The Phrase A Woman’s Hair Is Her Crown And Glory Has Biblical Roots


Have you ever wondered where the phrase “A woman’s hair is her crown and glory” comes from? Apart from the fact that I agree with the statement based on my own feelings toward my hair, there are biblical roots to the phrase that many of us forget.

If you are a Christian then you may have noticed the verse from first Corinthians:

 1 Corinthians 11:15
But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

That verse has been open to a lot of differing interpretations from women believing that only long hair is glory to the woman who has it. However other opinions state that it simply means that if you have long hair then it is “Glory to you”.

Then there is this verse:

Proverbs 16:31

“The hoary [gray] head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.”

And my personal favourite:

Song of Solomon 5:11
His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.

I am particularly partial to this one because the description fits my hair perfectly, bushy, cottony and black as a raven!

There is one more hair reference, one which when I was a child I always made a point to remember because it meant I was safe even when I was scared.

Luke 12:7
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

To this day when things get tough I recite that verse in my head and it immediately helps to soothe my mind. The point is there is a ton of value to that phrase more than you or I even attached to it.

When you care for your hair and style it, you aren’t being excessive or self-absorbed, you are only showing appreciation to a very significant part of you, the part of you that is your Crown and your Glory.


  1. When you’re talking about alopecia, hair damage, avoiding scalp disorders, fast hair growth, hair and scalp care generally, very similar rules apply.

    • My comment doesn’t have anything to do with hair; but it does contain a comment about whose body is whose. Neither of you control the others body. Your body belongs to God. You as a Pastor should know that. And God has the right to do what He wants with us . God is our Father and we are His Children. He has the control, He’s in charge

      • Try I Cor 7:
        Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
        1 Corinthians 7:3‭-‬5 KJV

        Man must be under the authority of God; however, scriptually, husband and wife are to submit to one another. About as clear as it can be in the Word.

  2. Whatever God blesses you with…be it long or short or no hair…it’s a blessing. Doesn’t matter. If your a female just make sure it’s feminine in style. If your a man make sure it’s masculine in style.
    The verse right before the one talking about it being a glory for a women having long hair;speaks the opposite for men’s hair saying long hair on a man is shameful. Men should wear that which pertains to a man and women should wear that which pertains to a woman. I’m guessing this applies towards how your wear your hair also.
    Glad I’m not the only one who was thinking this verse about a woman’s glory being her hair was taken out of context .

  3. I have come across this verse, since I’m loosing my hair. And God said in His word that our hair is our crown of glory and that all of our hairs are numbered. He even cares about the hair that’s on our heads, And I’m praying that God restores the hair on my head. I pray that ever part of my body from head to toe, from every cell and every organ to function perfectly and exactly the way He created it to work in Jesus name. I also pray for all who needs God’s healing touch, whether it’s hair loss, cancer or any physical or mental illness, I pray that God heals every person that needs healing. God is our physician. Just close your eyes and imagine touching the hem of his garment, just like the girl that bled for 12 years, her faith in Jesus healed her. Amen. Blessings to all.


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