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Taraji P. Henson opened up about a musty odor emanating from her very first hairweave sew-in which she kept in for too long.

The 'Hidden Figures' star says she wore hairweave to protect her natural hair. But she left the extensions in too long (for months) and she was "embarrassed" when she had the extensions removed and released a strong musty odor that nearly knocked out her hairstylist!

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"The first time I went to get the weave taken out, it smelled like mildew. I was so embarrassed," she told ALLURE magazine.

The mother-of-one said she learned that day that she didn't do a good job washing her weave extensions, which allowed bacteria and fungus to grow under the extensions.

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"I was washing my hair, but what I wasn't doing was drying the weft. When you have weave or an install, your hair is braided down and then sometimes they sew a [hair] net down on top of that and then they sew the hair tracks on top of that," she explained.

"So my dilemma was, how do I get to my scalp? How do I clean it? I didn't ever want that mildew smell again."

The 49-year-old actress now has a room full of custom weave pieces to choose from, but her first experience with mildew weave led her to develop her affordable TPH haircare line for women too busy to take out their weave for weeks.

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Taraji said she experimented with her own dry shampoo concoction to clean her scalp under the weave.

"The first thing I used was Sea Breeze [skin astringent]. I needed some relief! I found a little bottle, like the ones they put the dye in with the nozzle on top, and put the Sea Breeze in it. It helped, but it dries your hair out. It gets brittle.

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"So I had to figure out how to get moisture down to my braids and clean my scalp. That's what the TPH haircare line is about. It's about scalp care -- and serving looks."

Taraji stressed that her haircare line is not just for "natural hair."

"I don't want people to think that this is a line that is just targeted at natural hair. This line is also for wigs. It's for installs, braids, locs, straight hair, curly hair [that] needs moisture."

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The rap world is mourning the senseless death of East Coast drill rapper Pop Smoke, who was probably more recognized for his signature braid extensions than for his music. Police are hunting four gunmen who broke into the 20-year-old rapper's Hollywood Hills rental and shot him to death early Wednesday. The motive is unknown.
 

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Rapper Jay-Z began wearing hair units years ago when his own hair started thinning. The 50-year-old rap mogul reportedly dyes his gray hair black to match the custom hair pieces he wears. We wonder what Beyonce thinks about her old man taking his hair units off at night like she does.
 

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West Coast rapper Tyga is credited with starting the braid extensions trend among rappers. Male celebrities have long worn hair pieces and wigs to cover their bald spots, but Tyga took it to a whole new level.
 

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Rapper Fetty Wap got called out on social media for rocking fake dreadlocks a few years ago. He eventually removed his male unit and grew his own dreads long.
 

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Singer Chris Brown wore a cute male unit when his hairline started to push back in 2015. His custom units included fake dreadlocks that lasted for about 2 weeks.
 

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There's no shame in rapper Offset's hair game. He is well-known for rocking braid and dreadlocks extensions in his hair. Someone should tell him you can't switch from braids to dreadlocks and back again.
 

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People forget when singer Jason Derulo wore fake dreadlocks back in 2017. He didn't fool anybody back then, but he did bamboozle millions of female fans with that fake peen pic last year.
 

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Rapper Rich Homie Quan was repeatedly called out on social media for wearing hair extensions after he skyrocketed to fame as one of the first SoundCloud rappers. He wears his real hair cut in a short fro now.
 

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For some reason, NBA star Iman Shumpert thought he could get away with wearing braid extensions after rocking a hightop fade a month earlier. Hair doesn’t grow from high top fade to long dreadlocks overnight.

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Some women will be single in 2020 because they don't support their men. A young man named Sam purchased a new lacefront unit for the New Year. But when he FaceTime'd his girlfriend to show her, she put him down and posted his images on social media.

The woman accused her baby daddy of booking an appointment to get his wig installed instead of coming to pick up their daughter.

"Now yesterday on FaceTime you was bald and couldn't come get her cuz you had business to handle.. this the business Sam? A whole lace front!! I'm outdone!"

Ladies would you clown your baby's father for trying to improve his appearance to impress you?

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Gabrielle Union is breaking her silence after she was let go as a judge on America's Got Talent for complaining about the "toxic" work environment. The outspoken 47-year-old actress lasted only one season on AGT before network bosses terminated her and fellow judge Julianne Hough, 31.

According to Variety.com, staffers at the NBC talent competition complained over "half a dozen times" about her various ethnic hairstyles.

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Staffers reportedly complained about Union's hair weave products, telling the mother-of-one that her various hairstyles were "too black" for the show's audience.

But a network source denied that Union only received feedback about hair continuity during season 14.

The news was first reported by lovebscott.com that the Bring It On star and fellow judge Julianne Hough were dropped from AGT ahead of season 15. Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, who are Caucasian, and host Terry Crews, who is Black, are expected to return next season.

According to Variety.com, numerous incidents left Union uncomfortable - such as when guest judge Jay Leno allegedly made a racially insensitive joke while visiting the show's offices.

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"Leno made a crack about a painting on display in a hallway of the show's Simon Cowell, surrounded by his dogs. Leno joked that the pets looked like something one would find 'on the menu at a Korean restaurant'," according to four people who were present at the time of Leno's wisecrack.

According to Variety, Union asked producers to report the incident to Human Resources but, following a conversation with a NBC executive, the matter was dropped.

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Other incidents Union complained about included one involving a white male contestant, who wowed the audience with his quick changes between costumes. At one point, he donned dark make-up to look like the American singer Beyonce - which angered Union and caused her to object to the contestant being in the show.

The contestant was apparently still allowed to audition, but the audition was cut before the show aired.

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The Variety report also claims that both Union and Hough (pictured) were consistently given "excessive notes on their physical experience," which had a big impact on their morale - particularly for Hough.

However, Hough, who wants to keep working in Hollywood, denied the claims in a statement to E! News, telling the outlet: "I had a wonderful time on America's Got Talent, I loved working with the cast, crew and producers. I am happy to continue my working relationship with NBC."

Meanwhile, NBC hit back at the report in their own statement, which read: "America’s Got Talent has a long history of inclusivity and diversity in both our talent and the acts championed by the show.

"The judging and host line-up has been regularly refreshed over the years and that is one of the reasons for AGT’s enduring popularity. NBC and the producers take any issues on set seriously."

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