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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ms rich on

LooK ridiculous!!!! Looks like he has a big a## hat on!! Wheres his head!!

ms rich on

Looks ridiculous!!! Looks like he has a Big A## hat on!! Wheres his head

brianne on

funny how people think you are selfish if you have long hair and don’t donate it to Locks of Love. Do your research- Locks of Love throws away lots of the donated hair and CHARGES those kids for wigs.

and if someone has long hair and doesn’t want to cut it- leave them alone. they aren’t selfish.

Vanity on

Elaine wins!

Sarah on

Many of the posts here have criticized him for not donating his hair to Locks of Love. However, I’m pretty certain the hair is a large part of the Samoan culture. He also happens to be a very kind, generous person.

Wendy on

I just donated 16″ to Locks of Love, for the 3rd time a month ago! I agree, he needs to do it, too!!

Meg on

Are you people kidding me, His hair is beautiful! I think that jealously could be the motive here!

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Amy Barrett on

He looks so good, flaunt it and insure it!!!

kween on

Awesome HAIR looks great on him

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