When to cut your hair.

February 14, 2018 0 Comments

When to cut your hair.

While we offer GreatHairDays essential oil products to keep hair looking great and healthy, there is the subject of hair cutting as it pertains to the vital life energy within the body.

For example, a Jewish practitioner who is in mourning will not shave his face nor cut his hair for 30 days for religious reasons.  Sometimes people shave their hair entirely off to rid themselves of the dangling toxins and frazzling thoughts grown from an overactive head/mind.

In Indian and Tibetan cultures, there are constructive and destructive effects from cutting the hair and the relationship to our vital life energy, aka chi. 

There are favorable days to cut the hair and we suggest picking an auspicious day for cutting your hair and to try to avoid haircuts on particular days for anyone who is looking to refine their energy hygiene.

Since hair represents our power as well as our poison, it is important to not be superstitious about this information, but to apply it practically and confidently.  Just like most of us do not understand how energy flows within and without the body, we do not understand how electricity works.  Yet we behave accordingly, i.e. we will not blow-dry our hair in the bathtub to save time while getting ready.

Energetically speaking, unfavorable haircutting days of the month should be avoided because this is when our vital life energy rests in the crown chakra of the head. 

So cutting hair on these days, will cut off the vital life energy that rests in the crown chakra.  We need this crown chakra energy, so it is important to not let this energy go by taking away the hair.

The days are identified by Tibetan monks according to the lunar calendar, so they make our job of identifying the auspicious and inauspicious days easy for us in the Western world.

Here is a breakdown of effects from cutting the hair on the various days within the lunar calendar (taken from the Rigpa Tibetan calendar for the water dragon year):

  1. Short life.
  2. Slander/gossip.
  3. Wealth.
  4. Increase in virtue.
  5. Increase in wealth.
  6. Increased sensory clarity.
  7. Lawsuit.
  8. Long life.
  9. Attractive energy.
  10. Greater wang tang (aka magnetism).
  11. Intelligence.
  12. Poverty.
  13. Increased longevity.
  14. Increase in comfort and wealth.
  15. Auspiciousness.
  16. Obstacles.
  17. Virtue.
  18. Loss.
  19. Increase in longevity.
  20. Wealth.
  21. Fear of sickness.
  22. Gaining clothes and food.
  23. Increase in comfort and wealth.
  24. Happiness.
  25. Sickness.
  26. Wellbeing.
  27. Joy and happiness.
  28. Strife and quarrels.
  29. Bad food.
  30. Purification of negative actions and obscurations.

For quick reference you can easily match the lunar dates with our Western dates with this iOS application and this Android version.

The negative and positive effects of the haircutting days can manifest in a variety of expressions.  If you have ever been unfortunate enough to get a “bad haircut,” then maybe it was on a negative haircut day.

Don’t forget we have synergies to help counteract all of the negative effects, and if you just want your hair to grow back out faster to get a new style, use some GreatHairDays New every day until you have reached your desired length.  This will help the hair grow back swiftly.

Check out all our GreatHairDays essential oils that can be poured into your shampoo and conditioner, for example.  We offer 3 essential oil variants of the GreatHairDays line, which can be read about in the blog article Great Hair Days Every Day.

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