Skip to content
Deacon Keith Fournier Hi reader, it seems you use Catholic Online a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. We're not salespeople, but we depend on donations averaging $14.76 and fewer than 1% of readers give. If you donate just $5.00, the price of your coffee, Catholic Online School could keep thriving. Thank you. Help Now >

Troy Polamalu's hair insured for $1 million

Free World Class Education
FREE Catholic Classes

By Catholic Online
9/1/2010 (9 years ago)
Catholic Online (

Famous locks featured in shampoo commercials

Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu is not only an distinguished player . he also possesses outstanding head of hair, three feet long and always seen trailing out of his football helmet as he runs across the football field to victory. His luxurious locks have now been insured by Lloyd's of London for a cool $1 million.

Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu is set to appear in a series of TV spots and print ads flaunting his hair for the shampoo company.

Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu is set to appear in a series of TV spots and print ads flaunting his hair for the shampoo company.


By Catholic Online
Catholic Online (
9/1/2010 (9 years ago)

Published in Sports

P>LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - That's how much Polamalu's hair is worth to shampoo company Head and Shoulders, which has previously run advertisements with the Steelers safety.

The shampoo company took out a $1 million insurance policy with the massive British reinsurer Lloyd's of London. The hair care brand boasts that Polamalu's legendary locks are "so ridiculously full and thick that end to end [his hair] spans 100 football fields."

No other NFL player's hair has been so recognizable to warrant this first ever type of insurance policy.

"Head and Shoulders have gone above and beyond by insuring my Samoan locks for a cool $1 million dollars. This reinforces that my full and thick hair is unstoppable," Troy Polamalu says.

Polamalu is set to appear in a series of TV spots and print ads flaunting his hair for the shampoo company.

Polamalu is of Samoan descent. Despite Polamalu's hard-hitting style on the gridiron, he is known off the field as a soft-spoken, Christian family man.

Polamalu is an Eastern Orthodox Christian, having converted through the influence of his wife Theodora. He makes the Sign of the Cross after every play. Among his spiritual activities is a pilgrimage to Orthodox Christian sites in Greece and Turkey, taken in 2007.

He seldom gives interviews, but when he does, he often speaks of the role his spirituality plays in his life. Polamalu has said that he tries to separate himself from his profession as much as possible, like not watching football games at home. He prays after each play and on the sidelines. 


'Help Give every Student and Teacher FREE resources for a world-class Moral Catholic Education'

Copyright 2019 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK


More Sports

Croatia vs. France: How do the World Cup teams line up in the Catholic Church?

Image of France may have won the World Cup, but who would win in the Catholic Church?

On Sunday, France and Croatia will square off on the soccer pitch for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship. While most U.S. Catholics are ... continue reading

The 2018 Olympic Games open with one ominous sign Watch

Image of Vice President Mike Pence refused to stand at the entrance of the unified Korean team. Does this portend difficult times ahead?

The 2018 Olympic Games have opened in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The opening ceremonies saw the North and South Korean teams enter the ... continue reading

Is it acceptable for a Catholic to enjoy watching the Super Bowl? Watch

Image of

Super Bowl Sunday. It's as American as apple pie, but in recent years, controversy has erupted over the beloved American pastime and - ... continue reading

Black magic? Have you heard about the curse broken by the Chicago Cubs? Watch

Image of The Chicago Cubs have won the 2016 World Series.

The Chicago Cubs have won the 2016 World Series in a 10-inning game, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-3. The win breaks a 108-year losing ... continue reading

Was Arnold Palmer Catholic? Archabbot shares his story of friendship Watch

Image of Arnold Palmer won 95 professional championships and seven major tournaments.

The world lost a great human being and legendary sportsman in Arnold Palmer. The golfer passed away on September 25, a day before he was to ... continue reading

Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.

Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.