Close [X]
LOG IN
Close [X]
PLEASE LOG IN OR REGISTER

Sorry, you need to be a registered member and logged in to access this page.
Please login or register below.

REGISTER

It's easy, quick and FREE!



Like Tree1Likes
  1. #1
    babita_sn's Avatar
    babita_sn is offline Silver ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    City
    Dubai
    State
    UAE
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Posts
    660

    Post Does Moon Really Influences Hair Growth? Truth Behind the Superstition

    Once I was surfing through the web and found a very interesting article about all popular superstitions that deal with hair. One of them especially sparked my interest. The author said that, despite of common belief, in no way possible can moon influence hair growth, because it simply cannot be, and that all this is grannyís tales.

    Well, of course, many of the scientists may lead you into long and dull calculations about how this influences that, and whether this influence is generally possible. But letís look closer at this concept.

    When I was at the high school, my teacher of physics showed us simple formula how one physical body influences other physical body. Of course, she was speaking about the planets and really huge bodies. But I can give you three reasons why this law is true for all existing physical bodies, no matter how small, tiny, or minuscule they are.

    Reason #1: Everything in the World Is Interconnected

    General science speaks that every part of the Universe is guided by some laws of existence, and that world is divided into parts that we see and that we canít see. Moreover, every one of us knows that something small creates big.

    In other words, all of us are made of particles that we canít see, and the big world is made of small things the same way.

    Now letís think about this: if everything is guided by laws, and big world and small one are interconnected, then this leads to a conclusion that we are connected to the world, too and influenced by the general laws of its existence.

    Reason one is proved.

    Reason #2: Big Influences Small

    Returning to my sweet teacher of physics, letís look closer at the laws of the mutual influence.

    Who said that we are not influenced by the planet, OR planets? For example, there are weather sensitive people, whose state of health depends on sunny or rainy weather and atmospheric pressure. People are small and the planet is huge, planet influences people, big influences small.

    So, why does something that is generally and physically possible seem so impossible to the self-oriented humans?

    Letís assume reason two is proved, too.

    Reason #3: Stars Are Not Simply Dots in the Sky

    This reason is my final argument for those who know that world goes round, but are not likely to believe it.

    There is an astronomy and astrology. Each of these sciences deals with stars. One predicts the future, second studies movements of the planets. First science isnít regarded by some of us as a science at all, second uses so many gadgets and technical devices, that almost all of us believe it. Of course, tabloid horoscopes do not add faith in the truthfulness of the predictions.

    But do you know that ancient Arabs made long and complicated calculations that were written in separate huge books to get the right future forecast for the single person? These calculations usually took several weeks to finish; they required not only the exact date of your birth, but also exact day, hour, minute, even second of birth of your parents, some of the relatives, even strangers.

    Moreover, they took into account positions of the planets, the Sun, the Moon, the Earth itself. And these positions were calculated in the same way as they are calculated now by modern scientists, who use fast computers and latest gadgets.

    So, as you see, once astrology was rather exact, complicated and demanding science that was later abused and misled.

    Now we read horoscopes just for fun, and donít know their true history and nature. To say more, astronomy takes its origin from the astrology, because first star charts and observations were brought from Arabian countries.

    But I wonít say that stars influence our future. What I really want to say is that stars influence our health and state of mood by the magnetic and physical interconnection with the Earth, which, in its turn, influences us directly.

    So, even if you do not believe that stars influence you, they do influence every part of the world you live in, and these parts, in their turn, have a certain impact on you.

    Reason three is proved.

    When it comes to the growth or fading of the Moon and its influence on hair growth, the existence of such is explained by firm and solid law of nature.

    The Moon and the Earth are bound by the mutual attraction. High and low tides of the Ocean exist because the Moon approaches and moves away from the Earth in a six-hour cycle. The growth-fading lunar cycle has eight stages, and this cycle influences the Earth in the same way as the six-hour cycle does.

    Moreover, the Moon rotates around its axis, as well as around the Earth, along oval orbit, so there are points when the Moon is closer to the Earth and when the Moon is further from the Earth. It all moves us into complicated eight-staged ellipse lunar cycle.
    Lunar cycle leads to the minor changes in the atmospheric pressure and the power of the Earth gravity. In its turn this affects animal and human health and behavior. For example, doctors report an increase in epileptic seizures and bleeding ulcers at the time of the full moon.
    Gravity is one of the Earthís strongest forces, so you canít ignore the Moon.
    If we now think more about certain similarities between natural world and human organism, we will see that plants and herbs grow better or worse according to the lunar cycle. Moreover, it is a common practice when coffee trader view chart of the winter full moon to plan their coffee sales. The connection between the full moon and plant growth is so well established that it affects investment patterns.

