Here's Why Zayn Malik Shaved Off His Famous Hair

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Update: Zayn Malik rarely explains his beauty decisions, but it seems as though his most recent hair transformation came with plenty of practical intentions. The singer told BBC Radio 1 on Friday that his recent shave was all thanks to too much peroxide.
"I just shaved my head because I’d bleached it too many times and it was a bit destroyed,” he told the station. To be honest, we're not all that surprised by his reason — the star has gone through quite the evolution over the years, including a rainbow of hair colors. Our only suggestion: Zayn, get some Olaplex ASAP.
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This post was originally published on September 4, 2017.
Zayn Malik debuted a new look while away celebrating Eid al-Adha with his girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, and their mothers. The photo, shared by the singer's mother, shows Malik with a completely shaved head.
Malik is known for changing up his hair quite frequently, often growing it out, buzzing it short, and experimenting with color. Not one to shy away from a bold look, he's had just about every hairstyle there is. Top knot? Done it. Platinum blond? Yep. Johnny Depp in Cry Baby-inspired coif? Been there, done that. Before shaving it entirely, he had been sporting bleached buzz. As reported by People, during their trip to Gigi Hadid's mother's horse farm in Pennsylvania, Malik seems to have decided that he wanted a change. The former One Direction member's mother Trisha Malik posted the photo yesterday, keeping the caption to three heart emojis, igniting a flurry of fan reactions.

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Fans have been tremendously invested in boyband-turned-R&B singer's tresses from the get-go. It seems that Twitter lights up every time Malik changes his hair. Who could forget the loose curl of 2014? The internet lost its collective mind over a single strand. How will his fans respond to this noticeable, new look? About how you expect.
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However, some fans weren't convinced that the singer actually shaved his head, citing the time he shared a photo with a "new" tattoo that was in fact only temporary.
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Amidst the countless, confused fans, there were quite a few who thought Malik suited the new look.
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Some fans speculated that there may be a hidden reason behind why he decided to try the totally hair free look. Perhaps he's just staying on trend? Shaved heads are having a moment. Whatever the reason, fans have mixed emotions about it. But remember, like that time you tried to cut your own bangs, hair grows back.
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