Dream Interpretation Hair | Dream Meanings
Hair represents thought and mentality. Grey or silver hair represents wisdom.
If you dream of finding a hair in a piece of butter and it does not disgust you, then you will be fortunate in all your dealings. You will take a long trip if you dream of combing beautiful hair. Ruffle someone’s hair and you will come into money.
To dream you are getting bald warns you that your generosity will cause you loss and mental anguish. Seeing your hair turning gray shows death or disease in the family.
If a woman dreams of comparing black and white hairs, it shows she will receive two offers and must choose the best one.
General Meaning: Hair is a good picture of the image we present to the world.
It is amazing how much a person’s looks change simply by changing their hair.
To dream that you are changing your hair is an indication that you are going through a change in your personal image.
• How you feel about this change in your dream will tell you if you are in conflict about this change or if you feel ready for it.
• To dream of having beautiful hair that you enjoy having means that you are feeling confident in who you are.
Negative: To dream that your hair is damaged, ruined or destroyed is a picture of a conflict you are going through.
• It could be that you are feeling insecure about your image at the moment. It could also be an indication of some insecurity that is coming up inside of you.
• Perhaps there are circumstances in your life that are bringing up old conflicts from the past, or situations where you are at a point of weakness and you feel vulnerable.
A woman’s hair is a picture of her covering. This speaks firstly of her husband, and then of any other spiritual covering that she is under.
• If you have a vision or prophetic dream of your hair growing, it speaks of the blessing you will walk in as you come under the covering of your husband or spiritual authority.
• 1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a honor to her: for her hair is given to her for a covering.
Negative: It was shameful for a man to have long hair in the Bible. He was seen as rejecting his masculinity.
The same stigma remains even into today’s society.
• To have a prophetic dream or vision of having long hair, is an indication that you are failing to rise up as the head of your home.
• 1 Corinthians 11:14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a shame to him? • As hair is also a picture of spiritual covering, if you as a man dream that you lose your hair, it is a picture of not being under authority.
See also: Baldness.
Hair in dreams invokes potency, life force and energy. It represents fertility and natural growth. Hair is one of the easiest ways to differentiate men and women and can link to our sexuality in dreams.
• Hair growing strongly indicates an increase in your energy levels and attractiveness to the opposite sex. Perhaps you’ve received more attention recently or your dream is suggesting a new hairdo may be exactly what you need to enhance your sense of self.
• A change in hairstyle suggests a change of mind or attitude. Do you need to “let your hair down” or “keep your hair on”?
Personal strength (as with Samson).
Long hair: Equates to the wisdom and sagacity that comes through a long, well-lived life, especially if the color is gray. Alternatively, prosperity. In Asia, long hair was so valuable that it was used as currency.
Cutting: Drastic life changes. Many religious orders mark initiation rites through the cutting of hair, notably of monks and nuns (see Religions).
Power: In Tantric Oriental traditions, undoing the hair was a way to access the forces of creation and destruction. Also, in European folklore it was believed that a witch could increase the power of her spell by letting down her hair during its casting (see Incantation).
Consider the texture and style for further symbolic clues.
For example, hair brought up in a very tight bun reveals someone who is prim, sometimes to the point of restrictiveness. Disheveled hair, on the other hand, exposes confusion and a flurry of activity-. Dyed hair reveals someone concealing true thoughts, and greasy hair suggests a person with a “slick” disposition.
Baldness: Too much thought, or possibly a visual metaphor for “pulling your hair out.”
Being cut by a barber: x\ttention to details, and being meticulous in your efforts especially with regard to personal appearances.
Wigs: A false line of reasoning.
To dream that you have white hair denotes high honor; black and short, misfortune; disheveled hair, annoyances, sorrows, etc.; falling out, loss of friends; hair in a tangle, lawsuits; long hair like a woman, effeminancy, weakness; longer and blacker than usual, increase of riches; thinner than usual, affliction, poverty; seeing it grow white, loss of fortune; a bald-headed woman, famine; a bald-headed man, abundance, riches, health (Gypsy).
Power flowing from the crown chakra or higher spiritual center; the longer the hair the more power.
