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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Gigi on

His hair is BEAUTIFUL!!! Anyone who says different is just jealous.

michele on

I cant believe you thought this was his real hair…his hair is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! This is a wig…..can tell your not Steeler fans LOL

michele on

His realllllll hair not this wig is gorgeous….it is his trademark….since his hair so called became famous lol…..look how many players are trying to incorporate into their own image…….Troy has it though…noone can imitate or compare to his gorgeous curls…long and flowing you want to just run your hands through it…..Damn lucky wife Grrrrrrrrrr LOL

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Yuenglign on

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Steve on

It is a wig. Look close where it parts in the front. You can see the real hair underneath. But it matters not! The only thing that matters is when he bands it into a pony tail and becomes a warrior. Then, he is awesome! GO STEELERS!

Samoan MAMAS on

hahaha i love it TROY!reading some peoples post is hillarious.talkin about ridiculous OBVIOUSLY you all are haters and are ridiculous cause he HAS REAL SAMOAN HAIR!thats how are genes are so please stop with the hating.

trorfan2 on

Oh my! So much hate on here! He should NOT donate his hair, you people are weirdos for even asking him to do that. That is your idea of charity, not his. Leave his hair alone. He DOES look like a man. C’mon, Americans, open your little minds and eyes a bit bigger to understand CULTURE. And the pic is a fake, and if you can’t see that, you really do need to open your eyes or get some glasses or imagination. TROLLS.

Angelique on

He is Samoan…his hair is part of his culture. In his culture, it is what makes the man. Troy is one of the best in the NFL, both as a player, and a person. Troy is one man I don’t mind my 6 year old daughter having on her wall. Don’t knock him ladies, he’s all good!

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