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Here’s Why You Should Cut Your Hair on the New Moon

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08 . 29 . 19

Priscila Martinez

Priscila Martinez is Los Angeles based brand strategy specialist and writer. She focuses on beauty, fashion and the luxury and lifestyle sectors. Martinez contributes to publications like Forbes, AdWeek and Asia Times and she writes for lifestyle outlets like Mane Addicts and Radio Disney’s Sweety High. In addition to editorial and publicity, Priscila has collaborated with various brands to produce content for their social media, websites and blogs. Nevertheless, Priscila’s most noted accomplishment is being mom to her furry son, Kingston.

Lunar cycles can be a complex concept to understand. It doesn’t help that its effects are often misunderstood. This is the type of theory that makes us mere mortals dizzy with facts. If you weren’t endowed in the cosmic studies, fear not. We’ve recruited hairstylist Mischelle Navar, who happens to be a pro when it comes to lunar cycles. She breaks down for us if lunar cycles can affect hair growth.

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Mischelle starts with explaining what exactly a lunar cycle is, “It’s the moon’s continuous orbit around the earth with different phases.” For the uninitiated, the moon has phases because it’s constantly going around the Earth, aka orbiting our planet. Every time the sun sets, our hardworking moon rises. It positions itself with the side the faces Earth fully exposed to sunlight. According to our pro, a new moon means the beginning of another 28-day cycle and its symbolic of new beginnings, renewed goals, and new intentions.

(via Mischelle Navar)

At the end of this month, we will have a Leo rising moon. “This particular moon is called a Black Moon,” begins Mischelle.  She continues to explain that since it’s the second new moon in one month, depending on your sign and other specifics of your astral chart, it will affect us all a bit differently. “However, it can be a beneficial time for self-love and expression and radiating our inner light out into the world,” she says. She also affirms that it is well known all Leos love their manes.

Our pro believes that lunar cycles absolutely affect hair growth. “Through my experience, I’ve recommended [taking advantage of lunar cycles] to clients for years and have seen the benefits first hand. It’s almost like pruning a plant, dusting your ends during this phase of the moon promotes hair growth and length,” she says. Mischelle continues, “I’ve had clients whose hair wouldn’t really grow much at all. I put them on this schedule. To their surprise, they came back weeks later with more growth than they’ve had in a long time. I believe the moon affects us in many ways and using its cycles to our advantage during certain phases can enhance what you are trying to achieve,” she advises. If you are looking for fullness, she recommends getting your hair cut during a full moon in order to increase thickness. She believes cutting hair during a new moon promotes and stimulates growth and length.

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