    Hair growth is affected by the Moon in the same way, as anything else on the planet. When the gravity changes, state of your health changes, too. With the lower gravity, even if the change is so small that you donít feel it, your hair grows slower. It happens in the beginning of the moon cycle and in the middle, on the full moon.

    During the new moon and the old moon, the gravity is bigger, and the hair grows faster. Thus, the perfect time for visiting your stylist is on the 3-11th days of the moon cycle, as well as on17-24th days. Your hair will grow faster during these days.

    Even if you do not believe all of the said, you canít deny the influence of gravity on human organism. Thus, there really are certain connections and influences of the Moon on the hair growth.

    There are only few reminding to those who expect miracles:
    ē Changes in Earthís gravity are very small, so you shouldnít expect fantastic results.
    ē If your stylist has a "heavy" hand and your hair doesnít grow back in two weeks after hair cut, you shouldnít expect a miraculous hair growth, too.
    ē If your hair is in unhealthy condition, it will use any opportunity to revive itself first, and only then it will grow longer.
    ē My last reminding is that if you used to have short haircut, and now youíve decided to grow your hair long, it will take time, doesnít matter when you cut your hair, and who cuts it. Our hair grows only up to 5-7 mm per month, and this is a proven scientific fact.

    So, whether or not you believe that the Moon and hair growth are connected, you would agree that as long as you live on the planet, you will feel, consciously or subconsciously, all changes and influences made by our planet and its counterparts.


  2. #2
    babita_sn's Avatar
    babita_sn is offline Silver ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    City
    Dubai
    State
    UAE
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Posts
    660

    Default Re: Does Moon Really Influences Hair Growth? Truth Behind the Superstition

    Hair loss occupies all of us. If we are not experiencing hair loss, we have a close friend or relative who does. In fact, dozens of millions suffer from hair loss. It is only natural that so many hair loss myths will arise. We have gathered all the major hair loss and hair growth myths. Read them carefully before choosing a hair loss treatment.

    1. The myth – People who have fast growing hair will not suffer from hair loss.
    The truth – Fast growing hair indicates on a good nutrition but has no connection with hair loss.

    2. The myth - Hanging up side down or standing on your head increases the blood pressure in the head and helps with preventing hair loss, stopping it and regrowing hair.
    The truth – hanging up side down will only make you look ridiculous. We suggest you try other hair loss treatments.

    3. The myth - You may have male pattern baldness only if your mother side of the family has a history of balding.
    The truth - It has been proven that male and female hair loss can be inherited by both sides of the family.

    4. The myth – hair cuts make the hair grow faster
    The truth – All seen hair is in fact dead tissues. Hair cuts only cuts the hair to where the hair shaft is thicker. You may get the illusion that cutting the hair actually makes it thicker but the hair follicles are not influenced by it.

    5. The myth – Wearing a hat or using a towel to dry it may stimulate hair loss
    The truth – Pulling your hair strongly may in some cases affect hair loss. Yet, wearing hats or using a towel over your head will not stimulate hair loss.

    6. The myth - Stress may cause permanent hair loss
    The truth – In some cases, stress may only cause temporary hair loss.

    7. The myth – Drinking and smoking do not affect hair loss
    The truth – Smoking, drinking and other bad habits such as bad diet may stimulate hair loss processes.

    8. The myth - Some ethnic groups are less prone to experience hair loss.
    The truth – no scientific research has proven it. Although, it seems that Asian people have less hair loss problems than westerns.

    9. The myth – only men experience hair loss
    The truth – male pattern baldness is more common. Yet, a lot of women suffer from thinning hair and hair loss.

    10. The myth – women who blow dry their hair have a higher chance to suffer form thinning hair or massive hair loss.
    The truth – blow drying may damage the hair but can not cause hair loss.

    11. The myth - excessive shampooing causes hair loss.
    The truth - excessive shampooing may damage your hair using the wrong shampoo, but it can not cause hair loss.

    12. The myth – Hair loss can only happen after you turn 50.
    The truth – Hair loss can happen at any age depends on medical conditions and your genes. However, the chance to experience hair loss grows as you grow older.

