As a theologian, I developed an interest in knowing more about how God wants us to present our physical selves, as we are a representation of him on earth. I was especially intrigued by how the Bible calls on believers to keep and maintain their hair and wondered if it is okay for people to dye their hair. To get the answer, I dived into extensive research using different Christian materials. I also visited other theology professors to understand if one can go to heaven with dyed hair. Last week, a member of my online Christian forum wanted to know if she would go to heaven with dyed hair. The question had come from our previous discussion on what the Bible says about hair. From the vast knowledge I gained from my research and visits, I had the answer at my fingertips. So, can you go to heaven with dyed hair?
Bible scholars suggest that one can go to heaven with dyed hair, as no scripture in the Bible warns against dying our hair. However, these scholars suggest that it might be a sin to dye hair for rebellion or other reasons that do not please God.
So, join me until the end as I explore more about this topic. I will discuss what the Bible says about dying hair, if God cares if you dye your hair, and if dying hair is a sin, among other interesting topics.
What does the Bible say about dyed hair?
The Bible does not say anything about dying hair. The scripture that talks about hair is in 1 Peter 3:1-4 when Peter warns the women against focusing more on their outer beauty, such as expensive or elaborated hairstyles. Apostle Peter reveals to them that their beauty should come from their inner selves because that kind of beauty is great and worth before God’s eyes. Since the Bible does not command one not to dye their hair, Scholars have suggested that it is okay if it does not make one proud and forget their purpose for God.
Does God care if I dye my hair?
Knowing whether God cares if you dye your hair is impossible because the Bible does not talk about it. However, God reveals in 1 Samuel 16:7 that he does not care about outward appearance but looks at the heart. With the above scripture, we can say that God does not care if you dye your hair as long as your heart pure and sincere. God reminds us in 1 Corinthians 10:31 that we should only do that that brings glory to Him.
Is dying my hair a sin?
The Bible does not reveal whether dying our hair is a sin. If a person dyes their hair for Godly purposes, that may not be considered a sin. For example, a person can decide to dye their hair a different color, to fit the people they are going to minister to in a foreign language. Apostle Paul used his freedom in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 to spread the gospel and win souls. However, scholars suggest that dying your hair may be a sin if you only do it for the wrong reasons. For instance, if you are dying your hair to be rebellious against your teacher, parents, or bosses, it is a sin, as you would have disobeyed authority, which God warns us in Romans 13:1.
Will dying my hair keep me from getting saved and go to heaven?
Dying your hair will only keep you from getting saved and going to heaven if you do not accept Jesus, as no one can go to heaven except through Jesus, as stated in John 14:6. You may also miss going to heaven with your dyed hair if you do not believe in the Lord Jesus and receive salvation as recorded in Acts 16:31. Bible scholars have agreed that it is okay for one to dye their hair as long as they do not lose themselves or stop doing what God commands. Dying hair is more of an outward act, and God looks at a person’s heart.
As a devout Christian, I have always been passionate about the Christian faith. This inspired me to pursue a degree in Religious studies and a Masters in Theology in college. I have also been privileged to teach 4 Christian courses in a college and university. Since I am dedicated to spreading the word of God, I am actively involved in the Church. Additionally, I share his word online and cover diverse topics on the Christian faith through my platform. You can read more about me on the about us page.