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EXCLUSIVE: Football Star Troy Polamalu's Hair Now Insured for $1 Million

08/30/2010 at 01:30 PM ET

Courtesy Head and Shoulders

Heads up NFL. Opposing teams had better mind the hair pulling–Head & Shoulders has taken out a $1 million Lloyds of London policy protecting their spokesperson, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Troy Polamalu’s famous ringlets. “It’s like J.Lo’s insured butt!” he jokes, comparing the famous urban legend surrounding the singer’s derriere to learning about his own very real insurance policy. The beauty brand has reason to keep Troy’s 35″ tresses under lock and key: Women and men across America are desperate for the secret to those Samoan curls, with some of his manliest teammates even trying to score the secret. “One guy in particular… is stealing all of my Head & Shoulder products,” he laughs. Taking 45 minutes pregame to care for his hair has become a ritual for the all-pro safety, who explains, “It’s correlated to what a warrior in the past would do to prepare for war. You have the Mongolians, the Japanese Samurai, the Spartans–all of these warriors with long hair…and in that way you can almost get into the mind-way, preparing for some type of battle when you are doing your hair.” After eight years without so much as a trim, would Troy ever consider cutting his signature locks? “With this big hair insurance–I don’t think so!” he says. –Katherine Kluznik Rentmeester

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[...] Shoulders’ spokesperson now has his ringlets protected via a $1 million insurance policy. People StyleWatch is reporting the reason for extreme measures in protecting his 35 inch hair is because apparently [...]

Jane on

OMG!! He looks ridiculous and I challenge him to cut it off and give it to the Locks of Love charity!!!

Denise on

Locks of love is a great idea!! I say do it today and make someone suffering from Cancer a very happy person.

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[...] know I’ll sleep better knowing that Polamalu’s gorgeous follicles are well protected. [Style Watch, PR [...]

Lu on

I doesn’t look real!!!! I would have thought it was a joke wig! Why oh why can’t women ever get the eyelashes and hair that men get??? WWWHHHHYYYY

Peggy Smith on

His hair looks ridiculous. Please cut it all off!Talk about a good nesting spot for lice!

Maria on

Is it just me or does he remind anyone else of Diana Ross?

Tami on

I could not agree more re: Locks of Love. He really should consider it. After all — hair grows back. And for him, it would appear to grow FAST. He could even have raffle off tickets to one lucky person who gets to “make the cut,” all proceeds going to cancer research.

Jennifer on

Seriously people? You want to know his secret? HE’S SOMOAN!! Duh! Doesn’t matter what products you use, you will never get that hair!

Jen on

People, please – this photo is not his real hair! It is a photo from an ad for Head and Shoulders. It’s a joke.

He is one of the most decent people you’ll ever meet. A good man with great hair.

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