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

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

Big Decisions Blossom Beautiful Hair!

Sometimes, making the decision to go natural is more simple than most of us believe it to be. When it comes to how we look and how others may perceive us, we have a tendency to overthink our beauty. Funky Junkies, remember: keep it simple. Just as @AlongCameMyzha’s do, your curls will speak for themselves. “I’d say my natural hair journey is pretty simple,” Myzha says. “Not in a bad way, but as simple as: I made a decision, I cut my hair, and I felt free. I did my big chop at a time where natural hair was nowhere Read More

Funky Junky Feature: Tantalizing Tamara

It’s not uncommon we catch you all on social media exercising your rights to be Funky + Fabulous… and it brings us much joy and excitement to our daily work lives here on the inside of Uncle Funky’s Daughter! You keep us going, Funky Junkies! We love to hear all the great things you have to say about not only our products, but your health, your well-being and your progress! We stumbled across this sassy Funky Junky, Tamara, on Instagram one day after her post had us erupting in laughter: Guilty we presume, but we love the effect Curly Magic Read More

Mia Waters: A New Sense Of Freedom

Freedom — arguably the most powerful and thought-provoking concept of humanity there is. There are many different forms and levels of freedom, and it lies at the root of the most basic of our motivations. As a young adult, you move out of your parents’ home in pursuit of personal freedom, the ability to establish your own set of rules and not have to adhere to the bidding of someone else. You find a job and work hard to achieve financial freedom, and the ability to spend money on the things that you like to do. You buy a car to have freedom of transportation, Read More

Michelle Holmes: Sticks and Stones

In a perfect world, people would always be nice to us. They’d always be understanding and accepting of our choices and circumstances, and would never waiver in their support of what we want. But of course, we don’t live in a perfect world. We’re subject to the criticisms and judgement of those around us, be they verbal or nonverbal, intentionally hurtful or simply clumsily worded. Case in point – as naturalistas, many of us can attest to hearing less-than-flattering things during our natural hair journey. It’s one thing when we hear it from co-workers or acquaintances or even strangers; when Read More

Kala Garner’s Hair Color Tips for the Summer

Have you ever, or are you currently considering coloring your natural hair? As the seasons change, so do our styles – and coloring your hair can be a great way to spruce up your look, especially for the summertime. Of course, that can be a major decision, and our choice to do so is usually predicated on our ability to answer these questions: Is color safe? Which colors work best on dark natural hair? How do I care for my color-treated curls? Last summer, I got the color-itch. I decided to go brighter and loved it. Well now, the color-itch Read More