Hair Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Hair Dream Symbol – Hair is a symbol of strength and empowerment. Dreaming of hair signifies prosperity, knowledge, and your thoughts. Long hair is a sign of spiritual and physical strength. It can also mean the enjoyment of sexual pleasures. Short hair demonstrates you have integrity and are trustworthy. White or grey hair signifies the wisdom that comes with age and how your body weakens with age.

Dreams of being covered in hair means you need to analyze your goals for the future. What was important in the past may have changed to something new. Is this you? Hair covering your body can also mean you are protected. Dreaming of a trip to the hairdresser may be in connection with a negative outlook on life. It is a warning to be more positive. A new hairstyle can help change your attitude.

Cutting your hair represents recreating your life. Cutting someone else’s hair represents your fear of losing control. Seeing a bald head indicates someone questions your knowledge. You may need to prove yourself. Dying hair means you may need others’ advice about your future. Curling your hair indicates you soon overcome any challenges. Curling someone else’s hair means they will help you out somehow.

Wearing a wig foretells there are fake people around you. This is not something you appreciate having close to your life. You need to seek them out. Dreaming of washing your hair brings positive outcomes to a new project or relationship. Hair falling out means there is loss coming, while growing hair indicates having to soon make a choice.

Additional Interpretations

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.

hair-dreamsIn 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.

Note: If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for and has a B.A. in psychology and a minor in sociology. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. In Stephen's free time he loves sweating out his stress in Hot Yoga and enjoys cooking recipes he finds on Youtube.


  1. Daniel barraza on

    I dreamt my bald friend had wavy hair ive always known him skin bald. Never seen him with hair. In that same dream I asked him if he had tools on him so I can fix the bike I was getting around town in. I haven’t ridden a bike in like 20 years. The town I was getting around in was the town I grew up in. I left there over 12 years ago. I met my bald friend in my new city. With no connection to the old one

  2. Cassandra Kray on

    I had a dream that almost without warning my whole back and arms where covered in dark and grey hair much like a mans. It distressed me in my dream that I was frantic to find my daughter who is a beautician in real life, to wax me. After reading this, I feel the dream may have a more positive meaning than when I woke up. Thankyou

  3. What do you think finding someone else’s hair means? Specifically someone who passed aways hair?

  4. felix carrasco on

    I am a bald man i resently had a dream that i grew my hair in braids strong looking and long liike those on football players please let me know what this means

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