Taraji P. Henson Just Blessed Us With A Whole Rod Set Tutorial

Taraji P. Henson
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Taraji P. Henson has been giving us hair life with textured tresses — whether rocking them as under-the-wig cornrows or with her current red hot kinky coils. So of course, we were all for it when she launched her own haircare line, TPH by Taraji, aimed at textured tresses.

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And, now we’re obsessed with her rod set skills. Without access to her go-to hairstylist Tym Wallace (because, quarantine), the Empire star took to Instagram to show off a full tutorial on how she achieved her own fab natural fauxhawk.


“COVID 19 got me doing my own glam from head to toe!!!,” she shared in a video talking about doing her hair. “If this acting thing don’t work out I have another plan! 😫😂😂😂 Used ALL @tphbytaraji PRODUCTS FOR MY HAIR!!! 🙏🏾💋💋💋”

She also did her own makeup and nails! “Full-on spa here,” she says in the video.

Taraji then took us through her whole setting process, using rods and pink silicone rollers along with her own Tough Cookie styling defining gel and a new goodie she is looking to launch with her line.

β€œI’m using a little bit of Tough Cookie to stretch it because my hair has that kickback,” she says while finger combing the product through a back section of her hair. “It doesn’t want to stay straight. So, I put the Tough Cookie on it to keep it as straight as I can. Then I follow through with the mousse we are trying out.”

Press play below to watch her work.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is digital media director for Hype Hair and founder/Black beauty director for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the top hair and beauty directory for women of color.