    13. The myth – Rubbing curry over the scalp may stop hair loss.
    The truth – Curry will only cause your hair to smell bad, It will have no effect on hair loss.

    14. The myth – Scalp massage prevents hair loss.
    The truth – Scalp massage has many benefits but stopping hair loss is not one of them.

    15. The myth – People who do not suffer from hair loss have no shedding of hair at all.
    The truth – Everyone looses hair. Average hair loss is about 40 hairs a day.

    Char9 likes this.

  3. #3
    babita_sn's Avatar
    babita_sn is offline Silver ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    City
    Dubai
    State
    UAE
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Posts
    660

    Default Re: Does Moon Really Influences Hair Growth? Truth Behind the Superstition

    How To Achieve Happy, Healthy Hair Growth

    Hair growth can be a touchy subject. If you are trying to encourage hair regrowth, you will no doubt experience many anxious moments. But hair growth can be a pain-free process - this article explains how.
    <!-- Copyright 2000 Buzzle.com -->
    Enlarge Image

    When it comes to hair growth, we've all been guilty of anxiously peering in the mirror everyday to see if we have made any progress only to become frustrated with the fact that it takes a long time to regrow hair. Added to that is the frustration that comes along with not being able to style your hair during this stage. That is why many refer to hair regrowth as an "awkward stage."

    While hair growth is a slow process (locks normally grow about Ĺ" per month), there are several things that you can do to make your transition to longer tresses smoother. No matter whether you want to add a few more inches or you are trying to grow your hair down your back, hair growth can be frustration free if you go about it in the right way.

    The first thing that you need to realize if you are trying to regrow hair is that hair regrowth is a process, and in that process you will likely have to adapt to several different styles before you reach your ultimate hair growth goal. All of this means that you will likely be spending more time at the salon during the hair growth process rather than away from it.

    Since hair growth after different circumstances needs to be approached a bit differently, we're going to take a little time to look at how to regrow hair after a few of the main incidents that people normally want to promote quick hair regrowth.

    Hair growth after a bad hair cut

    We've all had those terrible experiences at the salon where we asked for a particular cut that was just inches shorter than what we started with only to come out of the salon with a much shorter do than what we bargained for. And you can bet that if the stylist didn't give you the cut you wanted, the cut you have is probably in poor shape itself.

    Hair growth after times like these needs to come in steps. While you may not want to, the first thing you need to do after getting a bad hair cut is to go and get it cut again. The reason why is that you need to get a style that you can work with, one that is evenly cut, and a style that is poised to regrow hair. Doing this will eliminate a lot of the frustration that you feel during the hair growth process and will give you a style that you can be proud of in the meantime.

    The first visit after a bad hair cut is critical to your hair growth success. Together, you and your stylist can examine the style that you would eventually like to achieve and discuss the hair regrowth process and how to cut your hair throughout the duration. The right cuts will ensure that you remain stylish and stress free during the hair growth process.

    Hair growth after an illness

    If you have lost all of your hair due to chemotherapy or another illness, you no doubt want to regrow hair quickly. While hair regrowth can begin within days of stopping treatments, the hair growth process after an illness can be drawn out.

    The first thing you will notice once your hair starts to grow back in, is that it can be sparse in places and that it may have changed in texture. While it may be tempting to encourage any amount of hair growth after losing all of your hair, you need to give your locks some time to recover, thicken up and fill in before you start to regrow hair.

    This part of the hair growth process can take several visits to the salon before your stylist gives you the go ahead on growing your hair out. During this time, your stylist will likely recommend short layered hair cuts, which will be easy to style and make your hair appear thicker until hair growth is evident on all parts of your scalp.

    Once you begin the hair growth process, you can proceed just like anyone else trying to promote hair regrowth. Choose cuts that are both stylish and that will grow into a longer style without much headache.

    Hair growth to gain length

    Some people already have lengthy locks, but would like to see their hair grow even longer. For this type of hair growth, products that stimulate hair growth often work best. Look for topical products that contain nettle or for vitamin supplements that stimulate hair regrowth.

    Salon visits during this type of hair growth should also not be ignored. Be sure to get your ends trimmed regularly and avoid unnecessary damage due to chemical processes such as perms and color. You should also protect your hair from the sun by using products that contain UV protectants.

    As you can see, hair growth does not have to be a lesson in patience. If done properly, you can avoid all of the frustration and have stylish, adorable locks even while you are trying to regrow hair.


