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

Demetris Anderson Walker: Just Keep Living!

For as long as she’d been wearing her hair natural, Demetris Anderson Walker openly longed to have marvelous, beautifully defined curls, just like those of her mother. And for as long as she’d been expressing that desire, her mom, channeling the true essence of maternal wisdom, would simply tell her “just keep living.” For a while, that seemed like that may be Demetris’ only option. A naturalista for over twenty-five years, she first made the decision to go natural after realizing that maintaining a perm was not only time-consuming, but markedly ineffective. “Dealing with those chemicals, people assume it’s easy. But Read More

Kala’s Big Chop!

“What made you cut your hair?”  “Why would you want to start over?” These were questions I was consistently asked after announcing that I was planning a Big Chop (BC) on my 32nd birthday. Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat — virtually every social media platform I had a presence on — had a theme of, “Why is Kala cutting off her hair?” Honestly, I expected a few questions, but not as many I as received. In addition to the questions, there were requests from followers to not move forward with the cut — to call it off! I didn’t realize how invested others were in my hair journey. Yet, as Read More