TGIN haircare CEO dies at 42 –

Chris-Tia Donaldson was the founder and CEO of Thank God it’s Natural (TGIN) haircare.


Donaldson wrote the e book “Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Natural Hair,” a No. 1 Amazon bestseller, after struggling to seek out good assets on caring for her pure hair within the days earlier than social media. She went on to discovered TGIN in 2011, and inside just a few years, it may very well be discovered on cabinets at Target, Ulta, Walmart, and Walgreens shops nationwide. After her 2015 prognosis with breast most cancers, Donaldson established the TGIN Foundation, with a mission together with offering help for uninsured ladies combating breast most cancers.

Donaldson’s recommendation for girls entrepreneurs

“I believe lots of people have a ardour, however don’t know flip their ardour right into a worthwhile enterprise. And my greatest recommendation could be to simply begin. You’ll make errors, however over time issues get simpler and clearer. One of the toughest components of beginning a enterprise is simply beginning it. Many individuals have a venture that has been burning of their coronary heart for years, but when they’d simply begin researching and doing, they’d discover that God has geared up them with every little thing they should be profitable.” —from an interview for

Tributes to Chris-Tia Donaldson

Rip to the gorgeous Chris-Tia Donaldson. I had the pleasure of interviewing her at the fifth Annual Naturalista Hair Show as she was the keynote speaker. She was so real, pure, and lived in her reality! She was a visionary and TGIN will proceed to thrive due to it. 💕— Mariah✌❤ (@MariahEOates) November 16, 2021

You, my buddy, had been the epitome of grace, tenacity & consuming life to the lees. You had been the image of power, braveness & management. Those of us who had an opportunity to cross your path can solely be described as lucky. We will miss you. Rest in energy.— Rep. Kam Buckner (@RepKamBuckner) November 15, 2021

Chris-Tia Donaldson was an inspiration to so many. She featured me in her e book, we did panels collectively, and he or she was at all times so collectively, so sensible. This is extremely unhappy. I’m sending my deepest condolenced to her buddies & household. Continue to help her model @tginofficial— afrobella (@afrobella) November 15, 2021

CurlMix wish to extends our most heartfelt, honest condolences to the household and buddies of @tginatural’s founder and CEO, Chris-Tia Donaldson.Chris-Tia’s dedication to the pure hair care area and girls’s well being was admirable. We thank her for her contribution! ❣️— CurlMix (@CurlMix) November 15, 2021

#restinpower @DesignEssentials Please be part of Design Essentials in prayer as we ship mild to Chris-Tia’s family members and your complete TGIN household. Thank God (*42*) Natural founder and CEO, Chris-Tia Donaldson, handed away on Saturday.— Penny C G Leonard (@pennycgleonard) November 15, 2021

Full obituary: Essence

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