Cutting hair by the moon is not a recent phenomenon, but it has become a forgotten secret to growing long, luxurious hair. The moon is a powerful force, both scientifically and spiritually, but let’s be honest: Do you believe the moon cycle can influence hair growth cycles? If you’re curious about cutting hair by the moon and looking for seriously luxurious hair then you might want to give the Lunar Chart for Cutting a second glance. The Lunar Hair Chart is created from the wisdom and math of the Farmer’s Almanac, Western Astrology and the Mayan Lunar Calendar for optimizing hair cutting. The chart utilizes the moon’s natural cycle and applies it to hair care. In conjunction with the Blunt Snip technique this provides the ultimate hair cutting result for any hair type.

Two fairie with the moon
The Lunar Hair Chart is a timeline and calendar for the best time to cut hair by the moon depending on your lunar goal. It’s advisable to trim your hair once a month for ultimate hair health, but this doesn’t mean you need to cut much–an 1/8th of an inch will do the trick!

By removing dry, dead, and split ends, your hair can focus on growing, instead of trying to restore those ends that are beyond help. Similar to a plant in a garden, “deadheading,” or removing dead blooms allows the plant to focus on growth. This cut helps to jump start the growth cycle by shocking your hair from the tip to the root. Cutting hair by the moon on a specific lunar day will multiply these effects. Ready to start?

1. Goals for Cutting Hair by the Moon

There are five hair goals with corresponding dates to choose from:

  • Lengthen
Shocks and excites your hair growth patterns, causing your hair to grow two to three times faster than normal.

  • Thicken
Promotes the activation of new growth cycles in your bulb and hair follicles that thicken the follicle.

  • Strengthen
Enables roots, follicles, and bulbs to increase and strengthen your growth patterns, producing stronger and more resilient hair.

  • Root Work
Shocks the entire growth cycle, aiding your hair and scalp in all aspects of hair growth and scalp improvement, this should be a base in your cutting routine.

  • Beautify
Improves and evens the texture and sheen of hair as well as enhances and refines waves and/or curls.

Unsure what goals to start with? We recommend Root Work as this is where your hair grows from–you can’t have healthy hair without a healthy scalp. In fact, you should alternate your main goal with Root Work because it provides a good foundation for your main goal to grow from!

You might notice these dates don’t sync with the astrological calendar. This is because modern calendars are based on a 12 moon cycle, and the Mayan Lunar Calendar uses 13 moon phases. The Lunar Hair Chart is optimized for haircutting.

2. Create a Plan to Cut

Now that you know your goals, you need to look at the lunar hair chart for cutting hair by the moon. The most powerful times to cut your hair are during full moons, and especially on equinoxes and solstices. Plan out your hair cutting routine based on these dates.

You’ll notice there are usually several days you can pick from for each goal. This is helpful for those who have busy schedules and need the times to be flexible, but the middle date is always the most powerful in the group.

Our general recommendation is to cut or trim seasonally. This translates to four times a year, or every three months. If the dates correspond to your lunar goal or goals, it is preferable to cut on the corresponding solstice or equinox.

As with shampooing and conditioning routines, your cutting frequency may vary depending on your needs and the needs of your hair.

3. Cut your hair!

We don’t mean hacking off inches at a time. Quite the opposite! Trim your ends using the blunt snip method anywhere from an 1/8th of an inch to 1 inch to seal the ends.