  4. #4
    babita_sn's Avatar
    babita_sn is offline Silver ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    City
    Dubai
    State
    UAE
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Posts
    660

    Default Re: Does Moon Really Influences Hair Growth? Truth Behind the Superstition

    Tips To Beat Hair Loss and Improve Hair Health Naturally

    Nutritional deficienies may be contributing to hair loss and thinning hair. Try these aromatherapy, vitamin, and nutritional tips to restore your hair to its former glory.
    <!-- Copyright 2000 Buzzle.com -->
    Enlarge Image

    Whilst there are many hair loss treatments available for hair loss and hair health, here are some home remedies that you can try. With some forms of hair loss, due to stress or poor nutrition, pharmaceutical treatments may not be necessary.

    Aromatherapy has been used successfully by some people to treat thinning hair and bald patches. The aroma blend is massaged into the scalp for two minutes each night, and then the scalp is wrapped in a towel, to increase absorption of these oils.

    The essential oils suitable for treating alopecia include ylang ylang, roman chamomile, rosemary, lemon, lavender, grapefruit, and bay. Try this blend of oils:

    * 3 drops of lavender
    * 3 drops of rosemary
    * 2 drops of thyme
    * 2 drops of Atlas cedar wood

    You can't put essential oils directly onto the skin or scalp, they have to be mixed in a carrier oil. Use a half a teaspoon of jojoba oil and 4 teaspoons of grapeseed oil. Mix them all together and rub this mixture into your scalp for at least two minutes. Use a warm towel to wrap your head in afterwards. Not only does it feel relaxing, but it helps the oils absorb.

    If you have thinning hair, chances are you need to address a nutritional imbalance. Increase these nutrients in your diet:

    * Flaxseed - As well as providing support to all the cells in your body, flaxseed is rich in alpha linolenic acid, which is one of the Omega 3 fatty acids. This makes hair shine, and its also great for treating dandruff.

    * Pumpkin seeds, oysters, and nuts - These are great food sources of zinc. Zinc is needed for strong hair and normal hair growth. It has the added benefit of being great for your brain and concentration.

    * Cucumber and oats - These foods are fantastic sources of silica. Silica is important for hair health, and is used when hair splits easily, or starts to thin. Silica is also great for skin health - it's a real beauty mineral. If you don't want to eat a bowl of porridge in the morning, you can get silica supplements. Get the gel form as it is absorbed much more easily than the herbal varieties like horsetail.

    * Edible Seaweed, parsley, tofu, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds - Iron is important in hair health, and these foods are rich in it. An iron deficiency causes hair loss. But if you're thinking of taking an iron supplement, get your iron levels tested by your doctor first as iron is a fat soluble vitamin which means that it is stored in your body. This can lead to a toxic build up if too much iron is taken in.

    * Eggs, fish and chicken - Hair is made of protein. So, if you're deficient in protein, your hair health may be affected. These are good, healthy sources of protein.

    * Brown rice, nuts and seeds - These are rich in the B vitamins. As well as being great for stress, the B vitamins strengthen the hair shaft. If you're going to take a B vitamin supplement, get a B complex rather than individual B vitamins as taking too much of one B vitamin can cause an imbalance in the rest of the group. The B vitamins work together synergistically.

    * Leafy greens - Leafy greens, as well as having lots of other vitamins, are rich in folic acid. Folic acid is a type of B vitamin


  5. #5
    babita_sn's Avatar
    babita_sn is offline Silver ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    City
    Dubai
    State
    UAE
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Posts
    660

    Default Re: Does Moon Really Influences Hair Growth? Truth Behind the Superstition

    Hair loss is a problem that is quite prevalent around the world. Most commonly, it is seen in adults, but in some cases, adolescents are also suffering from hair loss problems. Many individuals do prefer to let their baldness show it to the world, hence prefer to keep it untreated and unhidden, whereas there are many who really bother about their hair loss and prefer to get a hold with various strategies and possible treatment policies. Among all other treatments such as chemical-based medications or surgical intervention, herbal hair loss treatment is known as best possible solution.

    Since ages Ayurveda is recognized to offer best herbal therapy for a wide range of diseases, so is true for hair loss problems. In particular, subcontinents of India are highly rich with varieties quality herbs that have the power to enhance hair follicles from its root. Herbs like Amla, Tulsi, Basil, Yasthi Madhu, Bringraj, Henna, Brahmi, and Neem are well-recognized for their abilities to nourish hair and ideal ingredients for herbal hair loss treatment. These herbs are particularly beneficial for producing various hair supplements, hair oils and hair tonics for providing you protection from possible hair loss by strengthening health of your hair roots. Below is a brief description of these herbs.

