“With God All Things are Possible” says Matthew 19:26 in the Holy Bible. I believe all means any and everything and that includes your hair care. God longs to be a part of every aspect of our lives. God and hair care can be connected and it’s not vanity to do so. Let’s look at 4 Biblical Ways to Grow Hair.
Think about how you feel about your own children. If you don’t have any, think about how you might feel if you did. Especially as they grow up. You want to be a part of everything that pertains to them.
How much more, the Creator of the universe!
So, in this post I’m sharing four ways to include God in your hair care. Initially, I was only going to share three ways but then I was reminded of another!
1. Focus on a scripture for the month that supports your hair goals
The first way to make it so that there’s a connection to God and hair care is to focus on one scripture per month that supports your hair goals. You can even make a bible study out of it.
For example, if you want longer hair, or you simply want to extend your hair length, you could meditate on for example, in 1 Corinthians 11:15 the Apostle Paul says (under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit) “But if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering.”
Every month throughout 2021 I focused on a specific scripture each month. These verses of scriptures remind me that God is invested in the things that are of concern to me. So, I remind myself of His promises by focusing on what God says that can be related to what I’m looking to achieve with my hair.
When I write out my hair plan for the month, I also write out the verse of scripture I’m focusing on. I use this Faith Based Monthly Hair Plan printable to do that.
2. Pray and ask God for wisdom and guidance to care for your hair
Another way that you can include God in your hair care is to pray to Him and ask him to give you wisdom. Sit at the feet of Jesus and talk to Him.
God created you and that includes your hair! So, doesn’t it make sense that if you are having issues with it, you should go to the one who knows all about it because He made it?
You’ll find that when you pray and ask God for guidance, He may lead you to specific experts to help you. You may also find that He will just guide you in what products and techniques to use and what products and techniques to avoid.
Take the limits off and seek the Creator for help with your hair. Some say it’s vanity but would it be vain for you to ask God to help you if you had problems with your heart? He made that too.
3. Journal the goals you have for your hair
Similar to having a verbal conversation with God in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (prayer), journal out what your goals and dreams are for you hair, talking to God about it.
Journaling in general can be cathartic. Journaling with a purpose for your personal hair care is a targeted way to help you reach your hair goals.
4. Make confessions about your hair based on God’s Word
There are so many promises in God’s word for every aspect of life. You can make confessions for your hair based on God’s Word as well. Here is one such confession to help get you started:
“I seek God’s Kingdom first and I delight in Him. Therefore, He gives me the desires of my heart. My desire is healthy hair and I claim it in Jesus name.”— Based on Matthew 6:33 & Psalm 37:4
What The Old Testament Says About Hair
I’ve quoted a few scriptures from the New Testament that shed some light on the biblical way to grow hair. Let’s now look at some of what the Old Testament has to say:
These scriptures talk about hair in your old age (and for some of us before we even get older!):
“but if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her? For her hair is given to her for a covering.”
The New Living Translation says, “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life.”
I used to dislike my gray hair. I felt like I was getting old (which I am and it’s a blessing) and it didn’t look as pretty as the rest of my curly hair.
This scripture however, made me realize something. Having gray hair isn’t a curse. It’s a badge of honor. It’s a sign that while my hair may be changing in color, it’s also stronger and more resilient.
Another way to see it is to soberly think about what it would be like to have no hair at all. Would you prefer to have gray hair or no hair? I will take a head full of grays any day of the week.
Thinking this way about the significance of hair (especially my gray hair) has me appreciating all of my hair.
The New American Standard Bible says, “The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.”
The King James version says, ” The glory of young men is their strength: And the beauty of old men is the grey head.”
I’d say God has an opinion on the subject and there is a biblical way to grow hair.
1 Kings 1:52 Solomon said, “If he is a worthy man, not one of his hairs will fall to the ground; but if wickedness is found in him, he will die.”
Judges 16:17 says “So he told her all that was in his heart and said to her, “A razor has never come on my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like any other man.”
Now, while we are no longer under the old covenant
If Bible scriptures on the subject of hair interest you, check out: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Hair
And, here are more Bible verses and Quotes about Faith.
If you desire to take better care of your hair or if you need help with any hair issues, the good news is God takes pleasure in His children seeking Him for help. That’s help in any area of life. If your hair is of concern to you, it’s of concern to God.
