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Hair Dreams: What Do They Mean?

Aug 17, 2007
Dream interpretations of hair falling out, hair related symbols, changing color or being cut are fairly common.
Dreaming that your hair is being cut, falling out in hanks or being on fire is actually a sign of good health.

In American society, hair symbolizes vanity; so much so that, condition and color of the hair matters very much today. There are literally thousands of hair care products and prescription products for hair loss on the market being now sold over the counter.

Both men and women dye their gray hair rather than accept it as a sign of wisdom. For some people, having a "bad hair day" affects their entire day negatively.

Hair, Pulled hair, Wigs, they are all the rage nowadays. In fact, dreams of losing or graying hair can provoke fears of growing older or a lack of self-esteem. Likewise, a strong beard is a sign of youth and masculinity while a gray or white beard symbolizes wisdom and old age.

In the good old days of Samson and Delilah, hair was signified virility and strength. Karl Gustav Jung would have said that if you were male, dreams of losing hair would represent fear of castration or impotency.

For both women as well as men, having a hair cut could symbolize loss of strength. This might also suggest that someone was trying to restrain you or could represent conformity.

Do you think you are dealing with a situation in waking life where you are feeling powerless or stifled? Blowing your hair in the wind is a sign of lack of inhibition and a sense of freedom.

Do you feel you have to loosen your grip on things you can't control? Having ones hair styled or altered in any way again points to self-esteem and issues of self-image. How do you feel about yourself and your life? Maybe you are not only desirous of physical changes but might also have to revolutionize direction in life.

In quite a few cultures, hair is spirituality linked. Quite a number of Native American tribes think that ones soul or spirit resides in the hair. In this sense, cutting or shaving off ones hair in your dream could come to symbolize a desire to reconnect with the earth or ones spiritual path.

Hair dreams could mean sexual virility, seduction, sensuality, vanity, and health indicative of ones attitudes. If the hair is knotted or tangled, it is a sign of uncertainty and confusion in life, an inability to think straight.

Dreaming of cutting ones hair, symbolizes a loss of strength, like someone is trying to repress you. On the other hand, you could be reshaping your thinking or ambitions and eliminating unwanted thoughts and habits.

Dreaming that you are combing, stroking or styling your hair could suggest that you are evaluating or dealing with a new idea, concept, outlook, or way of thinking. It may have to do with putting your thoughts in order or getting your facts straight.

A more literal interpretation of such hair dreams would suggest your concerns about your image and appearance. The dream could also be a metaphor suggesting that you are feeling "light-headed".
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