Discovering the Magic in Curly Magic!

As a naturalista with (as Uncle Funky’s Daughter would say) “Well Put Together” curls, I’ve found it can be sort of difficult to find a curl definer that works for my type of hair. Women with looser curl patterns sometimes have an easier time finding a gel that defines their ringlets, and I want that same kind of definition for my curls! I’ve found that in UFD’s Curly Magic Curl Stimulator. Curly Magic has so many great qualities and ingredients! I love that it has a short, simple composition that WORKS. One of my favorite ingredients that I look for Read More

7 Tips for Supporting Your Survivor Friend

In my experience as a cancer survivor, I find that many women desire different levels of friendship during their cancer journey. Here are a few tips I can offer you while supporting a friend with breast cancer… All based on what I can say I needed most during those times. JUST BE THERE! We’ve never been a cancer patient before, so we don’t know what to ask of you or exactly what we need, usually not until the very second we need it. We need you! This is the scariest time of our lives. A reliable friend is a great Read More

Underneath It All: Protecting Your Hair With Wigs

Protective styling is something many black women are familiar with. The aim of protective styling is to reduce the amount of manipulation done to our natural hair, be it through styling, coloring or heat application, that can cause damage. Protective styles also serve the purpose of allowing us to experiment with different hairstyles and looks. One minute, you could be rocking braids, the next week you could be rocking a sleek red bob, another minute you could be turning heads in a gorgeous afro curly wig; the space for creativity is as vast as you want it to be! With Read More

Ctrl + Alt + Do You!

Style, grace and creativity. These are all things we all wish to have in this day and age, especially with the social media industry becoming a marketing tool for putting ourselves out there and showing off our stuff! This month, we’re featuring one of our fab Funky Junkies who’s doing just that! Krystal, known as @krysstylzs on Instagram, has caught our eyes on multiple occasions. Krystal happens to be a fashion consultant and stylist (a stylish woman’s dream, right?!), and she’s based right here in Houston, Texas! As you all know, we enjoy taking the time to get to know you Read More

7 Tips for Natural Hair Newbies

Hey Funky Junkies! It’s your favorite indecisive, product junky, sometime hair neglector, Nia here and we’re going to be discussing the beginner’s guide to natural hair, and no, this won’t be one of those “How To Successfully Be Natural Because I Was Born with Perfect Hair and Never Experienced Struggle” type of guides. I have actually been through many trials and tribulations with my hair from heat damage, damage from bleach, balding… You name it!  On the flip side, my curls have also seen brighter days! I’ve been able to reach waist length hair, aid my hair back to health Read More

Back to School with UFD

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 get 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 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