Troy Polamalu’s Hair Insured for $1 Million

Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu may have just become the man with the most expensive hair in the world. Head & Shoulders has revealed that it has insured Polamalu’s massive curls for $1 million with Lloyds of London in an effort to protect the locks of the shampoo brand’s new spokesman.

Polamalu has reportedly not trimmed his three-foot long locks in the last eight years and takes some 45 minutes before each game to set it. “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,” Polamalu said in an interview with

Polamalu, who is of Samoan decent, said it is important in their culture to take care of one’s hair as it “is a sign of power and strength.”