Be-You-Tiful

Today I decided to finally cross off something of my ‘to do list’ I’ve been dreading for a long time now.

Those who know me know that I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, especially when it comes to makeup and beauty products, which resulted in me hoarding those things like crazy for the past few years. Especially the makeup was getting out of control. I bought makeup I would never even wear, but just bought because it looked so pretty or because “some day” I was really going to do a full face makeup on a regular basis. Well, “someday” never came and my makeup stash kept growing and growing.

Don’t get me wrong, I love makeup! I think it’s a wonderful thing to enhance your natural beauty a bit more. There have been times I wouldn’t leave the house without makeup on, but luckily I grew more confident about my own appearance and don’t need makeup to feel good about myself anymore. When I do apply makeup, it’s because I want it, not because I need it.

So today the long and difficult process of sorting out all my makeup and beauty supplies started. I already threw out a lot of it a few weeks ago, but there was still plenty left.

While sorting out all my makeup, I noticed I had a really hard time letting go of some of the items, especially the completely unused items and the expensive ones. It just felt like a waste to throw them out, which, of course, it was. But just because it’s a waste, doesn’t mean you should hold on to it. For me, it just didn’t feel right. All that stuff was weighing me down, because every time I saw it, I felt the pressure to use it. Something I didn’t want, because I don’t feel comfortable wearing foundation or lipstick, and believe me, I had a lot of those!

While I’m usually pretty down to earth when it comes to cleaning out my belongings, the little voice inside my head saying “but…” and “what if…” became pretty present during the few hours it took me to sort out all the makeup and beauty supplies. I guess the reason I had a harder time sorting those things out than sorting out clothing and other belongings, is because I always felt, until the past few years, that I needed makeup to feel okay about myself and to get accepted by others. My addiction to beauty supplies and makeup started at a young age, making it harder to let go of, because it had been such a big fundamental part of me for many years.

So what got me to finally throw out all that stuff? First of all, necessity. Necessity really is the mother of invention. It usually isn’t until we really need to, before we change. As you all could read in my previous blog, I’m moving next month and the new house is quite a bit smaller than my current one, calling for some serious minimalising. Second of all, the burden of all those products was becoming more and more present. Every time I opened up the drawer, there were those products again, becoming heavier on me everything I saw them. Third of all, those products represent the old me, the past, the times I felt incomplete  and unaccepted without makeup.

It became quite a process, but once I really got into the right mindset, it became a lot easier! Yes, it still was a struggle and it really made me realise how dependent a person can be on stuff, but it was worth it (oh, that reminds me of that brand new L’Oréal shampoo I really didn’t like I just got rid of). Something that really helped me was to Google ‘Minimalist Makeup Bag’ and to just look at the makeup supplies others have and to read there stories. So thank you all who are sharing there experiences with minimalism. Another thing that helped me, was to pick items that felt good to me. For instance, I had a lot of lip balms, and when I say a lot, I mean A LOT! I only kept the ones based on natural products, and got rid of all the other ones.

Maybe you also could use a little bit of help sorting out your bathroom cabinets, so here are some tips that really helped me along.

  1. What are your favourite beauty items? Mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow? And which brands? Those are probably the items you use on a regular basis. Keep those items. Those are clearly the items you really like and use, so no need to throw them out. If you have extras of those items (like I do. I have a habit of buying extras of items I really love, in case they get discharged), store them until you run out of the one you’re currently using).
  2. Which beauty items you own do you never use? Even when you answered ‘mascara and eyeliner’ on the first question, you can still have mascaras and eyeliners lying around that you never use. Maybe you’ve bought them because the ad looked great or because of the nice packaging. Maybe you’ve tried them out ones and decided you didn’t like the product or maybe you never even broke the seal on the packaging. Throw those items out or give them away. These are the items that are cluttering your life and mind, weighing you down.
  3. Which beauty items you own don’t you like? Do you own lipsticks even though you really don’t like wearing them? Or maybe it’s foundation, blush, powder, whatever. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing it, it’s time to part with those items. You probably will never use them or if you do, you won’t feel good about it.
  4. Do you have a hard time throwing out unused items? Give them to someone else! Someone else might love them and that way, it might not feel as such a waste to you.
  5. Make a list! Sometimes something as simple as setting a certain amount of products you are “allowed” to keep, makes things a whole lot easier! That total amount is totally up to you, just pick a number that feels comfortable to you. Maybe that number is three, maybe 50, whatever makes you feel good. You can even create a list of products and put a number behind it (for instance: Mascara (2), eyeliner (4)).
Some of the items that made the cut

All the items I ended up with

Here’s the list of items I ended up with. My total amount came down to 30. It still seems like a lot, but right now, these are the items I feel comfortable keeping. If it turns out I won’t be using some of these items, I will get rid of them.