If you are experiencing hair loss, scalp conditions and change in your hair (like gray hair), seek the Lord’s wisdom. The hair of your head is just as important to him as the nails on your fingers and toes. Just as important as your eyes and your teeth and your internal organs.
Yes, you can live without much hair or any hair at all but just because maintaining and growing new hair isn’t a criterion for life, it doesn’t mean God doesn’t care about it.
Us human beings tend to put more weight on what other human beings say, more than what God has to say. Some even look to social media first before looking to God for answers as to why the hair of their head isn’t growing or maintaining in length.
Yet, it’s the Creator that knows much more about our hair from our hair follicles down to the ends. Wouldn’t it make sense that the very One that created our hair would know the best ways to care for it?
This is why we can look to the Bible for the biblical way to grow hair. Answers from the holy scriptures reveal the love of God and His desire to bless us.
Frequently Asked Questions About The Biblical Way to Grow Hair
1. How do I pray to make my hair grow?
Some view as praying to make your hair grow a mundane practice. However, since God is concerned about everything that concerns you, He wants to hear from you on all matters concerning your life.
So, how do you pray to make your hair grow? Well, you don’t. You can’t “make” anything happen.
What you can do is pray to the Father in Jesus name and present before Him the desire of your heart for your hair to grow.
Gather up 1 or 2 scriptures that will support your prayer and pray in line with those scriptures. Then, trust that God hears you.
You don’t need to continue asking Him for the same thing over and over but what you can (and should do) is thank Him for answering your prayer for longer hair every time you think about it.
Pray humbly and with gratitude but don’t make the outward adorning of your more important than your spiritual walk with God.
2.What is a scripture for growing hair?
While there isn’t a specific verse or verse of scripture that tell you how to grow your hair, there are quite a few verses in the Bible that can support you in growing your hair.
These include (but are not limited to):
- Matthew 10:30 (King James Version): but the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
- Luke 21:18 (New American Bible): but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.
- Psalm 37:4 (New International Version): Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
- 1 Corinthians 6:19 (New Living Translation): Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,
- 1 Corinthians 11:15 (Good News Translation): but on a woman it is a thing of beauty. Her long hair has been given her to serve as a covering.
You can pray these scriptures to God to “affirm” your desire and claims to grow your hair. God honors His very Word even above His name (Psalm 138:2)
Scriptures + Action
However, you still need to do practical things that also support your hair growth.
Some of the practices you can follow to help you with growing out short hair include:
- Having a healthy hair care regimen
- Eating properly
- Hydrating your body
- Massaging your scalp with hair growth oils
- Doing hair styles that don’t stress your hair
- Being patient and know that good things come to those who are consistent, trust God and wait.
3. Which God to pray for hair growth?
The fact that people are asking this question is stunning to me. “Which God?”
There’s only ONE true God and He’s the Creator. All other false gods (little g) are an abomination.
Seeking to grow your hair (or achieve any other thing in life) by way of praying to different gods (fueled by familiar spirits) is dangerous to your very soul.
Don’t be deceived. The enemy (satan) can cause you to believe that there’s more than one God. If you choose to seek after anyone other than Jehovah God in heaven and His son Jesus Christ, you won’t achieve lasting, true success with your hair or your life.
4. Who had beautiful hair in the Bible?
Beautiful hair is subjective. What makes one head of hair beautiful to one person may be different for another. The head of every man (and woman) is designed by God.
If by “beautiful” you are referring to long and healthy, I’d say one of the most beautiful head of hair was possessed by Samson. It was literally the secret of his strength and the enemy knew that.
You can imagine he had long thick hair too. He was said to have “Nazarite hair.” (Read the book of Judges chapters 13-16 to find out more about Samson.
Historically, the Nazarites had uncut hair. They also abstained from strong drink (aka liquor). So, it obviously grew very long. It was a form of consecration during biblical times (Numbers 6:5)
Others that are noted as having beautiful hair in the Bible include Absalom (another man), He was King Solomon’s son and was said to be one of the most beautiful men to ever walk this earth.
Absolom was blessed with such a heavy head of hair (approximately 200 shekels by the king’s weight of measure – about 5 pounds in modern terms).
His hair was very beautiful but he also became very vain behind it. The lesson here is to appreciate your hair but do not make your hair an idol.
It’s interesting that you don’t hear about any women specifically that had long hair but in general God declares that a woman’s hair is her glory. This enforces that there is a biblical way to grow hair.
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:7 NIV (New Testament promise)