According to the ancient wisdom of Shamans who consider hair a sacred part of our body, there are 5 elements each month that are ideal for cutting hair. Within those 5 elements there are times that will enhance different aspects of hair growth that I have discussed previously, such as its strength, its thickness, its length, the strengthening of its roots and its general beautification — provided that it is cut on the appropriate days. To have our hair cut on the remaining, inauspicious days of that month would actually retard the growth of our hair.
Yet, knowing when the retardation period of hair growth is occurring can be a useful tool for our hair care as well. Thus, harvesting unwanted hair at this time is ideal. It would slow down its re-growth, making it a perfect time to pluck your eyebrows and shave your legs. The hair will grow back more slowly, if at all. To a certain extent, then, the old wives’ tale is true: when the moon is waning, wax the hair you are trying to get rid of.
That being said the most beneficial days indicated on our lunar chart for retarding hair growth, meaning shaving, plucking or waxing, coming up in the month of August are as follows: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29!! Clearly, having your hair cut using the 13 moon Lunar Cycles of the Earth can provide you with an excellent tool for the ultimate in natural, holistic hair care.
Happy healthy hair,