Eyes

  • Mascara (2)
  • Eyeliner (5)
  • Eyeshadow primer (1)
  • Eyebrow pencil (1)
  • Eyelash curler (1)
  • Eyeshadow (3)

Face

  • BB cream (1)
  • Face primer (1)
  • Powder (1)
  • Blush (1)
  • Bronzer (1)
  • Concealer (2)
  • Highlighter (1)

Lips

  • Lip balm (3)
  • Lipstick (1)

Miscellaneous

  • Clear nail polish (1)
  • Fast dry drops (1)
  • Pencil sharpener (1)
  • Baby powder (1)
  • Hand cream (1)
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Some of the items that made the cut

In the end, I’m really proud of how I handled this process. It might seem trifle to some, like it’s just throwing out makeup, but to me it was closing a chapter of my life. It took me two full years to realise that I don’t need all that stuff to feel good about myself, that I don’t need makeup to be pretty, so to finally getting rid of all those beauty supplies and makeup items really meant a lot to me. I feel so much lighter now and the items I kept, are items I really love.

All the items I got rid of

All the items I got rid of


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Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

It’s that time of year again: the minimalist in me is screaming and kicking to be let out. I recently came across Project 333, which introduced me to the concept of the Capsule Wardrobe. Basically, this challenge holds its foundation on creating a completely functional wardrobe with 33 items, including shoes, accessories and outerwear, which you’ll be wearing for 3 months. However, being the extremist that I am, I just decided to empty out my closet, pick 33 items and throw everything else out, permanently. So no box somewhere stuffed back in a garage holding items from my non-33 items wardrobe for me to take out again after the 3 months are over. I do have to add a disclaimer to this: My 33 items list will consist, for now, only of clothing. Even though I’m taking a bit of an extremist approach to this challenge, I do take the advice I read somewhere on the website of making this challenge work for YOU seriously. So to make this challenge work for me, I’m not taking my jewellery into account as far as the list goes. 1. Because I want to. 2. Because my jewellery takes home in a very pretty inherited wooden case, so it makes no difference in counter or closet space whether there’s one pair of earrings or ten. 3. Because I want to LIKE doing challenges like these, I don’t want it to become an unbearable suffering. Same goes for purses and bags. I already threw out about eight or nine purses and bags during my last cleaning spree, but I still have more than necessary. Not sure if I’ll be cutting down on those yet 1. Because I don’t want to. 2. Because I store a purse in a purse in a purse, so it takes up little extra space. 3. Because see above. I do however want to keep track of which purses and bags I do and don’t use for six months and throw out the ones I haven’t been using after that period of time. Same concept for shoes, coats and jackets. I might be downsizing even more in the future, but for now, I’m just sticking with the clothes.

Because I had to start somewhere, I took the list form one of the articles on the website and started tweaking it for my needs. For instance, on the list you can read that there’s only one pair of jeans and some other forms of pants, such as dress pants and chinos. The only kind of pants I wear are jeans and shorts… Same with blazers. I own one, a black one I’m not even sure I can close anymore, and that’s all I need, because I rarely have to dress formal. Dresses; I dislike those things with a passion. I love how they look on others, but I just feel incredibly uncomfortable when wearing them. So I basically keep about three of them just in case of a funeral or wedding, that kind of stuff. Same goes for heels, I hate walking in heels, but keep one pair just in case. I do own a ton of jackets and coats though, along with a huge stack of t-shirts, long sleeved shirts and tank tops.

The way I usually clean out my closet, is by just throwing everything on the bed and put things into four piles:

  • Love
  • Like
  • Want
  • Broken

However, because I gained some weight recently, something which never happened to me before, I now also have to take an extra point into consideration:

  • Fits

The system is really simple: if I love it and it fits, I get to keep it. If I like it, it has to fit and somehow has to go well with the clothes I love and there needs to be space for it. If I want it, it’s usually something I don’t fit anymore or that doesn’t pairs well with my other clothes. I do keep two items in my closet that I don’t fit anymore, but are so pretty I can’t let go of them yet (one pair of flared legged jeans and a beautiful black polka dotted dress). Also in the ‘want’ category, I have one floral printed dress, completely out of my colour chart, but which I like so much, I keep it (luckily, it still fits!). The ‘broken’ pile is easy: trash bin. All the other clothing that’s still fine, but which I don’t want to keep, I’ll donate or give to friends.

