For many people, including myself, dreaming about hair can be a stressful dream that involves a lot of emotions. In my dream, I usually wake up from a bad haircut, so relieved that my botched haircut was just a dream. Hair dreams can often leave behind a lot of emotions because they relate to a lot of subconscious energy hidden deep within.
So, what does it mean to dream about getting a hair cut or losing your hair? Dreaming about hair loss or getting a haircut represents a feeling of being out of control or insecure when making critical life choices. This can be because of a disconnect with your intuition or feeling controlled by others. Positive hair cut dreams can mean that you are shedding negative and unwanted energy in your life.
There are many different meanings of hair loss in dreams, so depending on the context of how you felt and who was in your dream, your haircut or hair loss dream could mean something different. This article will go over the most common interpretations of hair cuts and hair loss symbolism in dreams.
What Is The Spiritual Symbolism of Hair?
Throughout history, hair has held significant spiritual symbolism across many different cultures, religions, and beliefs. There are biblical stories of Samson losing his strength after getting his hair cut. In Native American culture, hair was believed to give those with long hair an increased intuition and a sixth sense of noticing danger. There are countless recordings of hair being connected to spiritual and energetic health.
Throughout these varied beliefs and practices, there are common themes that almost all cultures share about hair: hair is connected to our identity, whether that be an identity to the physical body, an energetic body or subtle spiritual bodies.
In Buddhism, the Buddha shaved his head as a symbol of shedding his attachment to his identity on his path towards enlightenment. In many contexts, cutting one’s hair is a sign of surrendering personal power and an attachment to the identity.
In this way, having long hair or short hair isn’t in an of itself positive or negative – this completely depends on your unique experience as an individual, where you are at, and where they are going.
Many beliefs, losing hair is a sign of losing something at the core of one’s identity. That could be one’s strength, one’s power, one’s status or one’s beauty. Losing hair, symbolically, can represent the superficial attachments we have to ourselves, and with that, the emotional vulnerabilities that come up when those are threatened.
More importantly, hair represents our own free will and individual paths. Longer hair is associated with more confidence, intuition, inner balance, and outer strength. Short hair is associated with surrender, trust, inner strength, and outer peace. Depending on whichever life path you are on, hair length and the symbolism of getting a hair cut can have a different meaning for you.
What Does It Mean to Dream About Getting a Hair Cut?
Dreaming about getting a hair cut is a common dream, but the emotions that come up vary drastically. Some people experience stress after they get their hair cut, while others experience joy.
The meaning of getting your hair cut in a dream varies from person to person, as we all have different identities and different vulnerabilities. However, generally, getting your hair cut in a dream means that you have lost something or are in the process of losing something.
If you feel positive in your haircut dream, this may be the shedding of negative energy or an unhealthy attachment with someone that was controlling. You may have felt controlled or suppressed by someone, or a group of people (such as a job), and now you feel confident and free to make your own choices.
In your waking life, you might feel the need to redefine your life, start a new path or reinvent yourself.
If you feel negative or stressed in your haircut dream, it often means losing a feeling of confidence and losing your own power. It could be someone in your life that is making you feel powerless or incapable. It could even be your own false belief systems that are bringing you down.
Feeling stressed or negative after a haircut in a dream can also be a sign that you are cut off from your intuition and are not feeling in sync with your Higher Self. You may feel lost, confused, depressed and have a disinterest in things you are normally passionate about. Finding ways to reconnect with yourself spiritually can be restorative.
