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No. Even though they faced the toughest enemy they ever encountered and became badly wounded directly after, at the end of the movie, they continued their work on the police force.
The most obvious reason could be that it was to show that Riggs was getting older. Also this film was known to have been fast-tracked from pre-production to final release: filming began in January 1998 for a summer 1998 release and so it could be that Mel Gibson just didn't have time to grow his hair back. Also, in Lethal Weapon 3 everyone was ragging on him to get a haircut as it was the 90's. So it's likely he just finally caved and decided to get with the times.
The British BBFC 15 versions of this movie are heavily censored. Especially the fighting sequenes were trimmed extremely and nearly 90 seconds are missing and 33 scenes were altered. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
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