As I was trying things on, I came to the conclusion that none of the three shorts I had still fitted. One I could still put on, but it was so tight, it almost amputated my legs. So a new pair of shorts is something I need to buy. UPDATE: I went out the next day and bought a new pair of jeans shorts and a pair of bootcut dark washed jeans. So when I got home I switched out the too tight pair of shorts for the new pair and added the extra pair of jeans to my clothing collection. A good rule to live by is “One in, One out”. If you buy something new, get rid of something old. In this case I only followed this rule partially, as I only took out one item, while I bought two new ones. However, I felt the need to add an extra pair of jeans to my wardrobe and that extra pair brings me to the amount of three pairs of jeans, which makes me more comfortable than owning two pairs. Again, make things work for YOU.

Funny thing that happened while cleaning out my closet: I came across an adorable black jacket that I forgot I owned. For most of the time when that happens, I just throw the item out. However, I tried this jacket on and it looked really nice! Jackets and coats are not part of my 33 items, but they will all be on my watch list to check if I’ve actually worn them by December 31st.

There are still some items on the ‘maybe’ pile, despite me kicking and screaming that I wouldn’t be keeping a box with clothing I’m not sure about yet. On the ‘maybe’ pile right now are one light blue t-shirt, one jeans button up, one purple fleece sweater and one beige cardigan. These items are allowed to stay in my closet until September 30th (so, till the end of summer basically). If I haven’t worn them by then, they need to go. I put them in with the rest of the stuff to see if I will grab them when getting dressed.

UPDATE 01/05/2014: Two items on the ‘maybe’ pile went straight to the trash today: the jeans button up and the purple fleece sweater. I was folding all my clothing neatly today and came across those two items and thought to myself: “Why do I keep these items? I don’t feel all that comfortable wearing them and I haven’t worn them last year, so it’s highly unlikely that I will this year…”. So I got rid of them.

UPDATE 04/05/2014: On the list, nr. 24, you can see that I had a white t-shirt in my wardrobe. Nothing out of the ordinary, right? It was the only white shirt that was left after the big purge (to be honest, I only had two white t-shirts to begin with and threw out one of them during the purge). But every time I opened the drawer with my shirts in it, I saw that shirt and it made me feel uncomfortable. I liked the butterfly print on it, but the fabric and the cut of the shirt was just not working for me. So why did I keep it, I asked myself? Because I think a white shirt should be a staple in every person’s wardrobe. So I went on a quest today to find a replacement for that white t-shirt. It had to be figure flattering, reasonably prices, comfortable and no need to iron. And I found one! As soon as I got home, I threw the other white shirt in the trash to make room for the new one.

I initially intended to keep a dark blue dress as well, for more formal occasions. But the thing with that dress is that it wrinkles like crazy and I NEVER iron anything. So that dress needed to go.

So now it’s time to present to you *drumroll*: My final list!

  1. Black dress
  2. Flower dress
  3. Grey skirt
  4. Jeans (skinny, light)
  5. Jeans (skinny, dark)
  6. Jeans (bootcut, dark)
  7. Shorts (jeans, distressed)
  8. White sweater
  9. Black knitted sweater
  10. Blue sweater
  11. Green sweater
  12. Grey vest
  13. White vest
  14. Black vest
  15. Blue cardigan
  16. Grey cardigan
  17. Black cardigan
  18. Beige cardigan (short)
  19. Black blazer
  20. Blue tank top
  21. White tank top
  22. Blue t-shirt
  23. Blue t-shirt
  24. White t-shirt
  25. Black t-shirt
  26. Grey long sleeved shirt
  27. Purple long sleeved shirt
  28. Brown long sleeved shirt
  29. Blue long sleeved shirt
Just a few of the items that are left in my wardrobe which I really love

Just a few of the items that are left in my wardrobe which I really love

I’m actually really proud of myself that I’ve managed to keep my list even below 33 items! To be honest, when I started cleaning out my closet, I wasn’t even sure I would be able to get the list down to 33… Sure, I might still add some items to the list in the future, such as a new dress or skirt that makes me feel comfortable and maybe a grey t-shirt. But I’m also pretty sure that I’ll take some things off this list as well. Maybe shirts that I turn out not to like as much as I do now and vests and sweaters that get worn down by the end of next winter.