The length of your haircut in the dream can also give you information about what the haircut dream means. Below is a chart that explains the general interpretation of certain hair lengths in haircut dreams.
|Hair Cut Short In Dream||If you dream of getting a short haircut and you had longer hair, it is a sign that you are going through a major shift in your life. If you feel positive, it is a change in the right direction and a sense of rebirth. You are shedding the negative energy from the last few months to a year, and starting with a clean slate. |
If you feel negative about the haircut, it means that you are about to face challenges in your life that may test your confidence in yourself. You will have to learn important life lessons in setting boundaries, cutting negative people out of your life, and taking control over the direction of your life. If not, you may feel stuck or disconnected with your Higher Self and life purpose.
|Head Shaved In Dream||If you dream of getting your head shaved in a dream, it is a sign of a completely new chapter that is about to start for you. Similar to death; it is a sign about the cycle of life. Birth, death, rebirth, transformation. There are big changes ahead, mostly related to your beliefs and the people in your community. Your core values are being realigned right now. It may feel as though this upcoming period is distressing or challenging; however, there are positive outcomes if you trust in yourself.|
|Hair Trimmed in Dream||Having a dream about getting a hair trim is usually a reminder about the importance of energetic upkeep. If you have been distracted and neglecting your physical, emotional or mental health, this could be a sign that spending some time to reconnect with yourself can feel restorative. It is also a sign that you are holding onto negative energy or stress, that you need to let go of. This could be energy from another person or stressful event.|
|Unfinished Haircut in Dream||Dreaming of getting an unfinished haircut is a dream about focus and being distracted. In your waking life, is it hard for you to finish what you started or to take action on your dreams? |
There are a lot of unfinished projects floating around in your energetic space and your subconscious doesn’t know if they should be shredded or filed away for future reference. This can cause you to feel frantic, unfocused, tired and aimless.
Dreaming About Cutting Your Own Hair
Along with the length of your haircut in a dream having meaning, the person who is cutting your hair also has meaning. The person cutting your hair is the one that is giving or taking the power.
So, what does it mean if you are cutting your own hair in a dream? Cutting your own hair in a dream is symbolic of taking control into your own hands, in terms of shaping who you want to be and where you want to go. It is a sign that you have a healthy relationship with your own inner strength, and are comfortable making your own decisions without the permission of others.
However, if you feel stressed or negative in the dream, meaning that you give yourself a bad haircut by accident, it is a sign that you may have self-sabotaging behaviors that are limiting your growth. It may be that your attitude of “always being right” or needing things to always go your way can set you back instead of move you forward.
If you have the personal strength and personality to set your own course in life, it is important to take care and treat every decision with the care of cutting each strand of hair. If done haphazardly, you are left with a botched hair job. Steamrolling ahead will get you moving, but you may not be moving in the right direction.
This dream can also be a message to know what your skills are, and focus on those instead of trying to be perfect at everything.
Sometimes, there is strength in humility, and there is nothing wrong with asking for help. The message is to see that there are times when asking for help from others can be a strength, not a weakness. We all have unique skills and can help each other on our journey.
This could be something you need to ask for help in your job, in your relationship, or even in your own mental health. It could even be sharing your vulnerabilities with others, that there are things in life that you don’t know, and that is ok.
Dreaming About Someone Else Cutting Your Hair
Dreaming of someone else cutting your hair can be a stressful dream because it involves a lot of trust in the other person and to give up control. Depending on who is cutting your hair, and how you feel, it can give you some clues as to what the haircut dream means.
What does it mean if a professional is cutting my hair at a salon in my dream? Dreaming of getting a hair cut in a salon is a sign about your general trust with the world around you. If you have a positive experience, it means that you feel safe and secure in your environment. If you have a negative experience, it means that you feel as though your security and safety are being threatened in some way. Getting grounded is a great way to feel safe in your body and in your physical surroundings.
What does it mean to have a spouse or partner cutting my hair in my dream? Dreaming of having a partner cut your hair in a dream is giving you information about the energetic power dynamic right now. If you have a positive experience, it means that you trust your partner and are comfortable with the power that they have in making decisions that impact your life. If you have a negative experience, you may feel insecure in your relationship and are not able to fully trust their decisions that impact your life. They might be controlling or overbearing in some aspects of your life.
