Ireland –

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John Canon O’Hanlon (Lageniensis), 1870;

‘It was, and still is, a popular idea in Ireland, that to have the hair cut in the wane of the moon injures it very  much, by causing it to grow thinly, and to fall away; and this should only be done when the hair becomes too thick. To make the hair grow thicker, its cutting should take place, it was thought, just after the new moon.’

Irish Folk Lore: Traditions and Superstitions of the Country

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