What Is The Spiritual Symbolism Of Hair In Dreams Biblical Meaning

Join us as we explore the Biblical meaning of hair in dreams. We bring you accurate dream interpretations from a Biblical perspective.
Biblical Meaning Of Hair In Dreams

The human hair is one of the most valuable parts of the human body. To a great extent, the hair is still a mystery to man. Join us as we explore the dream meaning of hair in dreams from a Biblical perspective. 

Although the Bible gives us many clues to how valuable and important the human hair is, we still cannot say we know it all. There are many untapped secrets concerning the human hair that man is yet to fully discover. 

Concerning the Biblical meaning of hair in dreams, I can say that the human hair is less of a physical but a very valuable spiritual asset. 

Curiosity makes us ask questions like, "Why was Sampson's power in connection with his hair?" And why was Delilah's assignment just to cut off his hair? There is something really special about the human hair that most people overlook. 

The Human Hair Is Valuable To God

It might interest you to know that the human hair is of great value to God. Going through scriptures, you'll find out that God Himself projects how valuable the human hair is to Him. Take a look at these words that proceeded from Jesus' mouth:

Luke 12:7 KJV
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Luke 21:18 KJV
But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

God numbers every strand of hair on our head; He values every single one of them. Then He goes on to reaffirm that man is so valuable to Him—even to the last strand of his hair (further laying an emphasis). I honestly think that if we truly grasped what this means, we wouldn't take lightly any dream that has to do with our hair. 

Hair Dream Meaning

If the human hair is this valuable, then we should understand that whenever we dream about our hair, it has a lot to do with our entire being and the most valuable aspects of our life as humans. 

1 Corinthians 11:15 KJV
But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

The Bible describes a woman's long hair as her glory and covering. Approaching this from a spiritual standpoint, we can say that this does not apply to just a woman but everyone. Whenever a person has any dream concerning their hair, such a dream concerns their glory and covering. 

  • Glory: Other words for glory include majesty, magnificence, majesty, splendour, greatness, fame and honour. 
  • Covering: This simply refers to decoration and protection. 

Now you can clearly see that spiritually, the human hair represents majesty, magnificence, splendour, greatness, fame and honour, protection and decoration, etc. A negative dream concerning the hair can go a long way to negatively impact the dreamer's life. Again, we shouldn't take our hair dreams lightly. 

In a nutshell, 
  • Hair beautifies. 
  • It signifies a covering (protection, decoration).
  • It is a symbol of greatness. 
  • It's a conduit of spiritual power. 

Shaving Hair Represents A Great Loss

In many cultures you'll notice that when a family head dies, family members often shave off their hair—which represents a real sacrifice of beauty, as a way of showing their grief for the deceased.

1. When The Hair Is Cut Off, It Is For Lamentation

Jeremiah 7:29 KJV
Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on high places; for the Lord hath rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.

2. Cutting Off The Hair Represents Shame

2 Samuel 10:4-5 KJV
Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away. [5] When they told it unto David, he sent to meet them, because the men were greatly ashamed: and the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.

When Samson's hair was cut off, we can recall that he lost his power. But it didn't just end there; that marked the beginning of the end of his life and purpose on earth. 

There are people who occasionally have these sort of dreams concerning their hair:

  • Dream of someone cutting their hair
  • Dream of unknown hands plaiting their hair
  • Dream of lending their wig
  • Dream of unbraiding their hair

There is nothing good about these sort of dreams. Any dream that has to do with the hair getting manipulated or given out, is a direct spiritual attack against every good thing concerning the dreamer (including their marital life, success, purpose, breakthrough, future and destiny). Such dreams must be ruggedly prayed against and cancelled. 

Spiritual attacks against a person's hair in dreams often portend to:

  • Spirit of insanity 
  • Marital problems.
  • Loss of spiritual power
  • Loss of direction in life
  • Distraction and loss of focus
  • Stolen glory
  • Spiritual attacks against success and greatness
  • Attacks against finances. 

Dream Of Hair Growing Long

1 Corinthians 11:14-15 KJV
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? [15] But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

The Bible makes us understand that long hair is a shame to a man (speaking from a spiritual standpoint). Besides, even in the physical world, men often prefer keeping shorter and tidy hair to letting it grow wild. 

If a man sees himself in a dream with long, overgrown and unkempt hair, this is often not a good omen. The enemy is working towards sowing disorder in that man's life. 

When it comes to a woman, the reverse tends to be the case. Long hair is a woman's glory. If a woman sees a dream with long and good-looking hair, this is often a good omen. The case isn't the same when she sees she lost her hair. 

Spiritual Meaning Of Grey Hair In Dreams

There is nothing wrong with an old person dreaming about grey hairs on their head. But if a young person has such a dream where they see themselves with grey hairs, this often represents series of problems plaguing their life or about to plague their life. 

Proverbs 20:29 KJV
The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.

Not every challenge people go through is from the hand of God. As Christians, we should be discerning enough to know when the enemy plots to throw his self-made afflictions on our way, so as to slow down our progress in life. We should counterattack and reject such dreams

Final Thoughts On Meaning of Hair In Dreams 

Beloved, I believe you now know the meaning of hair in dreams from a Biblical standpoint. There are two more (and very specific) dream interpretations concerning hair on this blog that I'll recommend you read. They also have prayer points attached to them. Find them at the end of this article.

If you were blessed reading this biblical meaning of hair in dreams, kingly share with others you know might need to see it also. 

God bless you! 

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