Cutting your Hair according to the Lunar Phase can help it grow Faster and Healthier

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In my culture it is believed that cutting your hair according to the lunar phase can help it grow longer and quicker or slow down the process. The lunar phase goes through many stages from the new moon to the full moon, but the four mentioned below are the ones to take heed of if you plan on letting your hair grow or just want to improve the condition of your strands:

New Moon: It is advisable that you do NOT cut your hair during this lunar phase. It is in the most harmful stage, any cut during this period will worsen the condition of your locks.

Crescent Moon: A crescent is a thin sliver of light that forms a shape similar to a banana. It is the stage between the new moon and half moon. This is the BEST time to cut your hair IF you want your hair to grow longer and quicker. It’s recommended one day before this stage or the day of to cut your ends ONLY. On the day of you will see best results if you cut your hair anywhere from 12 noon until 6:00 pm, due to the rising of the moon, thus increasing lunar attraction.

Gibbous Moon: Almost full, about 3/4. If you have a new short style and want to keep it that length it is best to cut your hair during this time. However, if you want your hair to grow longer and faster during this phase the hair will NOT grow, it will SLOW down the process. If you enjoy having long beautiful hair do NOT cut your hair during this stage. This is the stage most of us AVOID.

Full Moon: This moon phase is favorable for those who have dry, damaged, or coarse hair, since it will help the hair grow healthily. It should be cut the day before this stage or the day of from 6:00 am until 12 noon or in the evening from 6:00 pm until midnight. This phase will improve the texture, but it will NOT help the hair grow fast.

Of course, this is seen as a superstition, but Latina women tend to have beautiful hair for a reason (and I’m giving our secrets away!). Please do a search for lunar phase calendars on the desired month and day you plan to cut your hair for optimal results. This may or may not be true, but my mother and grandmother swear by it! And of course, I’m keeping tradition.



THESE ARE THE DATES FOR 2017 (Crescent Moon: This is the BEST time to cut your hair if you want your hair to grow longer/faster):

  • JANUARY 1, 2, 3, 30, 31
  • FEBRUARY 1, 2, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28
  • MARCH 1, 2, 3, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31
  • APRIL 1, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30
  • MAY 1, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30
  • JUNE 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
  • JULY 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
  • AUGUST 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
  • SEPTEMBER 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 
  • OCTOBER 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
  • NOVEMBER 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
  • DECEMBER 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21 22, 23, 24

DISCLAIMER: Please note that this is known to be a SUPERSTITION and does NOT guarantee hair growth. However, it has worked for me, and many people swear by cutting their hair according to the lunar phases and getting the results they want. Feel free to do more research on this.

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70 thoughts on “Cutting your Hair according to the Lunar Phase can help it grow Faster and Healthier

  1. it’s true, i always wait to cut my hair on the growing moon – it does make a difference, your mom and grannie are right.

  2. In NYC, the full moon is scheduled to happen at 11:32 PM on the night of January 15. So when should I get my trim to help it gain thickness — it’s already long, but I want more thickness??

  3. 2-4-2014…HI…My hair is short & Hi lighted
    , I would like it to stay short, & grow slower.when should I trim it & hi light it next….
    Thank You for your time & attention.
    Mary Lou

  4. Great site! I have a challenging time reading the moon calendar can you tell me when is the next time and date when I should cut my hair to grow long and quick thank you?

  5. I want my hair to grow FAST! When is the next time in May to cut my hair to make it GROW!

  6. Megan, on May 23-26 or on June 1, 2, 3, 4, 21, 22, 23, 24. Get a trim or you can snip less than one-quarter of an inch of your hair yourself.

