The Moment I Learned to (Really) Love My Hair

The Beauty Closet

Apr 21 2021 • 56 mins

Actress, author, entrepreneur, single mom, and mental health advocate Taraji P. Henson credits much of her enormous success (she was nominated for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, won a Golden Globe for Empire and a SAG award for Hidden Figures, sang vocals for the Oscar-winning theme song ofHustle & Flow, and wrote a bestselling and wildly inspiring memoir, Around the Way Girl) to embracing her differences. For her, that’s meant being herself in auditions (as opposed to playing to stereotypes), standing up to teachers as she was raising her son, and one day on a magazine shoot, learning to love her natural hair texture. That experience eventually led to TPH by Taraji, an absolutely incredible line of hair care that’s now sold across the country at Target. Henson has lived more life in her fifty years than most people do in a hundred; her story is fascinating and inspiring (and we got her to tell us the secret behind her skin, which is the glowiest, softest, healthiest-looking we’ve ever seen). (For more, see The Beauty Closet hub.) To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit