Finding hair in your food can be the cause that ruins the meal for some people, while for others it does not bother them as they simply pick it out and keep eating.
If the food has been prepared in your own home, it lessens the blow rather than eating food from a restaurant and finding a hair in it, knowing it could belong to anyone.
In many cultures, finding hair in your food in real life is a sign of luck and good fortune. But, what does it really mean when you have a dream about finding hair in your food? Hair in food dreams can have a few different interpretations and we have gathered some of the most common ones.
What are dream interpretations?
Interpreting dreams is a practice that’s almost as old as dreams themselves. It stretches across cultures, countries, and religions. Many times, the images displayed to us while we are unconscious, are thought to be our subconsciousness or higher self speaking to us. Others may believe it is the only time our spirit guides and ancestors are able to communicate with us. Regardless of who is trying to do the telling, it is the actual telling itself that causes us to seek out the deeper meaning of our dreams. Many ancient societies depended on dreams to drive them forward in their decision-making or had a designated person like a high priestess or shaman that would advise on different areas of life after having dreamt about them.
Different meanings for dreaming about hair in food
Dreaming about finding hair in your food can have many different meanings. In this case, the feelings tied to finding the hair have shown to be more important for the interpretation than much else. And because of the wide variety of meanings attached to this dream, we have gathered the most common interpretations.
1. Issues with power and domination
Dreaming about finding hair in your food can be symbolic of the issues you have with power and domination on a personal level, but also on a societal level.
Perhaps there are a lot of things unfolding around you currently that seem to be out of your control. Having to control or power over certain situations feels frustrating, angering and overwhelming for you.
Hair often symbolizes vanity, appearance, and public image. It may also indicate that you are uncomfortable when you can’t control how others perceive you. Maybe you are finding yourself painted in a less flattering light by others, or by your own actions. The inability to fix this is affecting you a lot.
2. Feeling helpless
Feelings of helplessness tie into having issues with control and power. Having dreams about finding food in your hair can happen at times in your life when you feel isolated and unable to communicate freely about your wants and needs. It is a sign of feeling trapped and tangled in your emotions, without a healthy outlet.
3. Feeling out of touch with the feminine
An abundance of hair, and especially strands of long hair are often symbols of femininity in our dreams. Finding a lot of hair or very long strands of hair in your food can be a sign of losing touch with your feminine side, and the aspects of what you consider to hold your femininity.
This could also apply to losing touch with a female role model in your life. Perhaps this relationship is dwindling and you feel helpless to stop it, or you have grown out of seeing them as a role model.
4. Taking advantage
If you feel as if you have recently been taken advantage of, or betrayed, then this dream could appear to you. This dream could also serve as a warning if you are not yet aware of this situation. The dreamer could be surrounded by someone who is taking advantage of them, but disguising their intentions well. This is symbolic of finding hair hidden away in your food.
But just as this can be a sign of taking advantage and betrayal, this dream can also come to you if you are the one hiding your intentions. The dream serves as a reminder that all things done with cruel intentions come to light. This dream is all about perspective!
5. Remaining goal-oriented
This is a sign of your diligence, passion, and dedication to your goals. You are already a very goal-oriented person, and this dream is a reminder that you need to stay on the path you are currently on, as it will lead you to your goals swiftly and with grace.
Remaining positive about the outcome, and continuing to be hard working are key. The long journey is reaching its end and you are almost there!
6. Ignoring parts of yourself
This dream can be a sign that you have been ignoring parts of yourself for too long. You have put your own needs and wants on the shelf, in order to please others. This could speak to your physical state, but also your mental state. A dream like this is often followed by feelings of confusion.
Take this dream as a sign that you need some pampering and some quality alone time!
7. Birth of a new chapter
Here, the fallen hair represents an old part of your life, a chapter that has shriveled up and is in its end times. Being able to let go of the old ways will serve you well. You are finding yourself on the brink of stepping into a new chapter in your life. All the effort you have been putting into moving on has finally paid off, and you are ready to discover new opportunities.