If body hair, means protection and warmth.
All details of the dream should be carefully correlated to determine its meaning, but as a general guide: if your hair was luxuriant and you were pleased with its appearance and/or condition, it is a sign of good health, progress, and contentment; but if it was thin, falling out, or worrying you in any way, it forecasts difficulties ahead.
A dream of combing (or brushing) your hair signifies a solution to an annoying situation which has been plaguing you for some time; to dream of combing (or brushing) someone else’s hair predicts a request for help from a friend.
To comb or arrange the hair of anyone of the opposite sex indicates a happy outcome to your current sex
The man who dreams of seeing a golden-haired girl will be successful in winning the love of a woman of the highest type.
A man who dreams that his sweetheart has red hair will be charged with unfaithfulness by the woman he loves.
A married woman who in combing her hair finds that it is snarled and has difficulty in making it stay put, is in danger of losing her husband through flares of ungovernable temper.
A maiden who dreams of women with gray hair will have rivals for the affections of her sweetheart.
If in a dream a man caresses a woman’s hair, it is a sign that although the worid may condemn him, he will bask in the love and confidence of the woman he wishes to many.
If a young woman dreams that her hair turns white over night while her face remains young, will lose her sweetheart suddenly either by illness or some catastrophe.
It is a fortunate omen to dream of finding a hair when cutting a piece of butter if it does not disgust you.
Being pleased with the appearance of your hair foretells that you will take a trip to a distant city under exceptionally favorable circumstances.
To dream of mussing someone else’s hair is a sign that you will inherit a small sum of money.
Strength and thought. Hair is highly valued by most cultures.
It is symbol of vanity, security, sensuality, sexual appeal, and of youth. In some cultures women are not allowed to show their hair outside their homes. Wealthy men go through painful surgery and spend thousands of dollars to replace lost hair follicles. Needless to say, hair is a valuable dream symbol. It represents physical and spiritual strength. Samson’s hair was the source of his strength and virility. In our dreams hair can represent our thoughts, knowledge, and reasoning. White or gray hair represents age and wisdom while body hair may symbolize protection and warmth. When interpreting this dream make attempts to identify a primary issue and connect it to a situation in your daily life. See also: Beard
If a woman dreams that she has beautiful hair and combs it, she will be careless in her personal affairs, and will lose advancement by neglecting mental application.
For a man to dream that he is thinning his hair, foreshadows that he will become poor by his generosity, and suffer illness through mental worry.
To see your hair turning gray, foretells death and contagion in the family of some relative or some friend.
To see yourself covered with hair, omens indulgence in vices to such an extent as will debar you from the society of refined people.
If a woman, she will resolve herself into a world of her own, claiming the right to act for her own pleasure regardless of moral codes If a man dreams that he has black, curling hair, he will deceive people through his pleasing address. He will very likely deceive the women who trust him.
If a woman’s hair seems black and curly, she will be threatened with seduction.
If you dream of seeing a woman with golden hair, you will prove a fearless lover and be woman’s true friend.
To dream that your sweetheart has red hair, you will be denounced by the woman you love for unfaithfulness. Red hair usually suggests changes If you see brown hair, you will be unfortunate in choosing a career.
If you see well kept and neatly combed hair, your fortune will improve.
To dream you cut your hair close to the scalp, denotes that you will be generous to lavishness towards a friend. Frugality will be the fruits growing out therefrom.
To see the hair growing out soft and luxuriant, signifies happiness and luxury.
For a woman to compare a white hair with a black one, which she takes from her head, foretells that she will be likely to hesitate between two offers of seeming fortune, and unless she uses great care, will choose the one that will afford her loss or distress instead of pleasant fortune.
To see tangled and unkempt hair, life will be a veritable burden, business will fall off, and the marriage yoke will be troublesome to carry.
If a woman is unsuccessful in combing her hair, she will lose a worthy man’s name by needless show of temper and disdain.
For a young woman to dream of women with gray hair, denotes that they will come into her life as rivals in the affection of a male relative, or displace the love of her affianced.
To dream of having your hair cut, denotes serious disappointments.
For a woman to dream that her hair is falling out, and baldness is apparent, she will have to earn her own livelihood, as fortune has passed her by.
