What Are (Curl)Friends For?! Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Curly Girls

Having good friends is so important! The memories that I have made with my friends are so unforgettable. They are a group of people that I will always love and appreciate. Each of my friends plays a very different, but crucial role in my life, and I strive to show them that I care every chance I get. Having fun with them and being that “shoulder” for them to lean on. is the role that I play most. As you keep reading, I will explain just how I do that and add thoughtful gifts to the equation! One way that Read More

Teaching Our Daughters Self Confidence, Care and Love

Life is all about choices. Some choices are simple, others choices are more complex. As parent raising two girls in today’s times, my wife and I must choose to be very intentional in what we allow our girls to take in. Self-love is extremely important, and we want to instill this in our little ones as early as possible. Early on, we reinforced them to “love the skin they are in.” We try to show them examples in popular culture of Black girls and Black families including music, art and literature. For example, we are currently reading, “A B to Read More

Renee’s Corner: Celebrating 10 Years of Funk!!

I discovered Uncle Funky’s Daughter in 2009, after relocating to Houston from Atlanta. As all naturals do, I immediately searched where to buy natural hair products in the area. Uncle Funky’s Daughter was the first search result, so I visited the store where I purchased my first jar of Extra Butter…and fell in love! What I didn’t know at the time I met my second love (my family is the first) was that this was a new brand that had just launched! It was 10 years ago that two people saw a need in the curly hair community which led Read More

5 Tips for Starting Your Hair Off Rite!

Hey Funky Family! January has been such a revealing and wonderful month, already. Everyone has set resolutions (or protested doing so), but when it comes down to it, we all just want better lives, better health, and better HAIR than 2018. Here are 5 tips for kicking off your year with great hair in 2019. I had to learn from my mistakes so here’s some great tips to keep in mind on your next wash day, and to prevent “bad hair days” to come. 1. Trim Those Ends! The main reason why your twist-outs or other styles aren’t bomb anymore 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

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

The Ultimate Naturalista Gift Guide

Getting the right gifts for the people I care about during the holidays is something I look forward to every year. I usually gift both beauty and hair care products to my family and friends. This year, I went to Target and was able to get everything I needed to complete my gifting list. Check them out below, and happy shopping! Bahama Mama Nail Polish by Essie (Retail: $8.99) — This nail polish is the perfect deep plum color to wear for the holidays. It goes on easy and dries very quickly for that lady on the go! The City Mini Palette Read More