Brown-haired Niall Horan is somehow really a different person than the platinum blond cutie from One Direction's earliest days. He's the lovable Niall we've always known, but he's grown up so much over the years. Sure, you could chalk his differences up to maturity, a lifetime of new experiences, and his solo career – but we would like to think that his dark hair has also specifically helped in fundamentally changing him as a person.
We also thought that the color is here to stay.
But when Niall stopped by for an interview with The Zach Sang Show, he was asked if Blond Niall "would ever rise again" – and he spilled more about the style than ever before.
"I keep getting asked that, I feel like that's the general consensus that I should," he said.
"Actually, I do miss the blond. But I think I just got bored of every month having to go and sit there for like three hours [to dye it]," Niall explained. " It's a pain in the a**, I may as well just leave it the way it is."
But Niall added that it was always his idea all along to have his hair blond in the first place.
"I started doing it when I was like 12 or 13. So 10 years is a long time putting that crap in your hair," he said. Indeed it is.
Luckily, Niall's true fans know that the hair color doesn't make the man – and we love it his locks no matter what they look like. (Especially since he can pull off any shade he tries anyway!)
Click through the gallery to see more photos of Dark Hair Niall, and make sure to catch his full interview in the player above.