Troy Polamalu will cut his hair for military veterans

According to,  Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will cut his hair for military veterans.

The NFL star and celebrity shampoo spokesman will lop off some of his famous locks this November, for veterans. Intitially he had told organizers the trim would total 10 inches, but in a Facebook posting Thursday he called it a “ceremonial haircut” instead.

And he wants all Americans to get a haircut this Veterans Day, too.

If that sounds a bit confusing, don’t worry. Even leadership at the VFW admit it’s an odd connection.

Below is an explanation of the event.

The VFW Mane Event is billed as “a nationwide movement to raise awareness of the issues our veterans face” and a fundraiser for the organization. John Hamilton, adjutant general for the VFW, said the idea is to have members and other Americans sign up with local partner barbers to get a trim on Nov. 11, and talk about a military many citizens don’t fully understand.

Part of it is public awareness. Part of it is giving individuals a chance for another outward sign of support for the military.

Part of it may be that the older war veterans want to you get a decent haircut already, because you look like a hippie.

“In the end, it’s just about another way to support the veterans,” Hamilton said. “And, with Troy involved, we’re expecting to get some good media exposure.”


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