Harry Styles hates his hair.

The One Direction hunk is known for his curly locks but admits his mane can be a ''pain'' because it ''gets in the way''.

Asked what annoys him most, he said: ''It's hard because it's kind of my favourite and also my least favourite thing... my hair!

''I really like it but sometimes it can get in the way, especially when I'm going for a run. Sometimes it's a real pain.''

The 18-year-old singer - who has been romantically linked with a string of older women including Caroline Flack and Natalie Imbruglia -admits he prefers the company of older people and thinks he comes across as wiser than his years.

The 'One Thing' hitmaker added in an interview with Now magazine: ''It's nice to hang out with people who are maybe in a later stage of what I'm going through right now.

''Some of my friends who are a bit older tell me that I am [mature]. That's nice for me.''