Everyone knows that One Direction‘s fame and popularity was at least 25% due to the various hairstyles of the boys. Every single hair change brought with it new theories about their lives, and intense amounts of tears and/or cheers from various fans.

When one of the better-haired members, Zayn Malik left the band, he went on to shave his glorious head of hair, leading to theories that it was a Britney-style move, designed to signpost a brand new start, making a complete break from the rest of the group.

Well now Zayn’s mum Trisha has caused Zayn fans to melt down by gramming a photo of Zayn in which he is completely bald.

She posted the black and white photo of her with Zayn and his gf Gigi Hadid, and captioned it with three emoji hearts. Cuuuuuuuute.


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It followed what was obvious some lovely in-law time (when Zayn still had hair), with both Zayn and Gigi’s mums posting the same photo of the four of them, celebrating Eid al-Adha, a Muslim holiday.

❤️Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating…….

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As with every move any ex-member of 1D makes, there were plenty of people unhappy with Malik’s new bald look, especially members of his very! dedicated! fan group, the ‘Zquad’, who did not hold back.

Ouch. Come back soon, Zayn’s hair. I guess.

Image: Instagram/Trisha Malik