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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imho on

Cha Cha Cha Chia… ;-)

Jacob on

I bet that smells

Lisa on

It’s absolutely amazing the amount of jealousy shown in these posts towards this man’s hair. If you want to donate YOUR hair to Locks of Love, then do it, but it’s none of your business what this man does with his hair. He obviously takes good care of it. Those thinking about lice or smells, it most likely reflects back on those particular posters and their own hygiene.

Dale on

This “insurance policy” is all just one big publicity stunt, so head and shoulders can get more publicity for the campaign.

How can his hair get injured, I just don’t get it….someone will sneak into his house at night and cut it all off?

This article is just giving the advertiser what they want, free publicity.

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[...] People reports that Head & Shoulders has covered their spokerperson’s double hair waterfall with a halo of protection by buying an insurance policy from Lloyds of London. Head & Shoulders said in a statement that Troy’s “hair is so thick that, end to end, it spans 1,100 football fields and can hold approximately 24,062 pounds.” Troy, who is the safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers, hasn’t touched his locks with a pair of scissors for 7 years. [...]

A Die Hard Football Fan on

Women make me sick…

I LOVE Troy Polamalu! That pic above is for a commerical. That’s why his hair looks so huge. He better never cut his hair for any reason.

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[...] Polamalu has reportedly not trimmed his three-foot long locks in the last eight years and takes some 45 minutes before each game to set it. “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,” Polamalu said in an interview with People.com. [...]

Penelopecopp on

All that hair is not his. But I digress. He is Somoan…the hair is a DNA thing.

DB on

OMG…grow up and get a haircut!

Jennifer on

I hope you people realize that Locks of Love doesn’t actually make wigs for cancer patients from the hair donated. They make wigs and sell them to non-cancerstricken consumers. Part of the proceeds from the wigs sold goes towards purchasing wigs for the cancer patients. It’s a scam and I wish people would see it for what it really is :(

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