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Do bald people have hair in heaven?

Being bald is not a curse or a sin. In fact, some choose baldness, shaving their head. Our attitudes towards baldness have changed over the years – even in the past few decades.

The Bible reveals different opinions towards baldness. God, speaking through Isaiah, was upset with the Israelites and their snooty attitude. He spoke of taking away their luxuries and desecrating their fashion sense by humbling them.

Instead of fragrance there will be a stench;
instead of a sash, a rope;
instead of well-dressed hair, baldness;
instead of fine clothing, sackcloth;
instead of beauty, branding. Isaiah 3:24

This doesn’t mean God made them bald, but spoke against their conceitedness. Hair made them haughty.

In Leviticus, a book for the Jewish priests, God gave the priests the task of examining people and seeing whether they had an infectious disease that would warrant quarantining them from the rest of the population. Bald people were considered okay (clean):

“When a man has lost his hair and is bald, he is clean. If he has lost his hair from the front of his scalp and has a bald forehead, he is clean. Leviticus 13:40-41

So good news—baldness is not contagious or sinful!

In the Bible, the prophet Elisha was teased because he was bald.  God caused the teenagers who teased Elisha to die.  "Don't call my prophet Baldy!"

In heaven, we receive a fully restored body, one free of all impurities and diseases. Since Jesus healed the blind, the crippled and the deaf/mute, we know that it is God’s intention for us to have sight, the use of our limbs and hearing/speech.

Yet, Jesus never healed the bald.

So, a few ways to look at this answer about baldness in heaven:
  • We will have no pride or arrogance about our looks so we won’t care if we have hair or not.
  • Every part of our body will be fully restored to what it was made to do.  Hair follicles were meant to grow hair so they will grow hair.
  • Those who had gone bald with age, will return to their youthful look with hair.
  • Those who go bald as a result of disease, their hair will be restored.
We were meant to have hair and for some reason, because of environment, age or a lack of some vitamin, that hair falls out.  God will give us a fully-follicled head of hair and we'll all look like Fabio.