Borg drones lose hair soon after assimilation, and the Borg Queen told Seven of Nine after Seven's implants were removed that the humans made her in their image and gave her things like hair, and I take this to imply that the Borg Queen does not consider hair to be part of the Borg appearance. So why does Locutus still have hair after full assimilation?

Picard / Locutus, with some hair on his head towards the back

In contrast, Janeway did lose her hair, including eyebrows, after assimilation, though just like Picard, she did not remain Borg for very long and her implants were soon removed as well.

Assimilated Janeway with no hair

Is there an in-universe explanation of this?

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    Drone1: "Initiate standard shaving procedure?" Drone2: "Negative. Subject appears to be be biologically self-shaving." Jun 15, 2020 at 0:38
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    Locutus wasn't fully assimilated. He was meant to keep some humanity so he could act as a bridge between the Borg and the Federation. Jun 15, 2020 at 1:11
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    @RemyLebeau - q.v. Why does Locutus have a name? etc
    – Valorum
    Jun 15, 2020 at 7:02
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    Why did the Borg name Locutus? Jun 15, 2020 at 7:11


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