Curly-haired cutie! Shawn Mendes started growing out his hair while in lockdown with ex-girlfriend Camila Cabello. Not only did Shawn love his new look, but she did, too.

“At first it was a COVID cut,” the Canadian singer shared when appearing on the “Smallzy’s Surgery” radio show in October 2020. “Then all of a sudden I was like, ‘I don’t mind this.’ Then, Camila said that I had to keep growing it and then when your girlfriend says she likes hair, you don’t change it.”

At the time, he also shared some hair-care secrets with BBC Radio 1 host Greg James via text. “Honestly man what works for me is the Moroccan Hydrating Cream,” Shawn said, according to the DJ’s Instagram post. “Then some oil to lock in the edges.”

Before it got some length and bounce, Shawn recalled the beginning stages of growth when his locks were “hideous”.

“I was in that stage for a couple months, and it was great because every day I walk up around the block and there was paparazzi taking photos of me,” he joked. “I had a headband on because I was like there’s no way I’m going to get away from this bad phase.”

In February 2021, Camila even praised her ex-boyfriend’s hairstyle with an Instagram caption that read, “My Valentine’s got a ponytail!” Days later, fans were shook when the Canada native shared a selfie with a brand-new ‘do via Instagram Stories and captioned the snap, “Goodbye long hair!”

This isn’t the only hairstyle he’s tried out throughout his time in the spotlight. From long to short, click through our gallery to see how Shawn’s hair has changed over the years.

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