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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All I can say is WOW! He plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I saw it the other day on Yahoo Headline news. It always a cusoriity and surprises me how some men hair grow much faster and thicker than a woman’s hair. It’s so wild and curly. I was wondering how does he get it all under a helmet. Could you imagine him wearing cornrows or two strand twists? In my honest opinion, it’s a lovely lion mane but it’s too much. His hair must take a long time to dry as well, it’s so thick! All that hair grown in 10 years. Wow. If he ever wants to cut it, he should donate it to the Locks of Love.Is he Filipino or from the islands like Hawaii? He looks Samoan. Wonder what products he uses?

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