Rod Blagojevich's hair is the stuff of legend-- and late night punchlines. And now the disgraced former governor's lush locks have inspired a line of hair care products.
"Blago: It's Bleep'n Golden Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner" was launched by a the owner of a suburban Chicago company after the idea came to him in a dream.
"We're swamped," Dennis Fath, the owner of Delta Laboratories Inc. in Elk Grove Village, told the Huffington Post Thursday. "I don't know what to do. We're a very small company, and we've had over 200 orders today. And they're still coming in every minute."
Fath said the idea for the Blago-branded shampoo came to him in a dream. It was essential, he said, that the product be volumizing in order to be faithful to the voluminous coif that inspired it. This is the first time Delta, which makes hair care products for other companies, has retailed its own brand.
"We made the bottles golden, so it's bleepin' golden," Fath said. "And we made them volumizing so you could look more like him. He has great hair -- no one can deny that."
Blagojevich publicist Glenn Selig told the Huffington Post that his client has yet to try them.
"He's aware of it, yes, but he has not used it," Selig said. "We hope it passes the smell test."
Selig said Blagojevich will not be endorsing the products, but has no plans to put the kibosh on them, either.
The bottles sell for $8 each or $15 for two on blagohair.com.
Delta Labs joins a long line of companies hoping to make a buck off of the indicted former governor, as NBC Chicago's Andrew Greiner noted.
NBC wanted Blagojevich for its reality show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here" and the income-seeking ex-gov was all set to join the cast before a federal judge blocked him from leaving the country for filming. The owner of a Nevada brothel invited Blagojevich to serve as his apprentice-- and appear on an HBO show about life at the prostitution palace-- and Second City's satire "Rod Blagojevich Superstar" has been wildly successful. Local burger haven Kuma's Corner briefly offered the tastiest of Blago-pegged products: the #!@%¿ Blagojevich Burger.