But for now I’m down to 29 items and 4 items still on the ‘maybe’ pile. Keep in mind that this list of items consists of a year-round wardrobe, so there are no separate lists for each season. Partially because the seasons in the Netherlands are not all that extreme and some years even non-existing, and partially because I didn’t really even think about that when cleaning out my closet.

I fully recommend this challenge, whether it being in it’s original form or adapted like I did, to everyone. I went with the 33 items of clothing as a maximum, but you can also opt for 50 items in total or whatever feels right to you. I just feel so much calmer now I don’t have to open my closet every single day with all those items just laying there, making me feel stressed and guilty that I’ve spent money on those things and am never wearing them. Because of this challenge, there are now only things in my closet that I either definitely will be wearing (about 75% I guess) or items that I’ll either will start loving again or that I’ll be throwing out by the end of the year.

I feel as if the more items you own, the more energy it takes from you, the more it will clutter not only your home, but also your mind. By giving minimalism a try in a way that makes you feel inspired, motivated and happy, you’re giving yourself the chance to make more out of life.

Herbal rinses: What are they and how to use them

As many of you might already know; herbs can have many beneficial when it comes to healthcare. But what some of you might not know, is that herbs also can have a great effect when it comes to hair and skin care.

In yesterday’s post I already briefly mentioned herbal rinses, so today I’ll be telling you about how I use them to take better care of my hair.

So, about my hair: My hair is kind of a strawberry blonde and I really like that color. I don’t have much of a hair problem, besides some dryness at the tips of my hair and a bit of a lack of shine. It also has the tendency to go greasy very fast, although that’s already reduced a lot since I don’t wash my hair everyday anymore.

My herbal rinses usually contain these ingredients:

  • Birch leafs (for strengthening and against hair loss)
  • Catnip (to help with preventing split ends and to making the hair thicker)
  • Camomile (to help me keep the blonde tones in my hair and against oily hair)
  • Dandelion leafs (against hair loss)
  • Hibiscus (to bring out the red tones in my hair)
  • Nettle (to help strengthen my hair and to stimulate hair growth)
  • Peppermint (to stimulate the scalp)
  • Red clover (to help with thickening the hair and to help it grow)
  • Rosemary (for great shine, against oily hair, to prevent hair loss and to stimulate hair growth)

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These are the herbs I use for my herbal rinse

Those are just herbs that I have on hand and that I like to use. You can of course make the rinse entirely to your own liking.

What you need

What you need to make your herbal rinse, besides the herbs

So, how do I make a rinse out of these herbs and how do I use the rinse?

  • First, collect your herbs in a jar with a lit on it (I use an old Nutella jar). You need the lit to seal the jar, so the warmth of the water you’ll be adding will extract all the goodness out of the herbs.
  • Boil some water and pour over the herbs.

Before and after

  • Seal the jar with the lit and let the herbs stand there for at least 1 hour.
  • Make sure that before you use the rinse the water has been cooled off!
  • When you’re ready to use the extract, use a sieve to separate the water (which you’ll be using) and the herbs. Poor the water in another container (I use a measuring cup).
  • Go into the shower and just wash your hair like you would normally do. If you use conditioner, just go ahead.
  • When you’re all done, take the herbal rinse and pour it over your wet hair (I like to do that while I’m still in the shower, so I won’t make a mess). Squeeze the excess of water out of your hair and style like you normally would (for me that would be wrapping my hair in a towel for a while, take it off, model my hair with my hands and just let it air dry).

End result

The end result

When my hair is dry I always have a nice shine to it and I’ve noticed that after a few times of doing an herbal rinse, my hair starts to look and feel better.

So here’s a short overview of hair problems and which herbs you might want to use to help you to solve them:

  • Normal hair: Basil, Calendula, Chamomile, Horsetail, Lavender, Linden flowers, Nettle, Parsley leaf, Rosemary, Sage, Watercress
  • Dry hair and scalp: Burdock root, Calendula, Chamomile, Comfrey leaf, Elder flowers, Horsetail, Lavender, Marshmallow root, Nettle, Parsley leaf, Sage.
  • Oily hair and scalp: Bay leaf, Burdock root, Calendula, Chamomile, Horsetail, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Lemon peel, Lemongrass, Nettle, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, Witch Hazel bark, Yarrow leaf and flower.
  • Scalp conditions (dandruff, sensitive skin, inflammation, itchiness, dermatitis): Burdock root, Calendula, Chamomile, Comfrey leaf, Eucalyptus, Horsetail, Lavender, Marshmallow root, Nettle, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme.
  • Hair loss/thinning: Basil, Nettle, Rosemary, Sage.
  • Golden highlights: Calendula, Chamomile, Lemon, Sunflower petals.
  • Dark highlights: Black Tea, Black Walnut hulls (crushed or chopped), Comfrey root, Nettle, Rosemary, Sage.
  • Red highlights: Calendula, Henna, Hibiscus flowers, Red Clover flowers, Rose hips, Red Rose petals.

