If you're anything like us, you've probably tried everything to coax your hair into growing longer—vitamins, hair masks, serums, the works. Turns out, there may be a much simpler answer to your prayers.
It's called "lunar haircutting," or, timing your haircut based on the lunar calendar. The concept is based on the idea that the moon has a pull on all living things, like the ocean tide. So by trimming your hair on days when this pull is stronger, you increase chances of hair growth.
And it's not some wacky new trend. The Farmers' Almanac, known for making long term weather predictions and offering gardening tips, includes a section that marks the best days to cut your hair in order to make it grow longer.
This may seem a little far fetched, but the idea inspires a loyal group of believers, such as the professional hair product company Schwarzkopf. As stated on their website, "The waxing moon symbolises regeneration. Accordingly, this phase promotes hair generation and repair. You should cut your hair between the new and full moon if you want your hair to grow fast after a haircut."
Hairstylist Jonathan Mason agrees. "For humans, water accounts for 60 to 80 percent of our body weight. The moon must have an effect on hair since the hair follicles are made of epithelial tissue that is comprised mainly of hydrogen and oxygen, the two elements that combine to form water."
Today marks an ideal hair growth day—so hurry up and book that appointment!