For man or woman to dream that they have hair of snowy whiteness, denotes that they will enjoy a pleasing and fortunate journey through life.
For a man to caress the hair of a woman, shows he will enjoy the love and confidence of some worthy woman who will trust him despite the world’s condemnation.
To see flowers in your hair, foretells troubles approaching which, when they come, will give you less fear than when viewed from a distance.
For a woman to dream that her hair turns to white flowers, augurs that troubles of a various nature will confront her, and she does well if she strengthens her soul with patience, and endeavors to bear her trials with fortitude.
To dream that a lock of your hair turns gray and falls out, is a sign of trouble and disappointment in your affairs. Sickness will cast gloom over bright expectations.
To see one’s hair turn perfectly white in one night, and the face seemingly young, foretells sudden calamity and deep grief.
For a young woman to have this dream, signifies that she will lose her lover by a sudden sickness or accident. She will likely come to grief from some indiscretion on her part. She should be careful of her associates.
Dreams of hair represents memory and power.
If you dream that you hair is longer than it currently is, then your power is increasing.
If it is shorter than in currently is, then you are either afraid of loosing your power or attractiveness or are you are boldly willing to start again.
If you are washing your hair, then you are cleansing your attachments and any unclean associations you have with power, sexiness or attractiveness.
If you are losing hair, then this represents feeling naked, defenseless and vulnerable.
If the hair is disheveled, then you are feeling wild, unorganized and cluttered.
If the hair is coifed, then you are making a good appearance.
If the hair has a distinct color or style, see Blonde, Brunette, Grey, Red, Curl, or Straight.
To comb your hair foretells of worries induced by generosity.
If a man dreams of a woman with golden hair, he wishes to be her lover. Red hair indicates a desire for a change, for either sex.
To dream that your hair was cut very short, it indicates lavish spending. Tangled hair, confusion over money and domestic troubles. Flowers in the hair, lust-fulness. Hair is the symbol of virility. Many dreams of hair can be associated with some form of sexuality.
1. Strength and virility.
2. Fear of castration (to cut).
3. Fear of impotency (hair loss).
4. Inﬁdelity (if shaved on a woman).
5. Lies (red hair).
If you dream about your personal appearance, it is a sign of continued prosperity if you are satisfied with your image.
If your Hair is getting thin or falling out, it is a bad sign.
If you worry because your Hair is turning grey, it shows that difficulties are ahead and that your affairs will need careful attention.
Long hair in dreams represents strength and beauty.
If your hair turns white in a dream, you have outgrown old ideas and you are ready to learn new things.
If you dream of seeing a woman with blonde hair, or if you dreamed of having blonde hair (when you don’t in real life), you will be a true friend to your girlfriends. Brunette hair symbolizes loyalty. Red hair in dreams usually symbolizes changes in the dreamer’s life. Curly hair in dreams foretells that someone will try to seduce you.
A dream of straightening your hair means you are trying to change in some way, or surpress a part of your nature that you are uncomfortable with. It can also mean you have strong feelings for someone of the opposite sex.
To dream of hair falling out, means you will have to take care of yourself and not depend on others.
If you dream of having wet hair, or dream about washing your hair, you need to take a different approach towards some real-life situation or relationship. Frizzy hair symbolizes anxiety about some aspect of your personality. You may be feeling insecure, or remembering some old feelings that you had tried to forget.
To dream of someone pulling your hair means they are trying to connect with you in some way. It also refers to sympathy and protection.
To dream of getting hair extensions, symbolizes false impressions. You may be taking on other people’s ideas and opinions and trying to pass them off as your own. You must start being true to your own beliefs, and thinking for yourself. Also see the listings for “Bangs”, “Conditioner”, “Dreadlocks”, “Facial Hair”, “Hairbrush”, “Hair Clip”, “Haircut”, “Hairdresser”, “Hair Dryer”, “Hair Dye”, “Hair Products”, “Salon” and “Shampoo”
A symbol of wealth and fertility. In mythology, cutting off the hair is the equivalent of castration. Samson was robbed of his strength when Delilah cut off his locks. Hair for men is a sign of freedom; for women, long hair is a sign of femininity. According to Robert Bly, wild men and wild women are always covered with hair. Those who dream about “hairy” beings are on the way to satisfying their own nature, longing for vitality. This longing for “the wild energies” to be set free is clearly expressed in the musical Hair, which depicts the mythology of the sixties generation.
