The biblical meaning of long hair in a dream is femininity, glory, beauty, strength, and a messy spiritual life. In contrast, your dream may reveal your feelings towards long hair. Do you love and desire long hair? Or do you feel long hair is messy? Evaluate your feelings to understand if your dream is revealing your internal emotions.
However, in dreams, long hair is often used to convey a symbolic message. Symbolic dreams usually have a hidden meaning that relates to your life. God often speaks in parables and riddles to encourage believers to seek him for the interpretation. Fortunately, God has given you “the secrets of the kingdom of heaven” to help you understand his messages. (Matthew 13:11)
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What is the Biblical Meaning of Long Hair in a Dream?
The prophetic and symbolic meaning of hair varies within biblical stories. Therefore, it’s important to explore all the following potentials before ascribing a final meaning to your dream.
1. Long Hair Represents Strength
Dreaming of long hair might represent the power of the Holy Spirit in your life. If your hair was long and healthy it is a good indication. It appears that your connection with God is strong and you are growing in spiritual stature.
In the Old Testament, God used hair in symbolic ways. In one specific instance, God set Samson apart to be different by instructing that he would never shave his head. The long hair would be a sign of God’s spirit and power on Samson. And if the hair was cut, then Samson would lose his power.
“A razor has never come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother's womb. If my head is shaved, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak and be like any other man.” (Judges 16:17)
Loss of Strength
In contrast, experiencing negative feelings about long hair may indicate spiritual weakness and unhealthy personal choices. In the Bible, Samson was careless and shared the secret of his strength to his lover — Delilah. She then used this information against him and cut his hair. Similarly, dreaming of cutting your hair in a dream might signal distractions, roadblocks, and relational issues that are hindering your intimacy with God.
2. Long Hair Represents Commitment and Fulfillment
In the Old Testament, the Nazarite were a group of Jews that made specific vows to God. The Nazarite promised not to cut their hair for a limited timeframe in one of the vows. In essence, the Nazarite were dedicating themselves to God during this time to grow in intimacy. At the end, the Nazarite were to cut their hair to symbolically show the completion of their vow.
Therefore, long hair shows your growth while completing a commitment or overcoming a specific obstacle. It highlights your obedience, righteousness, passion, and ambition. Therefore, cutting your long hair in a positive dream is a good sign. The dream indicates that you have spent time maturing and you are symbolically ending this season.
3. Long Hair Represents Femininity, Glory, and Beauty
Dreaming of long hair with positive feelings is a good sign. For instance, admiring your beauty and feeling confident indicates a love for self. It’s important to grow in self-love to accept that you’re God’s masterpiece.
Biblically and historically, a woman’s hair is seen as her beauty. In addition, the length of her hair highlighted that she was a woman. Therefore, your dream of long hair can be showing your radiance, beauty, and feminine design. “But if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering.” (1 Corinthians 11:15)
- In a positive dream, seeing long shiny hair or long black hair signals beauty and spiritual maturity. In a negative dream, long hair might signal pride and immaturity.
In contrast, dreaming that you desire to cover your hair with something may represent submission. A willingness to cover your hair in the dream shows a desire for submitting to authority. However, experiencing negative emotions about covering may indicate low self-esteem, a negative view of men, leaders, and authority figures in your life.
4. Long Hair Represents A Messy Spiritual Life
Does your dream show a negative view of long hair? Did you need a hair cut? Then, your dream may indicate that you’re not taking proper care of your spiritual life. It’s essential that you evaluate your life for problematic areas, so they don’t grow into bigger problems.
Also, a man with long hair that needs a hair cut is not emotionally or spiritually healthy. For instance, if the man needs a hair cut it shows he isn’t taking care of his spiritual man. As Christians, we should spiritually groom ourselves to be a physical representation of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:14)