“Hair is vitally personal to children. They weep vigorously when it is cut for the first time; no matter how it grows, bushy, straight or curly, they feel they are being shorn of a part of their personality.” Charlie Chaplin
In dreams at least, the children are correct. Hair is related to an aspect of our personality. It is connected to our self-confidence. If we feel good in our physical body, our outlook is positive. We are ready to take on the world. If we are not pleased with our appearance, some find it very difficult to face the day. Think of the times when someone comes your door or invites you out before you are ready. “My hair isn’t done yet. I can’t go out now.” You may not even open the door and only peek your nose around, so as not to be seen.
In life, we spend a great deal of time and money on the maintenance and upkeep of our hair. Why is this? Because, we know or more importantly, we believe that we are judged by our appearance. We put a lot of our value in outer beauty. Before others will see us for whom we truly we are on the inside, the outside is the what is seen first. The hair, being placed on the top of the heads, would by hierarchical designation, make it the first thing we worry about when it comes to our how we look.
Think of the anguish and tears that come after an unfortunate trip to the hairdresser which results in your hair being cut too short, a bad die job or even worse a failed perm. Once the damage is done, you simply have to live with the results. Men sometimes become reluctantly resigned to the loss of their hair as they go bald. For many, it remains a sensitive topic. Like the children Chaplin describes, it may affect your confidence with lasting consequences.
When you dream your hair is dirty, this represents that you feel unworthy or feel that you are being judged. To dream of washing your hair means you feel in control of your life. To dream about getting a haircut means that you are confident about letting things go from your waking life. If you are not happy with the outcome, it means that you feel that you have lost some of your self worth or have had your personal power taken. In this case, it would be interesting to know who did the cutting. Like Samson, whose strength was in his long hair, it would be valuable to know the identity of your dream Delilah.
To dream that your hair is growing, means your confidence is growing. If your hair is growing uncontrollably or your hair is very long, you may be prideful and possibly arrogant. To dream that your hair is falling out means that you are losing confidence or feel defeated either personally or in a certain situation in life. To dream hair is growing in strange places means that you feel under attack in some way personally or that you have lost control of a situation.
Our own inner-judge is much harsher than the world will ever be. Ironically, we believe our hair matters, but even though you may anguish with a bad-hair day, most people never even notice. They are too busy dealing with their own hair issues.