Today, hair often appears in dreams in connection with wanting to create a certain image, one that we would like to present to the outside world. It also may refer to “splitting hairs.”
According to an ancient Indian interpretation, hair that has been cut off means grief and sorrow.
Also, hair-dreams are thought to be about close relatives. And, in addition, they may mean spiritual and intellectual property.
According to Freud, hair, as a secondary sexual characteristic, has phallic meaning. Also, according to Freud and Steckel in The Language of Dreams, dreaming of hair means castration.
In mythology, hair and beards play an important role.
The chiefs of the Masai were afraid they would lose their supernatural powers when their hair or beards were cut.
For many primitive tribes, hair was considered taboo.
To be protected from danger means never getting your hair cut. Kings in Franconia (Germany) would lose their throne if they had their hair cut. Young warriors of Teutonic tribes could cut their hair and beard only after they had killed their first enemy. Hair, therefore, seems to mean power, strength, and magical vitality.
Folklore: Abundant hair means wealth; little or gray hair, troubles.
In a dream, hair represents money and longevity.
If a rich person ties a strand of hair to a bun of his own in a dream, it means increase of his wealth and growth of his business based on a business loan or a mortgage.
If a poor person sees that in a dream, it means that he will borrow money to pay for his debts and still borrow more money to pay for his daily expenses.
If one sees his straight hair frizzed or curled in a dream, it means that he will be honored, and if he sees his frizzed hair straight in a dream, it means that he will suffer from humiliation or lose his rank.
If one with a straight and lanky hair sees it longer than usual in a dream, it means that money belonging to someone for whom he works will be distributed, wasted, or lost.
If one’s hair is soft and lanky but still looks longer than usual in a dream, it means that his manager’s authority will expand, and his interests will diversify.
If a strong man or a warrior sees himself having a bun of hair in a dream, it means protection and respect inspired by a strong personality. Otherwise, if he is rich in the dream, a bun here means more wealth, and if he is a poor, it represents his debts.
If one’s hair looks curly in a dream, it means that power, honor and praises will be the lot of his superior.
If a woman sees her hair straight in a dream, it denotes benefits and particularly if she uses a hair pieces or a wig as part of her makeup. Women receive benefits from braiding their hair in a dream and it means saving money or investing it. Otherwise, if a poor person, or a blind person braids his or her hair in a dream, then it means complications and difficulties, and particularly when they are accustomed to doing so.
If a sick woman sees herself braiding her hair in a dream, it means that she will die from her illness.
If one sees his hair long to the extent that he could braid it together with his beard in a dream, it means debts. Shaving one’s moustache, or under one’s armpit in a dream means paying one’s debts, dispelling distress, or following good hygiene’s. Braiding one’s hair in a dream also means mastering one’s craft. Shaving one’s head during the pilgrimage season in a dream means safety and protection. Shortening one’s hair, or removing unwanted hair during makeup in a dream means dispelling stress, or being coerced to pay one’s debts.
If a thief or a fugitive sees himself grabbing to his own long and lanky horse like hair in a dream, it means that he will be captured.
If one sees himself having hair like that of a hog in a dream, it connotes major calamities.
If an unhappy person sees himself hairy in a dream, it means aggravation of his depression and unhappiness, while if a happy person sees himself hairy in a dream, it means increase of his happiness.
The black hair of a woman in a dream represents her husband’s love for her.
If a woman sees herself wearing a veil, or putting on a head piece in a dream, it means a journey that will take her husband away from her from sometime, or a journey from which he may never return.
If she sees people looking at her hair in a dream, it means that she will suffer slander and defamation.
If a man sees himself with horns formed from his own hair in a dream, it means might and adroitness.
If one sees the hair in the back of his head dishevelled or rumpled in a dream, it means that he will suffer humiliation.
