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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Ryan on

That hair is his strength I hope the Steelers paid for his insurance policy!

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Raquel on

wow, he has beautiful hair…no he shouldn’t cut it. there is no one out there with hair like his. Why should he be like everybody else.. I would LOVE to have hair like that… maybe not that big, but i would love to have that texture.

trsquare on

That can’t be his real hair in the picture because then he’d never get his helmet on. He does have a great head of hair, though, but it IS only hair and to have it insured for $1 million is ridiculous.

GoodTxGirl on

People it IS his hair and he braids it tightly which is why it takes 45 minutes pre-game – did ANY OF YOU watch the Pittsburgh game last night?

Tam on

just because someone has long hair doesn’t mean they should cut it off and give it to charity. Should I give one of my kids to a couple who is infertile? What is up with everyone thinking just because someone has more of something they should share? isn’t that communism?

Vannessa on

Peggy Smith – a nesting bed for lice? That comment makes you sound angry and hateful. You probably think that way because his hair it looks so different from what you think it pretty or clean. Open your mind.

benny on


Gina on

OMG…please tell me you people don’t actually think this picture is of his real hair. It is obviously fake and exaggerated for a humorous commercial. And he doesn’t tightly braid his hair either (which PS would take more than 45 minutes). Google the man, you’ll get your answers.

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