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

Renee’s Corner: The Best of 2018

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius 2018 has taught me that. As you all may know, I took over Uncle Funky’s Daughter back in 2014 after relocating to Houston and figuring out I have what it takes to run a successful, thoughtful company. One of my main goals was to launch these awesome products (which I had already been a fan of for years) on a national level because they deserved to be seen. In 2016, UFD launched in Target, and we remain on those shelves today in over Read More

Rescue Your Curls with UFD at CVS!

With winter right around the corner, your hair is likely to go through some changes — like dryness and breakage. You don’t want either to happen, so it is best to take the proper steps and use the best products to prevent those issues from happening. Here are step-by-step ways to keep your hair moisturized and healthy with UFD! Cleanse! Due to the decrease in temperature, I prefer a mild and gentle co-wash to keep the moisture in my hair, while clarifying your scalp and hair. Bye-Bye Buildup from Uncle Funky’s Daughter works great for this! It also has a Read More

Natasha Howard: Fit, Fab and Forever Funky

Life is full of multi-tasking, roles and duties, but it’s also full of opportunities — to better ourselves, work hard and establish things in this world we are passionate about. Sometimes, those opportunities don’t have much to do with one another, but each helps to build a uniqueness about us . That’s proven to be true with our awesome (and well-rounded, might we add), Brand Ambassador, Natasha Howard (aka @longlibralegz on Instagram). Between being a long-time basketball fanatic, model and business professional, Natasha is agreeably a jack of all trades. “I am employed with Frito Lay where I am a Read More

(Gently) Guiding Your Guy’s Grooming Habits

The key to any relationship is communication, and the ability of either partner to listen (and retain!) the things their partner shares with them. That’s not a novel idea, and while it’s most often shared within the context of serious, introspective conversations, it can and does also apply to lighter, less serious situations — like when you decide to give your partner a friendly nudge in a certain direction regarding their grooming habits. From the male perspective, guys are typically only concerned with solving for two objectives as it pertains to their hygiene regimen: efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Or…more bluntly…is it easy? Is it Read More

Three Tips for Summertime Scalp Health

Temperatures are going up, and the sun is hanging out for longer — summer is here! Between cookouts, graduation parties, vacations, or just days out in the park with your family, your time outside is going to increase significantly. Of course, a major part of this fun is looking (and staying) cute! Many naturalistas use this time to install protective styles for the season, but there are other options as well. Regardless to how you choose to style during the summer, it will be important that you keep your scalp clean and healthy as you expose yourself and your curls to the elements. Read More

IMadameJay’s Spring Vacation Must-Haves

I don’t know about you, but spring break is the time of year that I most look forward to! As we get closer and closer to summer, the warm and breezy, “in-between” weather just makes me a unique kind of happy. This spring, I’ll be visiting the beach and there are definitely some essential items and products that I must have with me on this trip. First and foremost, I’ll need a big stylish tote to carry all of my things in. You always want to make sure you grab a bag that not only fits your style, but one that is roomy Read More