If he sees his hair on the right side of his head tousled in a dream, it means that he will molest male children from among his relatives.
If he sees his hair on the left side of his head tousled, or dishevelled in a dream, it means that he will molest female children from among his relatives.
If one does not have relatives, it means that he will suffer harm from his evil actions.
If one sees long hair under his armpit in a dream, it means he will attain his goal, or it could denote his generous character.
If he sees it thick in a dream, it denotes his thirst for knowledge, search for a business, or profiting through patience and endurance.
If one sees his hair infested with lice in a dream, it means that he has a large family.
If one sees his hair longer or thicker, and if he wishes in the dream to have that in wakefulness, it means that he will attain his goals, pay his debts, or prosper.
If the length or thickness of one’s hair is uncommon, and if one feels no offense to walk with it in the streets in his dream, it means debts, distress and inability to take care of one’s family. Long hair in a dream also means naughtiness and adversities. Thick and long hair in a dream also can be interpreted as having many children, or it could represent fear of wrongdoing, or thinking about an important person, or it could represent common daily concerns. Having less hair in a dream means diminishing difficulties.
If one sees someone pulling out his hair in a dream, it means that he may have to face a financial disaster.
If a woman sees a strand of her hair being cut in a dream, it means a fight between her and her husband, or it could mean that someone is encouraging her husband to seek another woman.
If one sees himself grooming his hair with oily dressing in a dream, it means adorning oneself for the world.
If the oil runs over one’s face in the dream, it means trouble. Discovering a bad odor emanating from one’s hair in the dream means hearing praises. Delousing one’s hair in a dream means discovering some of one’s own faults.
If some lice fall during the combing of one’s hair in a dream, it means that he will spend a portion of his inheritance in charity, or that he will clean his act, or correct his attitude.
If one sees his hair growing anew in a dream, it means that he may lose most of his wealth.
If one sees hair growing on his face where hair does not usually grow in a dream, it means debts.
If one sees hair growing in the palm of his hand in a dream, it means benefits from a business.
A hairy chest, or hair growing over one’s tongue in a dream means wisdom, clarity, or diligence, except if it grows beyond control, then it becomes adversities, stress, sorrows, debts and so forth.
If one sees the hair on his forearm scattering, or falling in a dream, it means that he may lose all his savings. Braiding the hair of one’s legs in a dream means earning money through improper methods, or engaging in something which contradicts the divine laws. Woman’s hair in a dream represents her protection, husband or family. Hair in a dream also denotes farming, money, a wife, a husband or marriage.
If one’s hair looks ugly and smelly in a dream, it represents the living condition or the state of the husband and wife. Nicely combing one’s hair in a dream means loyalty and fulfilling a promise. As for a person who lacks loyalty, shaving his hair or cutting it short in a dream means squandering money, though in general shortening one’s hair means knowledge and guidance. Combing the hair of one’s wife in a dream means divorce. Good looking hair in a dream represents a person of good character. Hair in a dream also means feeling apprehensive about something.
If one’s hair turns into an animal’s hair in a dream, it means toiling and difficulties.
If a poor person sees that dream, it means that his basic needs will be adequately satisfied.
The eyebrows, eyelashes, hairy arms, hairy legs and a hairy chest in a dream also represent man’s virility, beauty, protection, or lasting wealth. Hair in one’s ears in a dream means knowledge, or admonition. Seeing hair in one’s noses in a dream represents a beneficial thing one breezes, though it may involve some hidden trouble, or it could mean money. Hair covering woman’s body in a dream means remaining celibate and for a married woman it means taking care of her parents and children.
A hairy child in a dream means longevity.
If a beardless man sees himself hairy in a dream, it means that his wife will soon be pregnant.
If one’s hair turns white in a dream, it means loss of money for a rich person, or paying the debts of a poor person.
(See Black hair; Dye; Shaving; Strand of hair)
To dream of short hair means unhappiness. Long hair is a sign of good fortune.
If your hair is disheveled and unkempt, there are annoyances and arguments coming, while well groomed hair shows abundance.
To cut your hair, or see someone have theirs cut, means you are working against yourself; hurting yourself by your actions. See also Curls.
