Taraji P. Henson teases launch of haircare line

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson has teased the launch of her new haircare line TPH by Taraji.

The Empire star has been working for years on creating the perfect debut collection, and now the 18-piece line, which caters for every hair type, is almost ready.

"Guys, TPH is coming. It's coming, very soon. Stay tuned," she teased in a short clip on Instagram.

TPH is divided into four categories, covering the basics of cleansing and care, repair, treatment stylers, and scalp-care products for textured, afro and curly hair.

At the heart of her haircare collection lies Taraji's determination to avoid other women becoming embarrassed by their hair, and recalled a time when she was mortified when having her weave taken out at the salon.

"The first time I went to get the weave taken out, it smelled like mildew. I was so embarrassed. I was washing my hair, but wasn't drying the weft," she explained to Allure. "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, and then they sew the hair tracks 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."

This incident inspired her to create the clarifying Master Cleanse, which is based on a homemade cleanser Taraji created to refresh her scalp when she wear weaves.

And the 49-year-old insisted that TPH is for every curly-haired woman, not just for those who wear weaves, with products such as the Never Salty Scalp Scrub ($13/£10), Honey Fresh shampoo ($10/£8) and Make It Rain conditioner ($10/£8) suitable for all.

TPH by Taraji is available now from the Target website and in stores from 29 January.

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