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Here's Why The Weeknd Chopped His Signature Locs

And you won't believe what he did with the snipped strands. 
Here’s Why The Weeknd Chopped His Signature Locs
Samir Hussein

For years, we’ve wondered if and when The Weeknd would do away with his signature locs. With a mane as famous as his chart topping records, we weren’t sure the day would ever come.

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Fans are still in a frenzy over Abel's new do.

So, when the singer revealed a new haircut on Instagram earlier this year, let’s just say we couldn’t feel our faces and loved him a whole lot harder (get it?).  In a recent interview, we finally learned what led the “Starboy” singer to his big chop. 

“The vision wasn’t there anymore,” he told Zane Lowe. “It was the greatest feeling of all time [referring to the big chop]. It was so good. I could sleep better, I felt lighter, and when I perform, I perform better and feel better, it’s cool. The best part about all of it, I get to wear f-cking hats again. Wear a f-cking cap and walk into a restaurant and nobody knows it’s you.”

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And while The Weeknd’s haircut was long awaited for some, it took no time for us to get used to his new do.  We love it!

As for the afterlife of his snipped strands, Weeknd also revealed his manager is keeping them in a safe. Only time will tell what he decides to do with them.