8. Seeing another person pick out hair from their food
This is often a negative sign. Especially if the person is a guest. If you have partaken in any gossip, this is a sign its effects will come back to bite you, leaving you in the middle of an awkward mess. This may be a warning, that if you continue to speak on things that are not your business, you will surely be faced with a humiliating moment.
9. Finding facial hair in your food
finding any facial hair, such as eyelashes or beard hairs in your food is a symbol of intense hunger. This hunger is not literal, but instead, it represents a strong desire for something in your life that you are not pursuing. This dream is a sign that you should start looking into different avenues in life that could lead you to your final desire.
Different hair colors, lengths and textures meaning
There is a slight difference in the symbolism of finding hair of a specific color, texture, or length.
1. Black hair
Finding black hair in your food is often seen as a warning of hard times that are to come mentally often telling of depression and other negative emotions.
2. Gray hair or white hair
Finding gray or white hair in your food can symbolize joy, honor, and dignity. This dream may come to you as reassurance for facing a situation head-on and providing a mature solution to a matter of conflict.
3. Red hair
Red hair is a symbol of clarity and change. Perhaps there has been a situation that has required you to change your perspective. Red hair is also a symbol of sensuality.
4. Curly hair
Finding curly hair in your food is a sign of unhappiness and in some cases misfortune. This can also represent relatives or friends who do not have your best interest at heart. A long curly hair strand has been known to symbolize weakness or sickness of the mind and/or the body.
5. Straight hair
Finding a long and straight strand of hair in your food is often a sign of reconciling with a person from your past, it could also symbolize the longevity of an upcoming trip or journey.
6. Short hair
Finding short hair in your food is a symbol of shocking news or participating in a fight or large disagreement with someone you care about, this is an even stronger sign of a warning for the previously mentioned symbolism if the hair is in tangles or knots.
The religious meanings of dreaming about hair in food
1. Hair in food dream meaning in Islam
Dreaming of eating food in Islam does not have a clear meaning. Hair in itself is seen to be pure, and so there is no cause for concern when you find it in your food. Hair also represents a strong bond with your faith.
And so finding hair in your food could be interpreted as a sign to consume more of your faith on a regular basis. Perhaps you have found yourself distracted lately, and this would be the perfect time to reconnect with your beliefs.
2. Hair in food dream meaning in Christianity
Finding hair in your food according to Christian interpretations is a sign of a big surprise event. This could be both good or bad and does not have a clear meaning attached to the outcome of this dream.
Many interpretations suggest that finding hair in your food is a sign of financial surprise, such as receiving a huge chunk of money – you could be in line for a new promotion at work.
However, you may also be at the risk of losing a huge chunk of money, such as facing some unexpected expenses.
Dreaming about hair in food general meaning
Overall, this dream has a very wide variety of interpretations and signs attached to it. It is possible to find a lot of deep meaning in this dream.
It can be seen as a sign of helplessness, feeling overlooked and unheard. It can also be representative of the women in your life, the female role models, and female figures from your childhood, which in turn can cause the dream to be symbolic of growing up and catching up to the traits that you admire about others when you were younger.
This dream is also a sign that you are on the right path in life, and that your projected goals are not too far out of reach if you stay consistent.
According to religious interpretations, hair is seen as an important staple and has a strong connection to the symbol of faith. Dreaming about finding this in your food, could be a sign that you should dive deeper into your faith, especially if it has been slipping away from you recently.
Finding hair in your food could also be symbolic of financial difficulties, and so it may be seen as a warning of some sort, or a divine message to help you remain prepared.
How your dreams reflect your waking life
Your dreams are a powerful tool and an expert on translating the thoughts, emotions, and feelings of your waking life, into your subconscious. Some of the time these can symbolize feelings of deep fear, worry, and self-doubt in your waking life.
Other times they may be signs of joy, contentment, and prosperity. There is also a portion of dreams that could come to you as warnings or a premonition.