Dreaming of a Bad Hair Cut
Having a dream about getting a bad haircut is a stressful dream, and can leave you feeling very emotional. Dreaming of a bad hair cut is often about feeling a loss of control. It may feel like you are stuck and not able to move forward, or your life circumstances keep you in a lifestyle that you don’t love.
This is often related to being at a job that you don’t like, as what you do for work has a lot to do with your identity and life purpose. However, this could also be related to a relationship, friendship, or living situation.
What Does it Mean To Dream About Losing Your Hair?
Having your hair fall out in a dream is different than getting it cut, as this represents something a lot deeper that deciding to get a hair cut.
Because hair is often represented as a vehicle for intuition, losing your hair in a dream often means that there is a disconnect between your intuition and your decision making. Your heart may be telling you to do something, but your fear is holding you back so you make a different decision. This represents a lack of trust in yourself and your own inner wisdom, making you feel disconnected from your true self.
This fear in trusting yourself, and the inability to act on your intuitive information coming in is a sign of insecurity with who you are and what you want in life. When this happens, the result is a life that is lived on autopilot, without passion or direction.
If you feel as though you have lost a sense of who you are because you are working at a job you don’t like, or dream about doing more with your life but feel stuck, this may be the reason you are dreaming about your hair falling out.
Pulling Hair Out Dream Meaning
Dreaming of pulling your hair out in a dream is often reflective of what we do in our waking life when we feel frustrated, which is pull on our hair to let out some steam.
If you dream that you are pulling your hair out, it is a sign that you are feeling frustrated with your life and this frustration is causing you to reevaluate your core values.
You may have to make some big life changes in order to feel balanced in your life. If you leave the frustration to boil over, it can leave you feeling depressed, stuck and a feeling of having no control over the direction of your life.
The best thing to do is to find an outlet for that frustration, such as venting to a friend, going to the gym, or taking a walk in nature. Once you feel calm, it may be helpful to reevaluate your demands in life and take steps towards saying “no” every so often.
Recommended Next Steps
If you keep having stressful dreams about getting a haircut or your hair falling out, the best thing to do is to find ways to reconnect with your power center, which is your third or solar plexus chakra. You can strengthen this by meditation and spiritual practice, or healing crystals can help balance this energy.
My favorite tool for this is the Powerform Harmonic Activation Disks which can assist you in aligning your core energies. These odd-looking disks seem simple, but are actually quite amazing tools. They are by far the most effective tool that I have found yet for aligning your energy very quickly and can be used as often as you need. These disks use vibrational osmosis which works like an analog computer to tune your bio-electricity, which helps with energetic alignment, chakra clearing/balancing, emotional/mental balancing and becoming more present.
For dreams about losing your hair or getting your hair cut, I would recommend The Powerforms Super Cell Harmonic Activation Disk. This one specifically works with your core, to heal and restore your alignment back to your Highest essence and true self. People have reported feeling more confident, have more clarity and feel more embodied the more they use it.
Getting more grounded and feeling more secure in your physical body and in your environment is also a wonderful way to feel more embodied and could ease nightmares about losing your hair.
Grounding Technique To Try At Home: The quickest and best way to get grounded at home without needing any tools is to take off your socks and shoes and put your feet directly on the ground for 10 minutes. This will realign your energy and make you feel more centered in your body.
You can also take a bath or immerse yourself in water. You can use essential oils for grounding, or healing crystals as well. (These are affiliate links. To learn more about our affiliates, click here)
Having dreams about cutting or losing your hair are great dreams to receive from you subconscious and Higher Self, because these dreams are giving you critical information about your identity, your core values, your connection with your intuition, and how powerful you feel in your own life. With this information, you can begin to make the necessary changes in your life to have more control and more fulfillment in your life.
Like everything on this site and on the internet, use your intuition when deciding what dream symbolism works best for you. While this is one interpretation of the spiritual meaning of getting a haircut or losing your hair in your dream, everyone has their own intuitive and dream language. Sit still and listen to your own answers about what the symbolism of your haircut dream means to you and your spiritual journey.