Renee’s Corner: Why Dads Are Our Greatest Motivators

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person. He believed in me.” -Jim Valvano As you know, this month was extremely special to Uncle Funky’s Daughter as we celebrated dads all month! It’s important to shed light on the men in our lives (and on our feeds)! We appreciate all the fierce feminine energy we see and receive through social media, but saw it fitting to pay credit where its due for the funky fathers out there! Dads are all so special and unique, especially to their daughters. For women, our fathers are the first to Read More

Renee’s Corner: Busy Mom Breakdown

  Life as a hard-working mom can be exciting and overwhelming all in one breath. We spend so much time caring for others, in all aspects, that we have to strategically plan getting ourselves together every. single. day. This applies to our hair care routines, too! I have three young daughters myself, twin girls (now age five!) and my youngest who’s two — all of whom need their hair done night and day. (PLUS my son who’s curls also need a little love too!) But this article isn’t about them! I just want to share how I keep my own hair Read More

Renee’s Corner: Silk for Your Soul; Clay for Your Curls!

A couple of weeks ago, we posed a question on social media: What new products would you like to see from us? We put our heads together to create products you felt were missing from your UFD haircare routine and needs. After lots of hard work, I am overjoyed to present Heal & Renew Intensive Hair Masque and Bye-Bye Buildup Conditioning Cleanser! Let me just tell you about these two beauties, Funky Junkies: Heal & Renew gives new life to your curly tresses and has a tingle you won’t be able to resist! It’s fortified with silk protein; blended with organic baobab, argan, organic Read More

Renee’s Corner: Did Someone Say Rollback?

Yes…I said ROLLBACK!!! And you know what that means! First, thanks for heading out to your local CVS Pharmacy to take a shelfie and enter into our contest for a $100 gift card. It was awesome to see all the pics posted. For those who won, I hope you are enjoying your spoils, because you deserve it! But wait…I am here to share even MORE good news! Are you ready? A couple of your favorite products from our brand will be available at one of the largest retailers in the country. You go there to shop for groceries, household items, Read More

Renee’s Corner: My Favorite Femme Pioneer in Black History

This month has been filled with so much pride and recognition for people of color, especially women of color (#WakandaForever)! As a black woman in business raising African American children, I admire the strength, grace and humility black women display as we face the challenges of our society — formerly and presently. As we wrap up Black History Month, I want to take some time to highlight and celebrate a noteworthy woman in Black history and easily one of my favorites: former First Lady of these United States, Michelle Obama. It has been said that “behind every strong man is Read More

Renee’s Corner: Kicking off with #CurlyGirlMagic in CVS!!

Happy New Year Funky Junkies! I pray that your 2018 is kicking off right…full of joy, love, blessings, productivity, and prosperity. Our Uncle Funky’s Daughter team is energized about the year ahead. Because of you, great things are happening for us and I am so excited to begin sharing some of the news. 2018 is all about Curly Girl Magic — celebrating YOU and that glorious hair of yours…whichever way you choose to wear it! When we launched in Target in 2016, so many of you responded with a tremendous outpouring of excitement about the ability to get your hands Read More

Renee’s Corner: 2017…The Year in Review

2017 has been teachable and outspoken. It has been triumphant. I think many would agree it’s also been a “wild ride.” Uncle Funky’s Daughter has undergone many changes and has strived everyday this year to elevate, expand and include curly girls everywhere. As we bring 2017 to a close, I wanted to share some of my most memorable moments and happenings from the past year: We started the year off in protest for things as important to us at the Women’s March in January, and are still pumping our fists (and moving our fingers) to be heard (or read). Millions around the Read More