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

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Guy Style , Hair
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Jon on

Wow, very interesting!

kevin on

fuk bme thas a wig please sayy i wrong

Kim on

LOL..looks like he has a Puli on his head.

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Mary Alice on

He does have beautiful hair, and if you click on the highlight in the article with his name, it shows you his real hair. He is wearing a big wig in the photo with this article.

April on

This picture is of some fake hair!! Just saw him at training camp and his hair is not this crazy!! Troy does lots of charity work in our area (pittsburgh) and in his home state of Hawaii. He has his own foundation to help others as well. I believe that the local news media has asked him about donating his hair and its an after football plan.

Brenda on

Hey Jen,
Ask Aaron Lockett if Troy is a good guy. I bet you’ll receive a far different answer than yours.

Sue on

I wonder what football player out there is willing to pay an NFL fine and “accidently” pull the mop. I’d contributute.

Angie on

If you all had the opportunity for such a grand contract, you would probably do the same. Don’t tell others what to do with their money. He may be already donating funds to a charity or various charities.

Phyllis on

If his hair was straight we wouldn’t even be talking about. But it’s not, it’s long, curly and simply beauitful and he is one handsome man. I hope he never cuts it.

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