Steelers Troy Polamalu To Cut Hair For Charity

Wow. This is gonna be weird.

Wow. This is gonna be weird.

If you’re finding it difficult to remember what Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu looks like without his trademark long longs, you’re not alone. Too see his dome shorn you’ve got to go all the way back to high school or his freshman year at the University of Southern California.

Polamalu in high school.

Polamalu in high school.

Polamalu with former teammate Carson Palmer.

Polamalu with former teammate Carson Palmer.

Meaning it’s been well over a decade since Polamalu’s last haircut. He may have had a few trims over the years, but nothing of circumstance—just the occasional appointment at the salon to address split ends.

Well, it looks like that’s all about to change for the Head & Shoulders pitchman. For the first time in forever, Polamalu is set to have his hair cut.

He’s not just looking to change things up though. Polamalu’s “ceremonial haircut” will come on Veterans Day and will benefit the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) charity. According to reports, he’s been a big supporter of charitable veterans causes for years.

Polamalu runs the Harry Panos Fund, which is a foundation named in honor of his wife’s grandfather, who served in World War II.

The big day is set to be a part of the VFW’s “Mane Event” on Veteran’s Day. The organization is gathering donors and pledges from high-profile haircuts to raise money for vets.

According to Bleacher Report’s Gabe Zaldivar, Polamalu initially promised to cut a “whopping 10 inches of hair to organizers.” But apparently he’s been backing off that promise a bit, only posting to Facebook that he’s prepared for a “ceremonial” cut.

Either way, it’s going to going to be a very shocking change in Pittsburgh. Between Polamalu’s hair and the Steelers looking at a 4-12 season, it looks like things are going to get very interesting in the Steel City.

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