Taraji P. Henson has displayed many hairstyles in her career as an actress. Her versatility to wear her natural hair and weaves with ease goes with her down to earth personality. And now she will debut her new haircare line, TPH, by Taraji on January 29 in Target.
In an interview with Allure, the Empire star shared her long history with hair. She often did her friend’s hair while attending Howard University in D.C. as a way to make money.
“I always loved and understood hair,” she says. “Growing up , we took [it] very seriously, I was always in a salon every week getting a different hairstyle.”
The 18-piece line is divided into four color-coded categories: teal for cleansing and care, red for repair, purple for treatment stylers, and yellow for scalp-care products. —Allure
Henson pays close attention to scalp care in her new haircare line based upon past experiences. “The first time I went to get my weave taken out, it smelled like mildew. I was so embarrassed. I was washing my hair, but wasn’t drying the weft,” she says. “When you have a weave or an install, your hair is braided down, and then sometimes they sew a hair net down on top of that. My dilemma was how do I get to my scalp? How do I clean it? I didn’t ever want that mildew smell again.” The Master Cleanse, she calls her “hero product,” is made to thoroughly refresh the scalp, Henson created the homemade mixture to help when she wears added hair.
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🙏🏾💋💋💋 #Repost @tphbytaraji ・・・ We are all hair chameleons! Whether your hair is in weaves, wigs, braids, or its natural state, #TPHByTaraji was created by @tarajiphenson to help you redefine how you care for your scalp and hair. #ServeAndPreserve Exclusively available at @target 🎯In store Jan 29th 🎯
Though we can’t imagine if she were not acting, there would no Baby Boy, Hidden Figures, and the character, Cookie, Henson says, “I know that if I didn’t go into acting, I would have been a cosmetologist.”
We’re happy she’s able to infuse both passions into her lifestyle.
By BSM Team
Feature photo: TPH