Back to School with the Jacobs’

Yes! Summer time is officially over and it’s that time of the year again… BACK to SCHOOL. Summer came and went, so now we have to back to our daily regimen of preparing our girls’ for school. Here’s a quick look into our survival guide for tackling Hair for Back to School with UFD! Our hair routine starts on Sunday. Sundays are for washing/co-washing, conditioning (deep), detangling, and prepping. I like to alternate the Uncle Funky’s Daughter Squeaky Deep Cleansing Shampoo until the girls’ hair is 75% dry. I then go in with the UFD Midnite Train Leave-In Conditioner. This next Read More

Serena’s Lesson: Assertiveness is NOT Aggression

Serena Williams is undeniably the ultimate athlete — across both genders. The number of tournaments she has won speaks to her athleticism alone, and she has done this with grace and not a lot of fan fare…until recently. For those of you who missed the US Open this past weekend, you missed an amazing performance of resiliency, assertiveness, and courage that sent chills down my spine.  Serena has come under fire for challenging the umpire and standing her ground after being accused of cheating, breaking her racket, calling the umpire a “thief” and having a game taken away from her as a Read More

Every Curly Girl Has A Story!

The natural hair movement is continuing in full speed, and we are elated to see it! We often receive emails from our Funky Junkies who’ve just come over to the natural side and are happy to help whenever, wherever! In addition to our platforms, natural hair vloggers and influencers are giving us plenty of advice and inspiration. We also enjoy watching them grow alongside our Funky Empire! Thanks to social media, curly girls from all over the world have started platforms that are blooming and expanding  everyday to chat it up with and inspire our curlfriends. Photo curlspiration is one of Read More

Renee’s Corner: Back to School, Back to Reality

School bells are ringing! It’s that time of year again, and we have shopped until we DROPPED getting the kids ready for school. As you may have seen on my Instagram, my youngest daughter has officially started pre-school, and I feel like an accomplished, proud Mama Bear! Having four children all under the age of eight years old is difficult at times, but keeping these tips in mind help out greatly in preparing for the new school year. Nip it in the bud! If there’s a bad habit that your kids (or you) have on school nights/mornings, do your best Read More

Hitting Reset Post-Vacay

Summer is when most naturals decide to let their hair be free. The heat and humidity do not always allow our favorite styles (i.e. perm rod sets) to perform at their best. Also, if you LOVE the water like I do, the pool and beach are your go-to places when on summer vacation. Being that I just wrapped up a cruise in the Bahamas, here are some great tips I learned for optimal stress-free hair. Don’t Over Think It. You are on vacation, so have some fun and live a little!  All your healthy hair practices do not have to Read More

Work, Work, Don’t Stop!

It’s that time again for school to start, which means it’s also time for me to start work again, being that I work in a school. Managing natural hair for the work week does not have to be a task that you dread every morning before you head out of the door. For me, styling my hair in the morning is the last thing that I want to be worried about when I am trying to start my day. I don’t know about you guys, but my wash day is usually on a Sunday, so I use that time at Read More

Becoming Bold, Brave & Curly

Caring for your natural hair is a personal project, and overall, a journey of growth in many aspects. We understand that word is bond and that we often gain our funky junkies’ trust for blog-worthy curls because they’ve heard about the curly magic we’ve got in store (pun intended)! We enjoy seeing the posts, tags and mentions — they’re the highlights of our days! So many kinky and curly girls out there are flaunting their hair without a care in the world, and are working every day to make our products more accessible to you all… So thank you! Every month, Read More