  7. Hi so glad I found this site. today6/25/14,I wanted to clip my ends but did’t.can you please tell me when in july or august when should I Clip off my dead ends.i want to see growth….thanking u in advance..Ms Trini>>

  8. Here are the dates for the remainder of the year 2014 for CRESCENT MOON:

    JULY 1, 2, 3, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, & 31
    AUGUST 1, 27, 28, 29, 30, & 31
    SEPTEMBER 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, & 29
    OCTOBER 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, & 29
    NOVEMBER 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, & 27
    DECEMBER 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, & 26

  9. Hello Paula, I’ve read many articles in English that contradict what I stated on my posting, but I’m going by what us Latinos believe in, in terms of the lunar phase, and by what my mom and grandma told me (am keeping tradition). I feel tempted to post an old pic of them, they had LONG beautiful hair. Last year, I chopped off my hair (I love changing my look often). But I have to admit, since cutting my ends during the crescent moon, my hair looks healthier and seems to be growing faster. Of course, like I said, it is superstition, but I like to see to believe, and I’m seeing results! 🙂

  10. Hi, great site! I have an Indian friend with very long and healthy hair. I asked her about the secret she told me that her mom used to cut her hair when the moon is new and before it becomes full.

    -I am Aries, can I cut my hair on 27th Sep, 2014?
    -When can I color my hair?
    -What happens if I cut my hair when the moon is born?

    Thank you

  11. Hi, I’m a cancer survivor. I’ve tried shaving my head to get my
    Hair to grow fuller and thicker and longer. When’s a good month and date for me to cut or trim or shave, the fine hair I have left. I was born June 1, 1956..Thank You i

  12. Ladies, please read the article, it will answer your questions. If you want to cut your hair and would like to see “rapid growth” please refer back to my 7th comment where I shared those dates for the remainder of the year.

  13. Thank you for posting the dates….my hair has always been thin and hard to grow. I am going to try this next week.

  14. Hi, so out of all the days of one month that is posted above, do I only pick one day? And do I cut it every month on those days listed above or do I skip a month or two? My cousin cut my hair buy the lunar phase on a crescent moon and yes it works my hair is getting longer. I have thin hair and it’s hard for it to grow at all. But my cousin also has a good hand. She cuts my nieces hair also and her hair is super long to her waist. Thank you!!!

  15. Hi Cristy. Whenever you cut your hair. If you cut your hair 3x’s out of the year, make sure it falls on the lunar phase of your choice pending on the results you’d like to see.

  16. Crescent Moon (waxing): This is the BEST time to cut your hair if you want your hair to grow longer faster.
    These are the dates for 2015:

    •JANUARY 22, 23, 24, 25
    •FEBRUARY 20, 21, 22, 23
    •MARCH 22, 23, 24, 25
    •APRIL 20, 21, 22, 23
    •MAY 20, 21, 22, 23
    •JUNE 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
    •JULY 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
    •AUGUST 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
    •SEPTEMBER 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    •OCTOBER 15, 16, 17, 18
    •NOVEMBER 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    •DECEMBER 13, 14, 15, 16

    These are the dates for 2016:

    •JANUARY 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    •FEBRUARY 10, 11, 12, 13
    •MARCH 10, 11, 12, 13
    •APRIL 9, 10, 11, 12
    •MAY 8, 9, 10, 11
    •JUNE 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    •JULY 6, 7, 8, 9
    •AUGUST 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    •SEPTEMBER 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    •OCTOBER 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    •NOVEMBER 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    •DECEMBER 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    DISCLAIMER: Please note that this is known to be a SUPERSTITION, and does NOT guarantee hair growth. However, it has worked for me, and many people swear by cutting their hair according to the lunar phases and getting the results they want. Feel free to do more research on this.

  17. Ladies, I think people say during the New Moon is the best time to cut your hair because Waxing Crescent is the day after. I’ve never tried cutting my hair during the New Moon, I only do it on Waxing Crescent. Another interesting fact, when my grandmother cuts her plants during this lunar phase they grow abundantly and beautifully too! That’s what made me get into this and believe her in the first place.

  18. Vry intresting article,but i am staying in malaysia and wat will be the time here as time eV zone differs,tried to find time correct but its complicated.

