Do you really have to cut your hair during the full moon?

Everyone has heard of the supposed effects of the full moon on hair, but what is it really? Can the lunar calendar affect hair growth and health? Explanations.

  Do you really have to cut your hair during the full moon?

The moon has always fascinated. This celestial body is said to have an influence on sleep, the menstrual cycle, mood swings and… Hair! Cut your hair one night full moon would be beneficial for the health of our hair. Why ? What dates? We tell you everything.

Why cut your hair on the full moon?

According to beliefs, the full moon would be the best time to treat yourself to a new haircut. During this period, the body would regenerate and the hair too. More precisely, it is during the full moon that the hair shafts would be at their best. This would also be a good time to make hair care (masks, conditioners, etc.) which would redouble their effectiveness. Although this thesis has never been scientifically proven, the full moon remains a symbol of growth and regeneration in many cultures. To benefit from its benefits to the maximum, it is advisable to make a 'lunar cup'. Which consists of cutting a few centimeters, outdoors, during a full moon night. The positive effects of moon rays stimulate hair growth and would make them stronger and more numerous . Moreover, some hairdressers offer nights at these times of the year. According to them, hair cut on a full moon night grows two to three times faster than normal.

When to cut your hair with the moon in 2023?

In order to make the most of the influences of the stars and to wear ultra-long hair, it is best to cut ends while the moon is full . It also works a few days earlier or a few days later. Here are the dates of the full moon in 2023:

  • January 7
  • February 5
  • 7 mars
  • April 6
  • 5th of May
  • June 4
  • July 3
  • 1 is august
  • September 29
  • October 28
  • November 27th
  • December 27

Slow down growth

On the contrary, if you want to keep your hair length as long as possible and not have to go too frequently to the hairdresser, you will have to cut off when the moon is in the waning phase . This is the time between the full moon and the new moon. The hair tends to grow back more slowly during this return to calm.

Make a coloring

The moon can also have positive effects on the coloration . The perfect time? During a waxing moon, i.e. between the first quarter and two to three days before the full moon . The hair will be more receptive to the pigments and thus, the color will be more radiant.

Moon calendar 2023

Full moon Last Quarter New Moon first quarter
January January 7 January 15 January the 21st January 28
February February 5 February 23 February 20 February 27
Mars 7 mars  15 mars 21 mars 29 mars
April April 6 April 13 April 20 April 27
May 5th of May May 12 May 19 May 27
June June 4 June 10 June 18 June 26
July July 3 July 10 July 17 July 26
August August 1 and August 31 August 8 August 16 August 24
September September 29 September 7 September 15 September 22
October October 28 October 6 October 14 October 22
November November 27th November 5th November 13th November 20th
December December 27 December 5 December 13 December 19