    Amla

    Amla, rich with vitamin C, works as a great nourishing tonic for hair. In the course of herbal hair loss treatment, it is believed to be used to protect hair from premature graying. It also protects our system internally by lowering cholesterol, enhancing vision, strengthening lungs and respiratory system. The scientific name of amla is Emblica officinalis.

    Tulsi

    Tulsi is used as the effective measure for hair loss and it is considered as one of the essential ingredients of herbal hair loss treatment. It is extensively used for protecting hair from falling and early graying. Tulsi seed in combination with castor oil is a useful remedy for hair lice. It also helps making the hair root stronger, thus reducing hair fall.

    Basil

    Basil is an effective herb used in the herbal hair loss treatment. If it is applied on the hair and scalp, it stimulates hair growth. Also it has the ability to condition hair.

    Yasthi Madhu

    Yasthi Madhu is a multi-purpose utility herb that is used as one of the essential elements of herbal hair tonic and in the herbal hair loss treatment. Hair fall is also caused from liver malfunctioning. Yasthi Madhu has the ability to make you healthy from internally as well by providing you a relief from gastrointestinal and liver malfunctioning.

    Bringraj

    Since ancient times, Bringraj is recognized as the best ingredient in herbal hair loss treatment. This is the major herb used in the Ayurvedic hair treatment. Considered as an essential element for herbal hair supplements, it rejuvenates hair follicles, strengthens the hair roots, and hence provides protection against hair fall. It also prevents premature graying of hair and bald. It promotes re-growth of hair.

    Henna

    This is the second best essential herb used in Ayurvedic hair treatment. It helps growing your hair than normal if you can use it regularly. You can use it twice monthly as herbal pack on your scalp or you may use it processed within hair oil. In both of the cases, you will get good results and eventually you will be free from your hair loss problems.

    Brahmi

    Brahmi brings wonder to mental health. It has the ability to work on an individual’s cognitive ability. Apart from that, it can induce a feeling of peace and calmness when used. Brahmi oil is effective for protecting from hair fall and premature graying. It also helps in re-growing of hair. It has the ability to make the hair root stronger. It is beneficial to enhance the health of hair.

    Neem

    Dandruff can cause hair falling. Neem can be used on the scalp to remove dandruff. It can be effectively used to remove lice as well. Either you can use its Neem juice directly over your scalp or you may apply it mixed with hair oil.


  6. #6
    vaidehi's Avatar
    vaidehi is offline Gold ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    City
    xxxx
    State
    xxxx
    Country
    India
    Posts
    1,132

    Default Re: Does Moon Really Influences Hair Growth? Truth Behind the Superstition

    Hi

    Wow... .... a nice piece of valuable information.... Keep up the good work


    cheers
    vaidehi


  7. #7
    Senorita's Avatar
    Senorita is offline Gold ILite
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    City
    Hyderabad
    State
    AP
    Country
    India
    Posts
    2,341

    Smile Re: Does Moon Really Influences Hair Growth? Truth Behind the Superstition

    Dear Babita, thanks for sharing the info. Very useful and nicely explained..

    God Gave Me Nothing I wanted,
    He Gave Me Everything I Needed..!

    Chalo Hyderabad | Visit AP forum

  8. #8
    babita_sn's Avatar
    babita_sn is offline Silver ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    City
    Dubai
    State
    UAE
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Posts
    660

    Default Re: Does Moon Really Influences Hair Growth? Truth Behind the Superstition

    Thank you so much Sunitha and Vaidehi.Will try to post more information.

    Babita


  9. #9
    kavithai is offline New ILite
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    City
    Houston
    State
    Texas
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    45

    Default Re: Does Moon Really Influences Hair Growth? Truth Behind the Superstition

    Wonderful post babita..and i need these info.....thanks for sharing.


  10. #10
    babita_sn's Avatar
    babita_sn is offline Silver ILite
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    City
    Dubai
    State
    UAE
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Posts
    660

    Default Re: Does Moon Really Influences Hair Growth? Truth Behind the Superstition

    You are most welcome Dear Kavitha

    Go anywhere with your friends, provided it's forward.


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 11:25 PM.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282