    I needvthicker and longer hair and i hv too straight and thin hair.

  19. Also,i recently cut my hair on 14th dec,hw will tht impact,wat if i jus cut few strands on the given date,will tht help.

  20. OK so does astrological signs affect this in any way? I was all so told to make sure I cut or trim on water or earth signs

  21. @Madhu Moon phases are the same worldwide, but you won’t be able to see it if in a different time zone. This article explains it better:

    You will need to look at a moon calendar in your location for exact timing.

    @Tia, People say it is better to do this during the New Moon or when the moon falls on a water sign. It may be. Again, I do what I know and what works for me. You will need to do research and delve deeper.

  22. Ladies, I found this article at LS that states, “Faster Growth:
    The stylists at say that trimming or cutting your hair when the moon is just entering a New Moon phase will perpetuate hair growth. During the two weeks of this WAXING New Moon phase, the body is replenishing its resources, expending less energy and striving to obtain its optimal health peak. Hair growth is accelerated during this time, especially when the moon is in the astrological house of the earth signs Capricorn or Taurus or in the water signs Pisces, Cancer or Scorpio.” You can refer to it here:

    PS: Don’t forget, next week Dec.23-26th is a good time to trim the hair if you want to see growth. It falls under Capricorn (earth sign). Just a reminder.

  23. Hi, I heard from a friend that hair should be cut ON the FIRST SUNDAY of a cresent moon.

    Does it make any difference? should I cut my hair for growth on first Sunday of a cresent moon? or it does not matter?

    She has very very long shiny healthy thick hair.

  24. I’ve done it on any day during the Crescent Moon and it has worked either way, but if you believe the first day helps, by all means do it. Just as long as it is on this phase of the moon, you should be okay.

  25. SO for the fastest growth of my hair, I can cut on the day of the last crescent moon on March 25th? Also, if on the stage of the crescent moon(lets say there are 5 days) Will my hair grow any faster if I trim 1/8th inch off on the first day of the crescent vs the last day or on any crescent day? What aboout the moorcco method. THey use a differnt way/ Is it in line with how you cut the hair or way different and how do they figure out those dates? Thanks Here is link

  26. oops by the way I am in los angeles,ca Are your dates for CA? Its 532pm here not am(unless I forgot about the time change)

  27. one more, what other things can I take, use, put oils, supplements, etc to have hair grow 5inches a month(I would love that)

  28. What about on the sping/fall equinoxes and summer/winter solstices? Are they best to cut for longer faster stronger hair?

  29. You cannot grow 5 inches in one month. It’s impossible. There are other articles on this website about hair and beauty products we recommend.

  30. Thanks so much. SO the hair trimmed on the crescent moon will grow so many cenimeters longer and faster than your regular hair growth rate(mine is 6 inches a year) if you did not trimming at all. THats what Iunderstand. DO you know how much(ball park figure)hair grows faster?

  31. hi.. i am from UAE.. i very badly need long hair… so is 20th April between 12noon – 6PM is good if i trim my hair?

  32. I m not able to understand that clearly… can u plz tell me whn is the best time to trim my hair plz…

  33. On the dates I specified it falls under crescent, click on the link. So if it’s tomorrow, click on the link tomorrow and it will tell you everything about the moon, its quarter, etc. The calendar I provided is for the UAE location.

  34. Did your grandmother cut/trim her hair every month(on the lunar dates you listed) to grow it very long or every 3 months? In other words, how did your parents follow these guidelines to grow their hair very long? Was it monthly at a certain time or every 3 months? How would you follow this way of cutting your hair to grow very long by the moon?

  35. Norma, It can be any time, whenever you want to cut your hair as long as it falls under the crescent moon. So, if you cut your hair once a year or every month, make sure it is on this lunar phase.

  36. I believe it does make a difference and my mom would sometimes cut my hair on the waxing (cresent) moon, it did make my hair grow fast as a child. Im getting into this again next month and will expiriment to see if it works! Thank you xoxo

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