New Blagojevich shampoo -- for bouncin' and misbehavin' hair?
We knew it was only a matter of time. Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's horrid helmet of hair has apparently inspired a line of shampoos and conditioners, reports our sister paper the Chicago Tribune.
The brainchild of Dennis Fath, owner of Elk Grove Village, Ill., Delta Laboratories Inc., the Blago shampoo and conditioners come packaged in black and gold bottles that have a vaguely malt liquor/energy drink look about them.
According to the website, the shampoo contains silk protein, keratin and panthenol to strengthen hair and add body and shine as well as vitamin E, and a host of extracts, including green tea, rosemary, comfrey and orchid (for their "anti-oxidant and stimulating qualities").
The end result is described as "a beautiful golden hue," a reference, like the name, to a particularly notable naughtiness he allegedly uttered on a wiretapped conversation.
While the idea may, indeed, turn out to be golden for Fath — he told me this morning he's received as many as 500 orders in a day and a half — don't think the preening pol that inspired it is making a dime from it.
"I've never spoken to him, he has nothing to do with it, and he isn't getting any money from it," Fath said when I asked about any sort of licensing deal. "But I've heard form people in his organization that he's aware of it and likes the whole idea." (Of course, he does.)
No word yet as to whether it helps wash away those stubborn impeachment stains.
— Adam Tschorn
Blago shampoo and conditioner ($11 each, including shipping), available online only at www.blagohair.com.
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Top photo: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich at an April 24 news conference for "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here." Credit: Charley Gallay / Getty Images. Lower photo: Blago bottle. Credit: Delta Laboratories.