If you dream of finding a hair in a piece of butter and it does not disgust you then you will be fortunate in all your dealings. You will take a long trip if you dream of combing beautiful hair. Ruffle someones hair and you will come into money.
To dream you are getting bald foretells your generosity will cause you loss and mental anguish. Seeing your hair turning gray shows death or disease in the family.
If a woman dreams of comparing black and white hairs show that she will receive two offers and must choose the best one.
Symbol: Hair is considered a man’s finery and a woman’s veil.
Vision: A man getting a short haircut indicates his fear of subjugation and repression. Dreaming diat he has lost all his hair: fear of becoming impotent. Seeing himself with long hair: he wants more independence and freedom—from moral as well as sexual taboos. Dreaming about a woman with beautiful hair (dark or red): he wants to find a sexually vibrant partner.
For a woman dreaming of losing her hair: she is afraid of losing energy; she also might feel physically and mentally overextended. Dreaming about a haircut: fear of losing her good reputation and also a sign of repressed feelings of sexuality. Dreaming about unkempt hair: being sexually careless and unsafe. Carefully groomed hair: she is disciplined in sexual matters. Hair falling out: losses are imminent.
Depth Psychology: Dreaming about hair might point to sexual needs, or to sensuality in general. Are you trying to hide your tendency for “splitting hairs” or overemphasizing your intellect? Beard, underarm hair, or pubic hair always indicates sexual urges. Or are you facing “a hairy situation” right now?
Hair has been a sacred and spiritual symbol throughout history. For example, it was the secret of the strength of Sampson in the biblical story. Hair carries an aura of sexual virility, seduction, and health. White hair denotes wisdom and age.
To dream of hair covering your face suggests an emotional anxiety in the company of others and particularly in intimate relationships. Looking out from behind a veil of hair in a dream shows that you may be keeping your true feelings hidden as you have a deep fear of rejection in close relationships.
To dream of hair falling out indicates extreme fears may be running unchecked in your emotional body. There is a strong message here to examine your inner world before stress manifests itself from uneasiness.
If the loss of hair in a dream is random and in clumps, a fear of death is lurking and needs to be addressed so as to improve your general demeanor.
Dreaming of watching someone else lose their hair may be a reminder to forgive a member of your immediate family and attempt to build bridges instead of waiting for the other party to make the first move.
To dream of waking up covered in hair suggests a need to come to terms with your body and begin to appreciate all it does for you. This is a message of self-love and that you can find the courage needed to make an all important connection with yourself.
Dreaming of hair in your mouth implies confusion related to responsibility.
It is possible that you may be abdicating responsibility, but more likely you are receiving mixed messages and consequently taking on responsibility that doesn’t belong to you. Seeing hair before you in a dream indicates an embarrassing moment best forgotten. Noticing hair in your food suggests you may have been dwelling on a humiliating moment from your past. This is something that cannot be changed and needs to be released.
To dream of hair tied in a sleek knot is an indication of special person in your waking life.
The knot is to remind you of the special gift you have received through having known that person.
Dreaming of hair in tangles or messy knots implies a messy waking life that needs some tidying up. Tangled hair is a reminder to examine your life for opportunities to simplify and organize. Braided hair in your dream is the unconscious recognition of childlike innocence and successful organization skills.
A rational mind and a playful heart may be the ticket to great success for you at this time.
To dream of a radical hairstyle change, indicates a potential holiday or change of scene in coming days. Some time away may broaden your perspective on a current idea and bring about an exciting outcome. Cutting somebody’s hair in a dream suggests a wish for control in a relationship, quite likely with a work colleague.
If your hair is being cut in a dream it is possible that you believe an idea of yours has been stolen and resentment is consequently building within you.
To be styling, combing or grooming your own hair or a loved one’s hair, implies special care is being given or needs to be given to an important undertaking in your waking life. Smelling hair in a dream is a message of secrets.
To be enjoying the aroma of hair may mean exciting and happy secrets that you will derive pleasure from.
To be dreaming of foul-smelling hair implies secrets you would rather not hear and that you are not obligated to keep.
It is also a subtle reminder to refuse to keep secrets when you know it is not healthy for you to do so.