Source: http://www.herbfest.net/cosmetic-herbs/277-how-to-use-herbs-for-your-hair-color-and-conditon

If you would like to know why you should use certain herbs; here’s a short list of herbs and what benefits they might have for your hair:

  • Aloe vera: Hydrating, soft hair, brings shine, works as a natural gel
  • Amla: Conditioner, darkens, helps with cleaning the hair, anti-dandruff, stimulates hair growth, hair strengthener, brings shine
  • Basil: Improves general condition of the hair, helps with dandruff
  • Birch leaf: Darkens the hair, against hair loss, strengthens hair
  • Catnip:  Reduces split ends, increased hair thickness, increased hair quantity and helps against irritation of the scalp
  • Cedar: Stimulates hair growth
  • Chamomile: Against oily hair, dandruff, strengthens hair, makes color lighter
  • Cornflower: Helps with gray hair
  • Dandelion: Anti-dandruff, hair loss
  • Elderflower: Makes color lighter, soothes irritated skin, against scalp problems
  • Fenugreek: Conditioner, binder for henna, stimulates hair growth, stimulates scalp, against dandruff, strengthens natural hair
  • Hibiscus: Makes hair more reddish
  • Lavender: Soft hair, brings shine, against scalp problems
  • Marigold: Makes color blond/reddish
  • Marshmallow: Nourishing, hydration, binder for henna
  • Nettle: Strengthens hair, brings luster, stimulates hair growth, helps with dandruff and itching, stimulates scalp
  • Peppermint: Stimulates the scalp by allowing increased blood flow to the hair follicles
  • Red clover: Hair thickening, growth stimulating
  • Rosemary: Darkens the hair, brings shine, very good for oily hair, hair loss, dandruff and itching, stimulates hair growth
  • Sage: Darkens the hair, strengthens hair, brings shine, anti-dandruff, helps with scalp problems

If you already have some herbs lying around but don’t know what they can do for your hair, or if you want to know more about herbs, I recommend going online to search for information specified to your needs.

I bought my herbs at an online healthcare store, but you can also buy a lot of herbs at your local healthcare store and even find them in the nature surrounding you (make sure you know what you’re doing though! Never use something you picked out of the wild without being 100% sure what it is!).

Scalp treatments: Why you should start using them

Ever since I jumped on the natural haircare bandwagon I’ve been trying out a lot of things to replace “normal” (well yeah, define normal…) haircare products. Changed from normal shampoo to no shampoo to homemade black soap shampoo. Instead of using store bought hair mask, I now make my own. I also discovered a few new things and made those part of my haircare routine, like a herbal rinse after washing my hair. And a few days ago I ran in to another, for me, new thing; scalp treatments.

Ever since I’ve been hanging around on hair fora I learned a lot about hair and how to take care of it, so I knew that it’s important to take care of your scalp as well. I only didn’t really knew why and how. The only thing I could think of was to massage my scalp when applying my hair mask, shampoo of conditioner (the one thing I have not yet found an alternative for that I like. I tried ACV, but it doesn’t really work for me). But luckely, their is the almighty Google, which led me to a whole bunch of information

So, why should you do scalp treatments?

  • The most important thing: It removes product build up. Build up not only comes from stuff like hairsprays, gels, mousses etcetera, but also from shampoos and conditioners. Build up can cause a lot of scalp related problems, because it clogs up the hair follicles and.
  • It relieves dry, flaky, tight skin. Your scalp can get dry from using heat appliences such as blowdryers, washing your hair with water that’s too hot, but alsp from the cold during the winter.
  • If you suffer from dandruff, scalp treatments might work wonders for you.
  • By cleaning and massaging the scalp, you stimulate it to grow your hair a bit faster.
  • It can help reduce the amount of hair loss you have.

