The star, who plays Cain Dingle in the ITV1 soap, was forced to shave off his hair after his character was attacked and had to have fake stitches applied for hospital scenes.
He told Inside Soap: "My new hair is really working for me! It's no fuss in the shower, and soon it'll have grown out into a crew cut, which I really like.
"I didn't like it when my hair was first shaved off, though. I thought I looked like Sam the Eagle from The Muppet Show - the character with the big eyebrows."
However, Hordley went on to say that he has now been asked to change his hair back to how it was.
"I'm having to grow it all back now anyway, as I'm under strict instructions from the make-up department at Emmerdale," he added.