Lunar Cycle and Your Hair

With this month observing a solar eclipse across the United States, I would like to focus on the relationship of the cycles of the Moon and their connection to our hair growth patterns. As we all know, the Moon has a significant effect upon the tides of the oceans because of the gravitational pull that it creates. It has the same effect on our hair because our bodies are made up of somewhere near 65% water according to Professor Shirley Hodgson, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology at Saint George's University of London. At the root of each hair shaft on our body is the hair follicle, and each follicle is made up of hydrogen and oxygen which are two of the elements found in water. Since the Moon has a gravitational pull on water, it seems logical that it can affect the growth of hair as well. Studies show that hair actually grows faster during a new Moon cycle that lasts approximately 28 days. Consequently this is the best time to get your hair cut to achieve faster results, get rid of split ends and to keep the hair looking fresh and crisp. The new Moon has just begun and now moves through each phase until the next new Moon on August 21, so enjoy the solar eclipse and plan the timing of your hair cut for the best results.

Doug is the Educational Chairman for the PABCA and will be bringing members tips, tricks, and advice for all aspects of the salon with a monthly article.

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