Hair is a powerful symbol used in our dreams, and you might find that you have had more than a few dreams which center around your hair, whether it be a new haircut or your hair falling out.
Hair is closely tied to our self-image and gives us a way to present ourselves and who we think we are on the inside outwardly. However, in a dream, hair represents our true selves and our insecurities too.
What does it mean to dream of pulling hair out in clumps? Dreaming of pulling hair out in clumps can be a representation of your stress. The dream could be a manifestation of the stress and anxiety you are feeling from a certain situation, and pulling your hair out could be your way of trying to lighten the emotional burden the stress is causing.
Dreaming of losing hair, or pulling your hair out, can be quite stressful. Dreams feel so real, and the emotions you feel during these dreams are not to be downplayed.
If you’ve dreamt of pulling your hair out in clumps, read on to discover what it might mean, and how it might tie in with your life.
What Does Hair Represent in Dreams?
Often, hair in a dream is a representation of our inner selves represents strength and empowerment. Hair can also be a representation of spiritual and physical strength.
For many people, hair is an important way to express themselves, to give themselves a certain look, and to make a statement about who they are. Because of this representation of inner strength, hair is a popular symbol in dreams and can occur both positively and negatively.
In a dream, long flowing hair, or healthy hair, can represent that you are feeling confident and strong and that you have a healthy spiritual connection. It can show that you are emotionally stable and balanced as well.
When it comes to hair falling out, losing your hair, or having a bad haircut, it is easy to see how this then translates to issues with your emotional and spiritual state of being.
There are many powerful messages that hair can portray in a dream, with most of these meanings not having to do with hair at all. You just need to pay attention to the dream to try and determine what it might mean, and how it relates to you.
What Does Pulling Hair Out in Clumps in Dreams Mean?
Pulling your hair out in clumps in a dream usually means that you are going through a stressful situation and this is being manifested in your dream. It is almost exactly like the saying “pulling your hair out” when you are feeling overwhelmed and anxious. However, this is more real in your dream, and it can be terrifying.
You might even be ignoring this stress in your life, and this dream is trying to capture your attention, trying to get you to solve the issue instead of pushing it to the side.
Pulling out the hair from your head in clumps could also be symbolizing your desire to lighten your emotional burden or mental load. You might not even realize how overwhelmed you are, and this dream is a cry for help that you need to put measures in place to lessen your mental and emotional stress.
In fact, even in waking life, hair may hold negative energy and it is common for people to cut their hair after a breakup, big move, graduation, job loss, or other significant life change. It’s symbolic of letting go of the past to begin a new future.
Take this dream as a desperate sign to find help, and to try and give yourself the coping mechanisms needed to make it through the difficult stage and deal with the additional stress you are experiencing. It won’t get better unless you try.
1. Loss of Self-Esteem
As hair represents how you want the world to see you and your identity, your hair falling out in clumps in your dream could represent that you are experiencing a loss of self-esteem or sense of identity.
To most of us, our hair symbolizes our sense of self and normalcy. Losing this in a dream shows that you might be on a decline in confidence, and how you see yourself might be changing.
Pulling your hair out in clumps, and how you might look after this, could show your lack of self-esteem, and how you feel you look to other people.
This dream will probably make you feel considerably worse, but know that this is a message from yourself that you need to try and find help to boost your confidence again. Worrying about how other people see you should not be a priority. Instead, you should work on building up your self-esteem to find yourself in a happier state of mind.
2. Life Changes
Dreaming of pulling your hair out in clumps could also signify that you are going through significant life changes.
This could be having a child, starting a new job, getting married, moving to a new home, and so on. Pulling your hair out could represent the stress you feel leading up to this change, and the emotions that come with it.
It could also just represent the change itself and it is just a fairly straightforward metaphor for the change you are going to go through.
Sometimes, dreams don’t need to be deep and meaningful. Sometimes, they can just be a representation of ordinary emotions and situations you go through each day.
Dreaming of pulling your hair out in clumps could just happen when you have had a stressful day. Many of us experience stress regularly, and we all deal with it differently. You might associate stress with pulling out your hair, which is why it might be a common dream for you.
If you wake up in the morning and find clumps of hair in your hand, after dreaming of pulling your hair out in clumps, you should take it as a sign that you need to find some stress reduction techniques, and that stress is taking control of your actions, even when asleep.
Stress can be incredibly damaging to your mental and physical health, so make sure to find some ways to reduce the stress in your life.
4. Need for Control
Pulling out your hair in clumps is very different from simply running your hands through your hair and catching a few stray strands. If you are angrily ripping your hair out in clumps in your dream, it could mean that you have some internalized anger or frustration aimed at either yourself or something in your life that needs to be resolved.
In our waking life, we can sometimes feel powerless to change the things that we don’t like about where we are in life. People often try to take back some control by changing something that belongs to them, like their bodies or their surroundings.
Some people cut their hair or get tattoos and piercings, others become possessive over their belongings and spaces and change them according to their preferences to feel secure, etc.
In your dream, this concept may manifest in you taking control of your hair and your appearance in an aggressive manner because there is nothing else you feel you can control.
If this resonates with you, take it as a sign that you need to give yourself a break and blow off steam in a healthier way than bottling it up. You may also need to distance yourself from those who you think are stealing some of the power from you in your life so you can see clearly enough to make your own decisions.
Paying Attention to Your Dreams
Many people believe that dreams hold prophecies, which help us see into the future and avoid disaster. There is also the belief that dreams are simply our subconscious sending us messages, trying to relay on information to us that we are not aware of.
This could be the fact that you are battling with stress, and that it is beginning to really affect you. You might be oblivious to this in your everyday life, but your subconscious tries to relay this to you in the dream.
Avoid stressing even more thinking that this dream means that your hair might actually fall out, and rather deal with any emotional stress you might be experiencing.
What Does Dreaming About Pulling Out Someone Else’s Hair Mean?
If you dream that you pull someone else’s hair, it could mean that you are craving attention from that person, or you are desperately seeking closure.
This commonly happens when you are looking for answers to questions from family, your partner, or a friend, and they are avoiding speaking to you. This could manifest as you pulling their hair in your dream.
If someone else is pulling your hair, we have another article to explain that.
What Does It Mean to Dream of Long Hair?
Dreaming of long hair usually means that you are enjoying good health and feel emotionally and spiritually fulfilled. Long hair is also believed to represent wealth and status, so the longer the hair, the more positive your dream may be.
What Does It Mean to Comb Your Hair in a Dream?
Combing your hair in a dream probably means that you are worried and have uncertain times up ahead. This could be at work or in your relationships. You might even be giving off negative energy in your waking life because of this worry.
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