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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kaylee on

It is worth far more than a million bucks!!!!

Barbara Kelly on

Jen is correct, this is not all his hair. LOL! His hair is much tamer but still that beautiful Samoan gene hair! You should watch a Steeler game, his hair bouncing away while he’s running and making a flying leap to tackle someone. You can’t miss him on the field!

One Love on

You have to be Samoan to have hair like that. hahahaha

Jude on

Can you say PhotoShoped ??

Yinzerhoney on

This isn’t his real hair, it shows that in the link. His real hair hasn’t been cut in years because of his religious beliefs, so he won’t be donating it. And his pregaming doesn’t include tightly braiding it- you can see it flying around his helmet! Nevermind it would take atleast 2 hours to even row hair like his lol. Luv you Troy♥

Buhz on

Looks like the HGH doses are really growing the hair these days. Mine is natural and for God’s sake, Comb that mop before you give all the hippies a bad name. \m/

jean on

to jennifer…jus wanted to correct the spelling, it’s “samoan”. we, polynesians have beautiful long hair, men and women..and for troy to cut his hair, yeah right, it’s a samoan thing tho’
good job troy, steelers all the way baby!!!

Josh on

Locks of love is a great organization, but you guys can’t be serious acting like he is selfish for having hair. His hair has so much to do with who he is, If you knew anything about his life, you would appreciate his hair instead of pretending your offended by it.

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