The days below are most beneficial for retarding hair growth — the best days for shaving, plucking or waxing.
|January||1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 31|
|February||1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28|
|March||1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 31|
|April||1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29|
|May||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31|
|June||1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29|
|July||5, 6, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31|
|August||1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30|
|September||2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 30|
|October||1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29|
|November||1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30|
|December||2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31|
Fenugreek, also known as methi, contains lecithin, which is an emulsifying substance. When soaked, the seeds produce a mucilage (a slippery substance which gives hair shine and slip). This quality makes fenugreek a natural conditioner.
It is also a good source of protein, which is important in rebuilding and strengthening the hair shaft.The amount of protein in Fenugreek alone might explain it’s restorative ability on damaged or shedding hair.
Where to buy Fenugreek:
How to mix and apply Fenugreek to the hair:
You can also use the excess tea from making your Fenugreek paste in a mister bottle as a scalp tonic (just spray a bit on before bed).
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Excessive shedding and hair loss is often a sign of an underlying medical condition (anemia, thyroid issues, hormonal issues, among plenty of others) so if you are experiencing a noticeable change in the amount of hair you are shedding on a regular basis, your first step should be to consult a doctor. Do not be dismissed by your doctor and be sure to have your concerns about your hair loss taken seriously – it is NOT a simply vain complaint, as your hair fall could very well be a symptom of a serious illness.
If you’d like to know more, my E Book has chapters devoted to the causes of hair loss, and a step by step method to find the perfect hair care routine for your personal hair type. Not all hair loss is reversible, but if you’re experiencing excessive hair shedding or loss, it doesn’t hurt to try these natural hair loss remedies to get your hair back to growing long and fast.
The truth is that you don’t need to wash your hair daily, and you don’t need to use harsh cleansers and surfactants (which most shampoos are made up of) to sufficiently clean your scalp and hair. In fact, daily washing with shampoos containing sulfates can be very drying and actually damage your hair. Another consideration – many people are actually allergic to sulfates, the cleansing ingredient in many shampoos, and don’t know it. If you have an itchy or sore scalp after a wash, or shedding unrelated to other causes, you may very well have an allergy to sulfates.
Here’s how to CO:
1. Wet your hair with cool to lukewarm water.
2. Apply a generous amount (a big handful) of a light, moisturizing conditioner to your scalp and work it in gently and down your length. Use more if necessary to ensure that all of your hair is coated, with your scalp being the most saturated. Let this sit for about five to ten minutes (go about your other shower duties while waiting).
3. Gently massage your scalp, and if you’d like, apply a thicker, richer conditioner to your ends at this time.
4. Rinse with cool water, gently pat hair dry.
Tip: You will probably want to wash with shampoo anywhere from once per week to once per month (or even less frequently) depending on the amount of buildup you experience, which varies with hair type and the conditioner you use. If you use a conditioner with silicones or a thicker conditioner you may experience buildup more quickly. If you do suspect a sulfate allergy, find a shampoo with no sulfates, such as Back to Basics, Aubrey Organics, Kiss My Face, or Organix.
Word to the wise: It will likely take your hair and scalp a bit of time (anywhere from two weeks to a month) to adjust to not being stripped by shampoo on a daily basis and adjust it’s production of sebum accordingly. Because of this you may experience “the greasies” or limp, flat hair, during this time. Then again, some people’s hair takes to CO-ing right away. But if you do experience some bad hair days during the first few weeks of trying CO-washing, I suggest you stick it out and give it a fair shot. Remember that up-do’s are protective, help to grow your hair long, look great, and hide the greasies well.
That’s it! It’s simple, doesn’t take any longer than a normal shampoo/condition routine, and is much gentler on your hair. Whether or not you are growing your hair long, this is a good routine to adopt if you’d like to treat your hair gently and keep it growing as naturally beautiful as it can.
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First classifier – Straight or Curly
The straight ones
- 1a – stick straight
- 1b – straight but with a slight body wave, just enough to add some volume, doesn’t look wavy
- 1c – straight with body wave and one or two visible S-waves (e.g. nape of neck or temples)
The wavy ones
- 2a – loose, stretched out S-waves throughout the hair
- 2b – shorter, more distinct S-waves (similar to waves from braiding damp hair)
- 2c – distinct S-waves and the odd spiral curl forming here and there
The curly ones
- 3a – big, loose spiral curls
- 3b – bouncy ringlets
- 3c – tight corkscrews
The really curly ones
- 4a – tightly coiled S-curls
- 4b – tightly coiled hair bending in sharp angles (Z-pattern)
Second classifier – What (most of) your individual strands look like
Third classifier – Your overall volume of hair
Put your hair in a ponytail with as much hair as possible in it. Don’t bother with the way it looks – the goal is to have most/all of your hair in there. If it means it sits smack dab on top of your head, put it there.
Measure the circumference of the ponytail. If you have bangs and/or you can’t get all of your hair in there adjust according to how much of your hair you have measured.
TIP: If you are having difficulty determining the thickness of individual hairs, this might help:
Take a strand of hair from the back of your head. Roll the strand between your thumb and index finger.
Fine Hair: Your hair is difficult to feel or it feels like an ultra-fine strand of silk.
Coarse Hair: Your hair feels hard and wiry. As you roll it back and forth, you may actually hear it!
Medium Hair: Your hair feels like a cotton thread. You can feel it, but it isn’t stiff or rough. It is neither fine or coarse.