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Blagojevich Reveals His Hair Care Secrets

05/25/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich divulged some of the secrets behind his famous coif when TMZ caught up with him at LAX Airport Thursday.

Asked what kind of hair care products he used, Blagojevich credited his roots in the "Disco Era."

"Let me say this," Blagojevich said. "I came of age in the Disco Era when the brush was like an extension of your arm. So you know, habits form early. But, you know, just comb my hair a lot."

As to whether he's more of a shampoo or conditioner guy, Blagojevich quickly said shampoo before wondering if he was being setup.

"You like that?" Blagojevich asked the laughing TMZ cameraman. "Are you making fun of me?"

The cameraman from TMZ, whose recent foray into political coverage has included intense scrutiny of Rep. Aaron Schock's (R-Ill.) abs, assured him it wasn't a joke. Satisfied, Blagojevich said his morning hair routine is as simple as "towel dry, comb it and I'm on my way."

But when asked what he would pay for a lifetime supply of hairspray, the former governor had clearly had enough. "I got a lot of priorities in life and that's actually not one of them," Blagojevich said before ducking into a waiting town car.

Blagojevich is in Los Angeles to promote the NBC reality series "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" He wanted to appear on the show as a contestant but was denied permission to travel to Costa Rica, where the show tapes, by the judge in his federal corruption trial.

NBC hoped to have Blagojevich's wife, Patti, take his place on the show, according to the Sun-Times' Natasha Korecki. But she will reportedly stay stateside with her husband:

[A] defense lawyer, who did not want to be named, said the couple will heed their attorneys' warnings and not allow Patti to do the show.

While in LA, Blagojevich snapped promo pictures with "The Hills" stars and "I'm A Celebrity ..." castmembers Spencer and Heidi.

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