Hair represents strength and virility. In dreams, to be combing hair is to be attempting to untangle a particular attitude we may have.
To be having our hair cut is to be trying to create order in our lives.
To be cutting someone else’s hair may be to be curtailing an activity (it is possible that there may be some fear or doubt connected with sexuality).
To be bald in a dream is to perhaps recognize our own intelligence. Also consult the entries for bald and hairdresser.
See bald and body
An ancient symbol for strength and power. See BALD. Thick, luxuriant hair is a symbol for good health, and thin, wispy hair a sign of oncoming illness.
Brushing or combing the hair indicates finding the solution to a problem.
Dreaming of someone pulling your hair implies betrayal. Astrological parallel: Leo Tarot parallel: Strength
A spiritual covering, according to the cleanliness, length, thickness, style, and color; research accordingly
In general terms, hair is a feminine symbol of beauty and attractiveness, but it also connects to strength and power as expressed by the Samson myth, where hair was the secret to great masculine power. Samson’s strength was only accessible to him while his masculine body was integrated with the feminine principle as represented by his hair. Another phenomenon to be examined where hair is concerned relates to coveting: those with curly hair wish they had straight hair and those with straight hair wish for curls. Since modern chemistry allows for alteration with alarming precision, the color of hair in dreams can hold powerful symbolic significance. Consider changes in color as connecting with an unconscious desire for a shift in expression in your outward persona.
The color that shows up has meaning as well. Blonde hair is most coveted but is also associated with a lack of intelligence. Intellect is the realm of the brunette. Red hair correlates with passion and magic. Given that hair is on the head, this symbol connects to thoughts, both conscious and unconscious.
Dreaming of long hair can indicate thoughts based on a desire for beauty to be more fully expressed. Hair that is bound in some fashion might reflect unconscious feelings of constraint in the area of personal expression. Hair being cut, lost, or radically altered can point to the need for a shift in thoughts about attractiveness.
A wig represents a desire to actively create a mode of expressiveness that is not organically your own.
Long hair is symbolic of femininity, 1 Cor. 11:14-15. Grey hair is symbolic of glory and honor, Prov. 20:29
Sudden greying of your hair: you can expect to live to a ripe old age • You wash your hair and move your residence: your recent illness is gone • Your hair fall: your children’s welfare will become your big concern
Hair in dreams represents power. Styling your hair may mention that you are refining your personal power. It may also simply express concerns about your appearance and beauty.
Dyeing hair in various colors may express the powerful attitudes you want to display to the world. Red hair may remark on a fiery and passionate expression of power. Purple hair represents spiritual power. Getting a haircut signifies having your personal power taken away and may be a response to a heated argument in which you felt criticized. Hair falling out in a dream may indicate an emotional response to losing power. It may also mean that you are nervous.
Thoughts; self image; attitudes. Changing hairstyle: changing attitudes; a change of mind. Cutting hair right off: less thinking; denial of sensual and physical drives, as monk. Tight hairstyle: discipline; self restraint. Plaited or ponytail: girlhood, socialised thoughts and feelings. Long hair: freedom; permissiveness; girlhood with woman. Long matted hair: not caring about social image or self; dropout. Wig: false attitudes or thoughts. Fair hair: awareness, ‘light headed’. Dark hair: unconscious area of thoughts and attitudes; ‘dark’ thoughts or attitudes. Genital or armpit hair: sexuality.
Woman’s dreams—Armpit or leg hair: social expression of sexuality or physicality. Head hair: may be expression of female sexuality, as Paul’s suggestion women should cover hair in church. Hair on chest of female, even child: the male side of the woman, might be parents’ desire for a boy generating male characteristics.
Man’s dreams—Beard: might represent uncenainty, so hiding behind the beard; male sexuality. White beard: wisdom or experience. Very long beard: sense of eternal. Baldness ageing, feeling obsolete. Chest hair: masculinity, virility.
Idioms: keep your hair on; hair raising; have us by the shon hairs; let one’s hair down; make your hair curl/stand on end; didn’t tum a hair, put hairs on your chest; tear one’s hair out; split hairs. See shampoo.