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Troy Polamalu Haircut? Head And Shoulders Pitchman Cutting Hair For First Time In A Decade? [VIDEO]

Mike Smollins
By Mike Smollins @MikeSmollins
on Sep 20, 2013 12:53 PM EDT
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Troy Polamalu's famous head of hair was cut on Veterans Day this past Monday for charity. (Photo : Reuters)

The famous hair that rests on Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Troy Polamalu's head is going to get trimmed in November. Polamalu, whose locks are famous beyond the NFL, recently said he is planning to get a haircut on Veteran's Day in connection with The Veterans of Foreign Wars' initiative called "Mane Event."

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"Mane Event," which will be held on Nov. 11, will raise awareness and money for veterans that are returning from battles over seas. The hair which has helped make the NFL player a superstar will be gone in a few months, according to Yahoo Sports.

Polamalu has said in the past that he keeps his hair long as a tribute to his Samoan heritage, and the decision to cut it off was a tough one for the 32-year-old, but will be done all in the name of charity.

The haircut means that there will be no more shampoo commericals for at least a little while for Palomalu.

Polamalu once told NBC Sports that he wouldn't shave his head even if it guaranteed him and the Steelers a Super Bowl victory.

"No, I wouldn't," Polamalu told NBC Sports when asked if he'd shed his locks for a guaranteed ring. "And that's not a lack of confidence that I have in our team."

While a Super Bowl promise wouldn't get him to cut his flowing hair, the thought of helping out a charity was influential enough to make the six-time Pro Bowler get a trim for the first time in a decade. His mane is three feet long according to Yahoo Sports, but it will be no more come Nov. 11.

Polamalu took to Facebook to share with the world the shedding of his locks, and posted a YouTube video about the charity:

Polamalu has nine tackles through two games so far this season, but the Steelers haven't gotten on track yet and look to start turning around their 0-2 start with a victory over the 2-0 Chicago Bears in Week 3 this week on Sunday Night Football.

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