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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kimmie1000 on

WOW! It looks like mine. That is what real hair should look like. It’s fun and playful and lots of love making.

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Jennifer Chew on

I guess he does not need a pillow on his bed to sleep at night.

Bj on

What people need to understand is that he can’t cut his hair!!! He’s like Samson. His power is in his hair!!!! :)

He is a beautiful man :)

Ms M on

Ok, I do know that Somoans do have long hair and that in this picture those locks may very well be his, but insuring them for $1m why??? At the end of the season is he giving his hair to some very good deserving cause??? Is it his “religion” how does he wear that helmit???

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DOLORES on

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE his hair. Sooooo SEXY! Would love to run my fingers through it. **wink**

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debbie on

He looks like a fool!

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