Best day to cut hair to encourage growth

By Celeste Longacre

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These are the next five best days to cut hair to encourage growth, based on the Moon’s sign.

Best days to cut hair to encourage growth
Nov 16, 2018
Nov 17, 2018
Dec 13, 2018
Dec 14, 2018
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Not sure why anyone would

Not sure why anyone would want to "cut hair" to encourage growth. We generally cut our hair to make it shorter. The faster it grows, the more often you have to cut it and the more money you spend at the beautician.

Cutting hair to encourage growth

My mom cut my hair when I was 12 to shoulder length. It has never grown any longer than that. I would love to have long hair. Its worth a shot to see if actually works.

Hair growth

I use to get my haircut on any day and it qasnt growing. My hairstylist suggested going by the Almanac best days. I did and my hair started growing again. My hair was above shoulder length in 2017 and now 2018 almost to my lower back bone. Give it a try, it works


Thanx for your great comment.. happy for your beautiful hair and i hope i'll improve mine if i start cutting it on the given days

Hair growth

I am growing my hair out so I trim on hair cut days. This works and is great for cancer patients. And also as a horse owner I trim manes and tails do my horses have beautiful hair as well.

Cut hair to encourage growth

Yes, it sounds counterintuitive.
After an illness, I found myself with dreadfully thinning hair. I had to cut it short because there was virtually nothing left but straggly strands.
I was guided by the Farmer's Almanac to trim my hair on those "growth days" every couple of months. It seemed to grow fast and come in fuller. My hair is long again, which was my intention.

The Full Moon

When farmers cuts the woolen fleece off of a sheep they like it to grow back in abundance for the next scheduled shearing.
Farmers historically have based many tasks off of the moon and sun’s rotation. Like a sailor befor maps using the stars to guide them. We have learned much successful techniques to those who were attuned to their surroundings. Much of which has been lost in the common population due to modernization such as industrialization.
The moon. It effects us all whether you are in tune with it or oblivious. It definitely effects us.
Our body is made of about 75 percent water. Look into how much the moon phases effect ovean tides. The moon has the biggest effect on ocean tides. Even more than the sun or inertia.
What sets our planet apart from what we know about other planets is we have water.
Earth + Water + Moon + Sun = LIFE

Encourage dates

I’m a hairstylist & I use it all the time for Clients wanting to grow their hair longer & the discourage dates for those who would like to lengthen time between cuts & color services.

Lucky days with date and time for hair cutting and hair smoothni

I am Vinaya DOB 15.10.1984.plz suggest lucky day with time and date.for hair cutting and hair smoothing.for future good and brightful

There is another farmers

There is another farmers almanac that does have opposing dates. However I have been using this guide for years and this is true, correct, and what is the best is it works.

It has to do with phases of

It has to do with phases of the moon, for USA. So, this calendar is correct. Has nothing to do with April, May, or June, at this point. They are over! 7-23-17

True the dates are not the

True the dates are not the same with other calendars but I think you have to consider the Time Zones. eg Morroccan Calendar versus Farmers Almanac differ.

This contradicts the

This contradicts the information elsewhere in the 2017 Almanac which states the best days to encourage hair growth in April as 26, 29 & 30 and May 1, 9, 27 & 28 and June 5, 6, 23 & 24. Which is correct?

Hi Lori,

Hi Lori,
We believe that you might be looking at a different almanac, rather than The Old Farmer’s Almanac. The dates listed on this page are correct, according to our sources!

I am with Lori on this one. I

I am with Lori on this one. I would think the moon and it's phases would be the same regardless of which almanac you read.

Best days VS. Almanac

There is a difference in how the different almanacs calculate days. This version of THE OLD FARMERS ALMANAC is the best & accurate. The other almanac lists different generalized dates.
I’ve used this one for years as a hairstylist, mother & nutritionalist, planter.
Won’t use any other.


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