How to Grow Long, Kinky Coily Hair

As we begin the new year, a lot of us have made resolutions. For some of us, those resolutions include taking better care of our hair so it can be healthy and grow. It’s one thing for your hair to grow, but it’s another to actually retain the length. If you’re interested in important tips to retain length and improve the overall health of your type 4 hair, keep reading! The most important tip, in my opinion, is low manipulation of your hair. Because of the kinky and curly nature of our hair, it is more fragile and susceptible to Read More

3 Easy Natural Hair Looks for The New Year

Healthy hair is always in! It’s never too late to start your healthy hair journey, and you shouldn’t have to compromise when it comes to styling, either. Who doesn’t want bomb hair without cutting or coloring it? There are so many ways to change up your look that I continue to gravitate toward — and they can even double as protective styles! Whenever you’re in doubt, opt for a wig. It’s something that can literally be thrown on in minutes that completely covers your hair and can be worn for extended periods of time. That’s minimal manipulation on your tresses! I Read More

The Secret to Standing Out in 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We are ecstatic to bring in our new year with all of you fabulous Funky Junkies! We’ll be kicking off this year with new curls and new content for you to enjoy and find inspiration from, and we simply can’t wait! Although all this newness will be occurring, your undying love and support is not. As you may know, we feature one of you every month to show a just a little gratitude and recognition. To kick off our new year, we’ll be highlighting Mia, a fabulous Instagrammer from California. She’s been using our products and tagging Read More

Renee’s Corner: The Best of 2018

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius 2018 has taught me that. As you all may know, I took over Uncle Funky’s Daughter back in 2014 after relocating to Houston and figuring out I have what it takes to run a successful, thoughtful company. One of my main goals was to launch these awesome products (which I had already been a fan of for years) on a national level because they deserved to be seen. In 2016, UFD launched in Target, and we remain on those shelves today in over Read More

A Few Things for Your Last-Minute Christmas List

Shopping for your curlfriends can be a conquerable task, if you ask me. I think I never really gave it much thought until this project. So, I thought, ‘if I could only give five gifts to a new or seasoned naturalista, what would they be?’  By new, I mean freshly big chopped, and by seasoned, I mean being in the natural hair game three (plus) years. She has cut, colored, mastered many styles and gained much experience with her hair. If you need a little help this holiday season for what to get either of these ladies, here’s what I came Read More

Don’t Forget About YOU This Holiday Season

Tis the Season… It’s the most wonderful time of the year—but also one of the most stressful!  From work and social commitments, to last-minute shopping and over-scheduled travel plans…  To making the list AND checking it twice… Things can get out of hand very quickly and the holiday season can take a toll on your sanity.  ‘Tis the season to be jolly, but more importantly, ’tis the season for Self-Care.  Here are some quick UFD Holiday Hacks so you don’t forget about you during the holidays! Give Yourself Permission – Allow yourself to do whatever it is that you want…even if your “whatever” Read More

Keeping it Cool and Under Control this Winter

Don’t you love the winter season? The holidays are the time when you can gather together with close friends and family! Can’t you feel the warm fire on those cool nights while sipping hot cocoa? I am now thinking of this year’s first snowfall; it’s so exciting and a beautiful sight to see when it arrives. Unfortunately, there is one downfall when it comes to the colder weather… DRY HAIR! The harsh and cold air can wreak havoc on our natural hair by drying it out, making it brittle and even causing breakage and split ends. It can also irritate Read More