TPH by Taraji is a natural hair care line founded by established actress, Taraji P. Henson. The brand markets a selection of paraben-free, cruelty-free and vegan hair care products.
The actress and her brand are part of a growing list of natural hair care product brands, catering to natural Black hair, founded by Black Hollywood actresses. Other similar brands in this niche include Flawless by Gabrielle Union, 4U by Tia Mowry, and Pattern by Tracee Eliot Ross.
Taraji P. Henson’s Love of Hair Was Inspired By Mother
Taraji said that her inspiration to be girly and use various beauty products to spice up her look came from her mother. She says that she was getting perms while she was as young as 6 years old. As she grew up, she started paying more attention to keeping her hair healthy. However, it was not until she was around 30 years old that she decided to go natural with her hair. This led her down the path to developing her natural hair care products.
TPH Natural Hair Care Products
Taraji used to wear protective weaves for her natural hair. After having a hard time finding suitable products to clean and care for her scalp, she decided to take matters into her own hands and develop a homemade scalp care concoction.
While she did not have any intention of launching a hair care line, she would eventually see the sense in such a move. The homemade concoction would eventually become the master cleanse scalp wash by TPH. Taraji knew she had something to offer when her friends wanted to know where they could get her scalp wash product after experiencing its positive effects.
“I understood very young that your scalp is your foundation,” Taraji told The LA Times. “It needs to be healthy in order for your hair to grow… We don’t come in all one shade, our hair is not all one way.” A product of sheer necessity, TPH is now a fully-fledged natural hair care brand offering a wide array of products. Some of the main products from the brand include curl creams, scalp masks and shampoos, all made without mineral oils, sulfates and parabens.
Over time, the brand aims to meet the demands of people with natural hair, regardless of the hair type. To achieve that goal, the brand has also introduced newer products, such as a hair-strengthening collection containing Jamaican castor oil and biotin. To help remove build-up from wearing weaves, the brand also offers a wig care selection made from apple vinegar.
Back in 2022, Taraji P. Henson introduced Body by TPH. Body scrubs with essential oils, body oil and Shea butter are some of the products in the new collection.
Walgreens, Target, Walmart, CVS and Sally Beauty are just some of the big retailers carrying TPH products.
Today, more and more Black Hollywood stars are choosing to embrace their natural hair — and Taraji is in full support of that.
“I want to be that brand where everybody can come and find something, it may not be everything in the line, but it’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t live without this TPH.’”