09/19/2013 06:24 pm ET

Troy Polamalu Will Cut Hair For First Time In 10 Years To Benefit Charity

Is there such a thing as a "good hair day?" If so, for Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, Nov. 11 will be that day.

The player, who hasn't cut his luscious locks in 10 years, has vowed to get a "ceremonial haircut" on Veterans Day to benefit the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Polamalu made the announcement in a Facebook post Thursday, writing, "We talk about supporting veterans often, but now its time for us all to DO something."

For a measure of how much "doing" that implies: At one time, Troy Polamalu's hair was insured for $1 million.

According to Sporting News, Polamalu has long been an advocate of veterans programs. He runs the Harry Panos Fund, a charitable veterans foundation named in honor of his wife's grandfather, who served as an artilleryman in World War II.

Polamalu's haircut will take place as part of the VFW's "Mane Event," which seeks to gather donations via pledges (and dares) to have donors cut their hair in various styles.

Bleacher Report states Polamalu originally pledged to lop 10 inches off his famous 'do, though he may have since dialed that back.



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