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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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Yep, Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu Insured His Precious Herr for $1M « Fa(toub) on

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Emily on

How does he put a football helmet on?

Kat on

Just another m-f_ck_r dating himself.

Mrs JP on

WHAT A WASTE IF TIME AND MONEY ON THIS IDIOT”S HAIR

LoveCrazyBeautifulLife on

OMG! Never in all of my life have I ever seen that much hair on one guy. It’s ridiculous!! His hair is big enough for like 4 or 5 people!

Mrs JP on

WHAT A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY ON THIS IDIOT’S HAIR!

WHOMEVER THESE IDIOTS ARE THAT WANTED TO INSURE THIS FOOTBALL PLAYER’S HAIR SHOULD BE FIRED!

Elaine on

That’s Chaka Khan!

troypfan on

Wow why all the hate? It happens to be just a bad pic of troy from one of the commercials. Seriously while it is wonderful to donate hair do any of you haters do it yourselves? Didn’t think so. Troy happens to be a really great guy not to mention an incredible football player so lay off. I’m glad he’s on my team. Go STEELERS!!!!

satire247 on

I give it all up for a full season of playing football instead of being hurt. If only he could land on his hair after he hits someone.

ALC on

He should give his hair to the “Locks of Love” and help sick kids. Like he needs a million dollars…

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