Grooming dreams, like all dreams, is your subconscious holding up a mirror to your waking life. The face in dreams, and how it appears, reflects how you see yourself; your fears, your feelings, your anxieties. Hair, on the other hand, is usually associated with how your mind works and what you’re thinking.
Here’s what’s up when you dream of haircuts and other grooming stuff.
Your Hair is Being Cut
Suddenly you’re staring at a completely new head of hair in the mirror. Haircut dreams tend to imply that you’re experiencing a decrease in strength, or power, or that you’re being censored in some way. If you’re going through a stressful time at work or feel particularly out control in some relationship, you might be in that dreamy barber chair soon.
Shaving Your Mug
A good shave will keep your face looking sharp and help keep your skin clean. A shaving dream might mean that you’re going to change some minor aspect of your life. Which, if you think about it, makes sense. Shaving your moustache or beard is a minor change to your appearance, but remember, your face represents how you see yourself. If you go the next level and shave your head, that’s a sign that you’ve got more of you to share with the world, something yet to be revealed.
Washing Your Face
Don’t want zits? Then wash your face! But if you find yourself furiously doing it in a dream, it may mean you have to come clean about something. (Did you eat the last slice and lie about it?) The whole washing thing is akin to Lady Macbeth, she couldn’t get that damn spot out of her hand when she was sleepwalking, and it drove her mad. If you’ve got something you need to get off your chest, do it! Don’t go crazy.
You’re Growing a Beard
Beards are a thing these days, at least once you grow one. But when you grow one in your dreams, it could mean you want to hide something. Since the face represents you, covering it up suggests you’ve got some deception going on.
Shampooing Your Hair
This is a sign that you’re coming up with a different approach to something, a new way of thinking. Maybe you’ve been dealing with some weird stuff at the office, or you’ve been fighting with a friend. The shampoo will set you free. You’re just on the cusp of greatness. Figures it starts with your hair.
Combing Your Hair
Some quality time with a comb and brush will do your hair worlds of good. Should you find yourself messing with your locks in your dreams, you may be starting to look at new ideas in your real life. It’s like you’re almost there, and you’re just getting your act together. Think of it as a precursor to the shampoo dream.