Taraji P. Henson Teams Up With Jergens for Shea Butter Line

The actress wants the public to know that Black can crack.

Posted: 10/03/2013 12:54 PM EDT
Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson wants to put an end to the belief that Black skin is naturally resistant to cracking. By teaming up with Jergens, the Think Like A Man actress is promoting the brand's new shea butter line and explaining that Black skin still needs some TLC if it's going to stand the test of time.

"You have to take care of your skin. You just can't assume 'I'm Black, I don't crack.' No, if you don't take care of it you will crack," Henson told The Huffington Post.

Jergens is working with the Global Shea Alliance as they turn to nearly 16 million women in West Africa for their harvest of shea nuts. The organization makes sure these women are properly cared for for their hard work.

"So many people go to Africa and they take, take, take. It's very rare when someone comes in to give to the people," said Henson, whose maternal ancestors hail from Cameroon.

To view the documentary-style video titled "Women's Gold: The Empowering Story of Shea Butter," which is narrated by Henson, click here.


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