Taraji P. Henson kicks off Women’s History Month as the March cover girl for Essence Magazine.
Inside the publication, Taraji talks about her upcoming wedding to retired NFL player Kelvin Hayden, her new natural haircare line, and bringing awareness around mental illness in the black community,
I feel like I found my life’s purpose, talking about mental health. I was trying to find it through acting, but then people get caught up in the celebrity. This is real, this is straight to the chase.
This is me!
On her summer wedding:
We plan to get married this summer. He can’t wait. He’s like, “I want my ring.”
I’ve waited my whole life for this moment. It’s not going to be a big show. It’s going to be really small. I’m not going to have a bridal party either. Nice and simple.
On her new haircare line, TPH by Taraji. that you can find in Target:
I know that a lot of women think that just because they have an install that their hair is protected and it’s healthy. You have to clean your scalp first but think about it. If you had dense hair and it’s a scalp product that you’re using, by the time it gets to your root—because I turn into a Chia Pet when my hair gets wet—it’s harder to get to the scalp. So that’s where the tri touch applicator we developed for my line comes in. That’s when I said,
“Wow, this is going to be great, not only for people who have installs but also for people who have really thick, dense hair, like the 4C curly girls.”