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Did You Dream About Brushing Hair? Here's What It Means

A image like brushing hair can be a difficult one to offer an interpretation for. Because our dreams are portals into our subconscious mind, and they may include specific references to our everyday lives, no single dream interpretation fits every dream about brushing hair or any other symbol.

Below are 3 different perspectives on dreams about brushing hair, seen from very different viewpoints.

Which interpretation best explains your dream?


What does brushing hair mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about brushing your hair often hints at the need for clear thoughts and self-reflection. That's the most general analysis.

It can indicate that you are trying to sort out your thoughts and eliminate unnecessary ideas or worries.

Alternatively, if you dream about someone else brushing their hair, it may suggest your perception of that person's self-image or the image they are trying to project. It could also indicate your desire to understand their thoughts and feelings better. Both of these dreams are generally about clarity, understanding, and self-image.

Brushing hair can be a colorful and puzzling dream symbol to interpret. To know with any kind of confidence, it would be necessary to really get to know the dreamer's past and circumstances.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Psychoanalyst,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of brushing one's hair may be thought of as a manifestation of the ego's attempt to organize the chaos of the unconscious mind, much like the act of detangling and smoothing hair.

Some additional thoughts: It may also signify a desire for self-improvement or self-transformation. Conversely, dreaming of observing another person brushing their hair could be a projection of your own self onto the other. This may indicate an unconscious identification with or envy of the other person's perceived self-care or self-discipline. It could also suggest a latent desire to 'untangle' or understand the complexities of their psyche. Both of these dreams, in essence, reflect the Freudian concept of the struggle between the conscious and unconscious mind.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of brushing your own hair is a spiritual symbol of self-nurturing and self-love. It's a divine message encouraging you to take care of your mental and emotional health, to untangle any internal conflicts, and to smooth out your life's path. Conversely, dreaming of someone else brushing their hair signifies your spiritual connection with that person. It's a divine call to understand and empathize with their journey, to help them unravel their issues, and to support their spiritual growth. Both of these dreams are essentially about spiritual growth, self-love, empathy, and the interconnectedness of all beings.

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Which dream explanation works the best for you?

Which interpretation of brushing hair best matches your dream?

Only you can say for sure. Bear in mind that our dreaming mind can be a convoluted thing to understand. Any image in a dream can signify a long list of things — or result from multiple themes from our conscious lives.

Do you have a slightly different interpretation for dreams about brushing hair that you want to share? Chime in with your own analysis to the comments below.

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