’ve made the drastic change yet or are still contemplating it, get ready to defend yourself. Communication with people seems off this month, and that can seep into conversations about aesthetics. If anyone is wondering why you’re changing it up, be open to having the conversation. It’s undoubtedly about more than your appearance.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Get Ready to Conquer
You’re busy for the rest of the month as every project feels like it’s taking off at once. After a slow period last month, it’s a welcome change, and you get right into the swing. Plot twists and sudden turns abound, you’re never going to know where your hair-tie is or why that one piece just won’t lay right. Take a few mins in the morning, mid-day and in the evening to smooth everything back in place. A purse-sized gloss or hair spray cinches the deal. Conquering the world is super fun, keeping it cute in the meantime… priceless.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): So Sexy
Damn, you fine. I mean, really Pisces. Your power of seduction is unparalleled this summer. Did you know our hair follicles are comprised mainly of oxygen and hydrogen-rich epithelial cells (the same molecules as water) that react to the phases of the moon, much like the ocean tide? We are land-walking mermaids. And you, the most dreamy among us. Let those waves out. Nurture your hair on the eve of the Lunar Eclipse with a rinse of rose water and rose hair oil to protect your glow.
Is your forecast calling for a drastic change? THESE short summer cuts just might do the trick.