Luscious Locks in Leo

Prompted by the Moon entering Leo and having time on my hands I thought I would share some of my hair care tips to keep your crowning glory in its best condition possible.

As many of you know I have followed the Rhythms of the Moon for health and wellbeing for many years. I believe that we are all connected to the deeper cycles of nature, the Earth, the planet, the Moon and the stars.

Along with growing and picking herbs according to the astrological calendar I also have a love for essential oils processed from plants which are harvested ‘bio dynamically’ although these are amongst the most luxurious in the world and are not widely available.

A ‘balanced’ life means that we do not disregard the cyclic rhythms of the universe. In my beauty regimes, I have always made a point of honouring the cycle of the Moon as she passes through the wheel of the zodiac.

I can almost imagine you the reader thinking ‘oh no Jules, now you really sound bonkers!’, but all I can say is that the proof is in the pudding!

Many people seem to be obsessed by washing their hair every day. Generations past would have been appalled by this idea, and in fact the mere action of stimulating the scalp can cause it to produce more sebum in its response to feeling dried out. For a healthy head of hair avoid washing it when the moon is in a water sign, Cancer, Leo and Pisces.

If you are trying to grow your hair, you should have it cut when the Moon is in Leo and just watch what happens. Some parts of the world have adhered to these basic principles for years and countries such as Austria in times gone by would have seen long queues outside the Barbers shops when the moon is in Leo, even opening on a Sunday. Maybe baldness isn’t as prevalent there, I’m not sure! Even if you are not trying to grow your hair, always try to give it some extra nourishment when Leo days arrive.

My top tips for hair care using Essential oils in hair care are;

Take 2 tablespoons (30ml) of carrier oil in a small bowl:

Jojoba Oil ( to rebalance an oily scalp )

Hazelnut Oil for nourishment

Coconut oil for general use.

Avocado oil on the ends of the hair if they are split or dry.

Add up to 20 drops Essential oil;

Cypress & Rosemary to stimulate hair growth.

Lavender for dandruff

Sandalwood, Myrrh and Orange for dry hair. (Actually the addition of Orange makes the hair look shiny.)

Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Geranium for an Oily scalp and the dreaded head lice.

My own personal perk for myself is actually a Hair Perfume Mist!

Its handy if you are trying to stretch out the days between washes and gives a subtle fresh fragrance. You spray it lightly over your hair but you could also use it as a room spray, in the car or over bed linen:

30ml Rose Water

30 drops of Essential Oils;

Geranium, Rose, Neroli, Grapefruit, Ylang Ylang (or whatever takes your fancy!)

In recent years I discovered a great natural scalp shampoo from the lovely British company Tropic. It is sulphate and silicone free. When used with their lovely scalp massager I find it works a treat. You can find it here…..

For more information of the Moon and her cycles I recommend the work of Johanna Paungger and Thomas Poppe. There are lots of great apps about which will tell you where the moon is today. I particularly like ‘Lunar Calendar’


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