Seems legit to me, so I gave one of the recipes I found online a try. I tweaked it a bit to my own liking:

Mix together the following:

  • 4 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Juice of half a grapefruit

Put in the microwave for about 30 seconds, or until the coconut oil is melted. After the coconut oil was melted I added some more ingredients:

  • A few drops of tea tree oil
  • A few drops of keratin

Of course you can make the treatment to your own liking.

You just apply this mixture to dry hair. It doesn’t matter if it’s clean or not. I had a brush to apply dye with lying around and used that to put the mixture on to my entire scalp. What was left of the mixture I applied all over the rest of my hair. My scalp and hair were smelling like a tropical paradise, yummy! When I was done applying, I massaged my scalp for a few minutes, put my hair in a bun and covered it all with a shower cap. I just left it on while cooking and eating dinner (so for 1 hour I guess), but you can leave it on as long as you like, as long as it’s no less than 20 minutes. I went into the shower, rinsed my hair a bit with water, applied a lot of conditioner to make it easier to remove the oil and rinsed the whole thing out. Washed my hair, used conditioner again, finished with a herbal rinse. And much to my surprise, I actually saw some results! My scalp really looks cleaner, my hair feels softer at the roots and has less of those fine little baby hairs showing. Even the beloved boyfriend noticed the difference!

I think I’ll be using this treatment once a month, because I don’t want to strip my hair and scalp from its natural sebum and oils.

So, what do you all use for a scalp treatment? Or if you just discovered the concept, like me, will you be trying it out?

Lunar hair cutting

Recently I found out about cutting your hair according to the phases of the moon. It’s supposed to help you healthier, longer and thicker hair. There’s a lot of information online, but because that might be a bit overwhelming, I made a little fact sheet with just some basic information. I must say that some things are not that clear to me. Sometimes one source says it’s a good time to cut your hair, while the other source is saying it’s not. So I try to stick with the basic facts.

For a lunar calendar about beauty treatments (you can change your location at the top of the page):
Lunar calendar 2012 health and beauty – live in the rhythm of nature

For a lunar calendar (you can change your location at the top of the page):
Lunarium: Universal Lunar Calendar

Basic facts:

  • It usually is better to try and cut in earth signs instead of water signs.
  • Always cut between new moon and full moon
  • Try, if possible, to cut as close as possible near to full moon
  • Always cut when the moon is growing

The Moon in Aries Fire sign

Yes:
Deep moisturizing
Deep conditioning
No:
Coloring hair
Coloring/chemically treating hair (will cause slow growth and dryer hair)

The Moon in Taurus Earth sign

Yes:
Cutting hair (for faster growing and thicker hair)
Coloring/chemically treating hair (earthy tones, especially ash blondes and browns)

The Moon in Gemini Air sign

Yes:
Deep conditioning
Temporary coloring
No:
Permanent coloring
Cutting hair

The Moon in Cancer Water sign

Yes:
Cutting hair (for growth and thickness)
Coloring/chemically treating hair or highlighting hair (especially golden blonde)
No:
Radical styling moves

The Moon in Leo Fire sign

Yes:
Deep conditioning
Cutting hair (for thickness)
Temporary coloring (especially gold or copper tones)
No:
Coloring/chemically treating hair

The Moon in Virgo Earth sign

Yes:
Coloring/chemically treating hair (especially earthy tones, especially chestnut)
Remove build-up
No:
Cutting hair
Radical changes

The Moon in Libra Air sign

Yes:
Coloring/chemically treating hair
Cutting hair
No:
Radical changes

The Moon in Scorpio Water sign

Yes:
Cutting hair (for quick hair growth)
Coloring/chemically treating hair (also radial changes and dark brown or black)

The Moon in Sagittarius Fire sign

Yes:
Deep conditioning
No:
Coloring/chemically treating hair
Cutting hair (while slow growth)

The Moon in Capricorn Earth sign

Yes:
Cutting hair (for faster growth and maintenance only)
Coloring/chemically treating hair (only conservative colors)
Highlights (only ash blinde or brown)
No:
Radical changes
Highlights (brassy reds or golds)

The Moon in Aquarius Air sign

Yes:
Cutting hair in a trendy cut (be aware of the fact that your hair will grow slower after)
No:
Cutting hair (slows growth and thickness)
Coloring/chemically treating hair (will dry your hair)

The Moon in Pisces Water sign

Yes:
Cutting hair (for growth and thickness)
Coloring/chemically treating hair (especially deep auburn and chestnut colors)

Source: http://www.hairbrained.me/profiles/blogs/hairstrology-harnessing-the