Washington Redskins‘ running back Roy Helu was asked about his hair during a recent interview. He was specifically asked if he was growing it out to score an endorsement deal like Troy Polamalu. The Pittsburgh Steelers‘ safety is of course a big spokesman for Suave shampoo. Helu said that wasn’t the reason behind growing his hair out, but that he wouldn’t mind a deal like that either.
“That’s not the purpose of growing my hair out. I want to make sure that I say that. But, you know, if something comes along? Suave? I’m not a Suave user, but I know that they’re pretty affordable, and I want to be marketed to the blue-collar people who can’t afford Head & Shoulders. Suave’s No. 1, you know?”
Now it appears that Suave has learned of Helu’s comments and rewarded the running back with some free products.
— Suave Beauty (@SuaveBeauty) October 29, 2013
So while Helu didn’t land himself an endorsement deal, this is certainly not a bad consolation prize. A year’s worth of shampoo would only equate to about three or four bottles, but since they sweetened the pot with a year of Suave Men products, it’s not too shabby of a deal.
I don’t think you can close the book on Helu ever getting a commercial with Suave, but it’s safe to say they currently have the right man for the job with Polamalu.