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EXCLUSIVE: Troy Polamalu On Hair, Heroes and Being the New Spokesperson for Head & Shoulders

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Courtesy of Head & Shoulders

Lindsay Lohan and Taylor Swift aren’t the only celebs known for rocking cascading ringlets — Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is as famous as any Hollywood starlet for his head of curly hair. And he’s putting his hair care knowledge to good use with a new role as the spokesperson for Head & Shoulders and their campaign to raise awareness for Operation Once in a Life Time, which helps soldiers in need. When it came to fronting a hair care campaign, the choice was easy for the NFL star, he tells PEOPLE. “Being of Samoan decent, in my culture hair is a sign of power and strength so I keep mine long and curly,” he explains. “But with my rigorous training and having to wear my helmet all the time, I usually experience dryness and scalp itch.” His solution? “Believe it or not, my favorite product is Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky, because it helps to control my frizz.” But beyond endorsing the product itself, Troy enjoys the philanthropic aspect of his new role, telling PEOPLE, “Many people think I’m a hero, but I think the true heroes are the men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives every day. To thank them, Head & Shoulders and I are partnering with Operation Once In a Lifetime, an organization dedicated to helping all service men and women, to grant the wishes of seven soldiers and donate thousands of dollars worth of Head & Shoulders product. I’m excited to give back — but the opportunity is there for everyone to help.” So just how can fans help? “At my Web site, Troytacklesmore.com, anyone can donate one dollar on behalf of myself and Head & Shoulders to fulfill the dreams of the seven soldiers.”

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