(UPI) -- Troy Polamalu's luscious locks are so epic that he had them insured for $1 million back in 2010. But the Pittsburgh Steelers safety was willing to let exactly four snippets go for a Veterans Day charity event at Heinz Field on Monday.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation, Head & Shoulders and Polamalu joined forces to raise money and awareness for veterans causes. All four of Polamalu's locks will be auctioned off for the VFW.
"I understand the issues that veterans and their families face while serving our country, and I am honored to join the Veterans of Foreign Wars Mane Event, encouraging the nation to unite for veterans for a second year,” Polamalu said at the event. “By getting my hair cut on Veterans Day, I am showing my commitment to the men and women who served our country, the real heroes."
"My hair is more like an appendage that's been growing and I don't want to lose it," the 32-year-old NFL pro told GQ. "I definitely wouldn't be cutting my hair if it weren't to help raise awareness and support the cause."